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Garcia-Lopez vs Vesely in Nastase Tiriac Trophy final

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain and Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic will play for their second ATP title of the year in the Nastase Tiriac Trophy, where they will meet for the first time on tour. Sunday's finale was set up when Garcia-Lopez lost his serve only once in beating Gael Monfils of France 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-2, and Vesely also staged a comeback to...
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38 minutes ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Second-ranked Federer falls in third round of Monte Carlo Masters

MONACO -- On a bad day for Switzerland, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka both exited the Monte Carlo Masters in the third round on Thursday. Federer, who played his first tournament in nearly four weeks, made too many mistakes in a 6-4, 7-6 (5) loss to Gael Monfils after Wawrinka -- the defending champion -- was routed 6-1, 6-2 by Grigor Dimitrov. "It's the very beginning of the clay...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Monfils reaches 2nd round at Monte Carlo Masters

MONACO (AP) Gael Monfils overcame a shaky start to rally past Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday. The 14th-seeded Frenchman, who recently returned to the tour after a knee injury, struggled with his serve early before finding his range. Monfils was up a break in the opener but lost 12 of the last 14 points as...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Open: Monfils retires with hip injury; Berdych advances to quarters

  Tomas Berdych advanced Tuesday to the quarterfinals of the Miami Open when Gael Monfils fell and hurt his hip. The No. 8-seeded Berdych was leading 6-3, 3-2 when Monfils retired. Monfils, seeded 17th, said he bruised his hip but hopes to be able to play in his next scheduled tournament in Houston. Berdych, the runner-up at Key Biscayne in 2010, remains in title contention after...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas Berdych advances to quarterfinals at Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Tomas Berdych advanced Tuesday to the quarterfinals of the Miami Open when Gael Monfils fell and hurt his hip. The No. 8-seeded Berdych was leading 6-3, 3-2 when Monfils retired. Monfils, seeded 17th, said he bruised his hip but hopes to be able to play in his next scheduled tournament in Houston. Berdych, the runner-up at Key Biscayne in 2010, remains in...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Germany's Struff to open Davis Cup match against Simon

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Jan-Lennard Struff will make his Davis Cup debut for Germany when he opens the best-of-five series against French player Gilles Simon. In Friday's second singles, Philipp Kohlschreiber will play Gael Monfils. Struff had been nominated before but has never played. Germany's doubles players are Andre Begemann and Benjamin Becker, while Julien Benneteau and...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Monfils included in France team vs Germany

  France captain Arnaud Clement has surprisingly included Gael Monfils in his team to face Germany in the first round of the Davis Cup next week. Monfils complained of tiredness last week and withdrew from the tie, but was picked on Tuesday alongside Gilles Simon, Richard Gasquet and Nicolas Mahut. The French, who lost to Switzerland in the 2014 final, face the Germans from March...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Open 13: Simon defeats Monfils in tiebreak for 12th career title

MARSEILLE, France -- Fifth-seeded Gilles Simon claimed his 12th career title after coming out on top of a tense three-set battle with fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils on Sunday. Simon withstood 11 aces from Monfils and five breaks of serve before he proved the strongest in the tiebreak to win 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4). The 30-year-old Simon became the second most titled French player in the...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Simon beats Monfils to win 12th career title at Open 13

MARSEILLE, France (AP) Fifth-seeded Gilles Simon claimed his 12th career title after coming out on top of a tense three-set battle with fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils on Sunday. Simon withstood 11 aces from Monfils and five breaks of serve before he proved the strongest in the tiebreak to win 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4). The 30-year-old Simon became the second most titled French player in...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Open 13: Monfils to take on Simon in all-French final

MARSEILLE, France -- Local favorite Gael Monfils maintained his perfect record against fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the final of the Open 13 where he will meet fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon. The seventh-seeded Monfils, who also beat the Spaniard in the second round last week in Rotterdam, put Bautista Agut under pressure with excellent return games, and converted...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Monfils reaches Open 13 final

MARSEILLE, France (AP) Local favorite Gael Monfils maintained his perfect record against fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the final of the Open 13 with an easy 6-4, 6-2 win on Saturday. The seventh-seeded Frenchman, who also beat the Spaniard in the second round last week in Rotterdam, put Bautista Agut under pressure with excellent return games, and converted four of...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Open 13: Bautista Agut advances to Marseille semis with win over Thiem

  Fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut advanced to the semifinals of the Open 13 with a 7-6 (7), 6-3 victory over Dominic Thiem on Friday. The 26-year-old Spaniard, who also reached the semifinals in Chennai last month, will next face either seventh-seeded Gael Monfils of France or Simone Bolelli. The Italian upset top-seeded Milos Raonic in the second round at the indoor tournament...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bautista Agut advances to Marseille semis

MARSEILLE, France (AP) Fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut advanced to the semifinals of the Open 13 with a 7-6 (7), 6-3 victory over Dominic Thiem on Friday. The 26-year-old Spaniard, who also reached the semifinals in Chennai last month, will next face either seventh-seeded Gael Monfils of France or Simone Bolelli. The Italian upset top-seeded Milos Raonic in the second round...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bautista Agut and Monfils reach Open 13 quarterfinals

MARSEILLE, France (AP) Fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain and No. 7 Gael Monfils of France both won in straight sets to reach the Open 13 quarterfinals on Wednesday. The 16th-ranked Bautista Agut broke Canadian Vasek Pospisil's serve twice in a 7-5, 6-4 win, and next faces either sixth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium or Austria's Dominic Thiem. Monfils had 13 aces, saving...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Berdych punishes Monfils to reach Rotterdam semis

  Defending champion Tomas Berdych escaped unscathed from a heavy fall and romped to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Gael Monfils in the World Tennis Tournament quarterfinals on Friday. The third-seeded Berdych needed just 23 minutes to seal the first set, and broke for 2-1 in the second soon after calling the trainer to have his left wrist checked following his tumble. The Czech hit a...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Gasquet to face Janowicz for Open Sud de France title

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Two-time champion and local favorite Richard Gasquet will take on big serving Jerzy Janowicz of Poland in the final of the Open Sud de France. The Frenchman, who won in 2006 and 2013, defeated his Davis Cup teammate Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday in a rematch of last year's final. The fourth-seeded Gasquet, who was born in the nearby city of Beziers,...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Monfils advances to Open de Sud semifinal against Gasquet

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Defending champion Gael Monfils needed three sets to see off Belgian qualifier Steve Darcis in the Open Sud de France quarterfinals on Friday, winning 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 to set up an all-French semifinal against Richard Gasquet. Top-seeded Monfils outscored Darcis 10-0 in aces and saved three of four break-point chances. The fourth-seeded Gasquet had it easier...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Open Sud de France: Top seed Monfils makes quarterfinals in Montpellier

MONTPELLIER, France -- Top-seeded Gael Monfils won a tight all-French encounter against Kenny De Schepper 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach the quarterfinals of the Open Sud de France on Thursday. One break of serve was enough for Monfils, who saved all three break points he faced. Monfils will next take on qualifier Steve Darcis of Belgium, who defeated Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-2, 7-6 ...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Top seed Monfils makes quarterfinals in Montpellier

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) Top-seeded Gael Monfils won a tight all-French encounter against Kenny De Schepper 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach the quarterfinals of the Open Sud de France on Thursday. One break of serve was enough for Monfils, who saved all three break points he faced. Monfils will next take on qualifier Steve Darcis of Belgium, who defeated Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-2, 7...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

John Isner, Gael Monfils withdraw from Heineken Open

  Defending champion John Isner has withdrawn from next week's Heinken Tennis Open in Auckland citing tiredness. Frenchman Gael Monfils has also withdrawn from the tournament at late notice for personal reasons. Isner is currently partnering Serena Williams as the United States team at the Hopman Cup mixed teams event in Perth and will play in Saturday's final after playing 13 sets...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Isner, Monfils withdraw from Heineken Open

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) Defending champion John Isner has withdrawn from next week's Heinken Tennis Open in Auckland citing tiredness. Frenchman Gael Monfils has also withdrawn from the tournament at late notice for personal reasons. Isner is currently partnering Serena Williams as the United States team at the Hopman Cup mixed teams event in Perth and will play in Saturday's...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Federer, Sampras' Aces top Djokovic's Royals in IPTL inaugural

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Novak Djokovic signed off in style at the International Premier Tennis League by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-0, but it was not enough for his UAE Royals to win the inaugural exhibition event on Saturday. The Indian Aces, who had the likes of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Ana Ivanovic turning out at different stages of the four-leg mixed tournament,...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Indian Aces top team in inaugural IPTL

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Novak Djokovic signed off in style at the International Premier Tennis League by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-0, but it was not enough for his UAE Royals to win the inaugural exhibition event on Saturday. The Indian Aces, who had the likes of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Ana Ivanovic turning out at different stages of the four-leg mixed tournament...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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