To round out our munchkin reports (Janko? Check. Andre Sa? Check. Nono? Here we go!) —
French munchkin Arnaud Clement got bounced out early in both singles and doubles at this year’s Australian Open.
As expected, he played in solid-colored Lacoste performance polos.
Clement needed five sets to defeat Ukranian Sergiy Stakhovsky in the first round (6-3, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 — yikes!) and ran out of the fuel he needed to beat 14th seed Fernando Verdasco. He even got pesky in the latter match, getting called out by the chair ump for rudely grabbing his towel from the ballboy.
In doubles, with partner Marc Gicquel (what happened to Llodra?), Arnaud lost to Peya and Petzschner in two tiebreaks.
At least he had fun at the IMG Crown Players’ Party before the tourney started.
(1st round photo by FFT; 2nd round and party images by Getty Images)