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Milos Raonic Leaps Into The Australian Open Semifinals

Tennis fans have waited years for another men’s tennis player to take the proverbial leap, becoming a player not necessarily on the level of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer or Andy Murray, but clearly a step above the rest of the top 20. We might be watching Milos Raonic make that move. The Canadian dispatched Gael Monfils with relative ease in four sets Wednesday night to move into...
Via Bloguin Best
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Milos Raonic Leaps Into The Australian Open Semifinals

Tennis fans have waited years for another men’s tennis player to take the proverbial leap, becoming a player not necessarily on the level of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer or Andy Murray, but clearly a step above the rest of the top 20. We might be watching Milos Raonic make that move. The Canadian dispatched Gael Monfils with relative ease in four sets Wednesday night to move into...
Via Attacking The Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Watch on Wednesday, Day 10 at the Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The remaining semifinalists will be determined Wednesday at the Australian Open, with Andy Murray hoping to extend his quest for redemption at Melbourne Park and Milos Raonic aiming to continue his strong form which has included wins over No. 3 Roger Federer and No. 4 Stan Wawrinka in the past three weeks. Murray, whose wife is due to have their first...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Monfils into 1st quarterfinal at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Monday (all times local): 3: 40 p.m. Gael Monfils had a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) win over Andrei Kuznetsov to reach the quarterfinals for the first time in 11 trips to the Australian Open. The No. 23-seeded Monfils, a semifinalist at the 2008 French Open, delighted the Margaret Court Arena crowd with his lunging, leaping...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Rain delays play on Aussie Open outside courts

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (All times local): 11:40 a.m. Misty rain has briefly delayed the start of play on outdoor courts at the Australian Open. Play has begun on the three main stadiums with roofs at Melbourne Park, including the opening match on Rod Laver Arena between 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic and qualifier Anastasija...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Ferrer, Johnson advance to final in Vienna

VIENNA -- Top-seeded David Ferrer beat Gael Monfils of France 7-6 (5), 7-5 at the Erste Bank Open on Saturday to reach his fifth final of the season. Ferrer will play Steve Johnson of the United States for the title. The 47th-ranked American beat Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 6-3, 7-6 (4) to advance to his maiden ATP final. The eighth-ranked Ferrer, who is 4-0 in finals this season, is...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

U.S. Open men's preview: Will there be a surprise champion?

By Jennifer Piro. The U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows starts tomorrow. The men are gearing up to play best of five set matches in what looks to be steamy conditions. That’s nothing unusual for New York. Also not unusual, is that Novak Djokovic is the top seed at another major. He likes to play in New York, but has only captured the title once. Roger Federer and Andy Murray are...
Via isportsweb.com
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Thiem wins Croatia Open beating Sousa

UMAG, Croatia (AP) Dominik Thiem of Austria beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-4, 6-1 to win the Croatia Open on Sunday. Thiem became the first Austrian to win the title since Thomas Muster in 1995. After defeating top-seeded Gael Monfils of France in the semifinals he stunned Sousa in just 61 minutes. This is his second career title after victory in the Open de Nice in May. Both players...
Via AP on Fox
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Nishikori, Monfils advance at Gerry Weber Open

HALLE, Germany (AP) Second-seeded Kei Nishikori won a close contest against Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-6 (4) 7-5 to reach the second round of the Gerry Weber Open on Tuesday The Japanese saved nine of 10 break points he faced to set up a second-round clash with Dustin Brown of Germany. No. 4-seeded Gael Monfils beat Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4, but No. 7 Bernard Tomic...
Via AP on Fox
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Nadal beats Monfils in straight sets to reach Mercedes Cup final

STUTTGART, Germany -- Top-seeded Rafael Nadal defeated Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final of the grass-court Mercedes Cup. The 14-time Grand Slam winner saved all four break points he faced and converted two of his own to beat the fourth-seeded Monfils of France in 1 hour, 19 minutes. Monfils lost despite serving 11 aces compared to none from Nadal. Nadal, who was...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Nadal beats Monfils 6-3, 6-4 to reach Mercedes Cup final

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal defeated Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final of the grass-court Mercedes Cup. The 14-time Grand Slam winner saved all four break points he faced and converted two of his own to beat the fourth-seeded Monfils of France in 1 hour, 19 minutes. Monfils lost despite serving 11 aces compared to none from Nadal. Nadal, who...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Monfils, Troicki advance to Mercedes Cup quarterfinals

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Seeded players Gael Monfils and Viktor Troicki were made to fight hard to reach the Mercedes Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday. The fourth-seeded Monfils of France fired 18 aces and defeated Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), while the eighth-seeded Troicki beat German wild card Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3. The Serb next faces Sam Groth...
Via AP on Fox
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Monfils, Troicki each advance to Mercedes Cup quarterfinals

STUTTGART, Germany -- Seeded players Gael Monfils and Viktor Troicki were made to fight hard to reach the Mercedes Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday. The fourth-seeded Monfils of France fired 18 aces and defeated Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), while the eighth-seeded Troicki beat German wild card Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3. The Serb next faces Sam Groth of...
Via AP on Fox
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Roger Federer beats Gael Monfils, returns to French Open quarterfinals

  A night's rest did little to help Gael Monfils against Roger Federer at the French Open. Having leveled their match at one set apiece before play was suspended on Sunday, Monfils lasted just over an hour after play resumed Monday before losing 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to the 17-time Grand Slam champion. It's the fourth time Federer has beaten Monfils at Roland Garros, and means the...
Via AP on Fox
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Federer back into French Open quarterfinals

PARIS (AP) A night's rest did little to help Gael Monfils against Roger Federer at the French Open. Having leveled their match at one set apiece before play was suspended on Sunday, Monfils lasted just over an hour after play resumed Monday before losing 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to the 17-time Grand Slam champion. It's the fourth time Federer has beaten Monfils at Roland Garros, and means...
Via AP on Fox
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Federer-Monfils halted after 2 sets; Sharapova doesn't take the court

  Roger Federer could be excused if he has a restless night. With thick gray clouds overhead and light slipping away at the end of a rainy day, Federer got broken by Gael Monfils to even their French Open fourth-round match at a set apiece, right before play was suspended Sunday. They met on the sideline to chat with the chair umpire, then clasped hands, and Monfils gave Federer...
Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

French Open: Top 4 will face Frenchmen in week 2

For the first time since 2008, there are five French tennis players in the fourth round – Jeremy Chardy, Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils, Gilles Simon and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – making this quite a French Open (please laugh). Unfortunately for French fans, four of their countrymen face the top four seeds next. Will French tennis be well represented in the quarterfinals, or will the...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

French Open Lookahead: Federer vs. Monfils highlights Sunday

PARIS (AP) Roger Federer and Gael Monfils know each other - and each other's games - quite well. Their fourth-round match Sunday will be their 13th meeting overall (Federer leads 8-4) and fourth at the French Open (Federer leads 3-0). ''Roger asks many questions,'' the 13th-seeded Monfils said, ''and I have to find many answers.'' Monfils has won their most recent two matches, both...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

French Open Day 6: Matches to Watch

The first week of the 2015 French Open is nearing an end. In recent years the top men have made it through the early stages of majors with ease, while some of the top women have been prone to upsets. That pattern seems to be continuing this year. Three of the top six seeded women have been upset, including one of the heavy favorites, Simona Halep. So what will tomorrow bring? Let’s...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Frenchmen Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Thrive At Roland Garros

PARIS — Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators. An entertainer at heart, Monfils pounded his chest with his right fist repeatedly and, after hugging opponent Diego Schwartzman at the net, used his right shoe to etch a...
Via NESN.com
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vive la France! Host nation enjoys perfect 5-0 day in men's singles

  Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators. An entertainer at heart, Monfils pounded his chest with his right fist repeatedly and, after hugging opponent Diego Schwartzman at the net, used his right shoe to etch a sketch of a smiley face on the French...
Via AP on Fox
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

French Open: Post-Draw Men’s Preview

The men’s draw for the 2015 French Open has been announced. A one-word summary of the draw: KABOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! The doomsday scenario arrived for legions of Spaniards and Serbs on Friday in Paris. Rafael Nadal, seeded sixth at this tournament due to his struggles over the past few months, was slotted to play Novak Djokovic, the top seed in search of history… in the quarterfinals...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Review of the road to Roland Garros

With the clay court season all but finished and Roland Garros lurking just a week away, let’s take a look at the surprising, disappointing and standout moments of the three Masters 1000 tournaments on clay. Monte Carlo Rolex Masters The first Masters 1000 of the clay court swing leaves the door wide open for any player to set the tone for the next couple of grueling and demanding...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Monfils advances to face Bolelli in Nastase Tiriac Trophy quarters

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Second-seeded Gael Monfils advanced to the quarterfinals of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy by beating Mikhail Youzhny 6-1, 6-2 Thursday. It was the Frenchman's first win over Youzhny in their fourth meeting. Monfils will next face eighth-seeded Simone Bolelli, who advanced to the quarterfinals for the third time this year by beating Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-4, 6-4.
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2nd-seeded Monfils to face Simone Bolelli in quarterfinals

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Second-seeded Gael Monfils advanced to the quarterfinals of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy by beating Mikhail Youzhny 6-1, 6-2 Thursday. It was the Frenchman's first win over Youzhny in their fourth meeting. Monfils will next face eighth-seeded Simone Bolelli, who advanced to the quarterfinals for the third time this year by beating Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-4, 6-4.
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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