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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 breaks grass-court dry spell with Mercedes Cup championship

STUTTGART, Germany -- Rafael Nadal defeated Viktor Troicki of Serbia 7-6 (3), 6-3 Sunday to win the Mercedes Cup for the third time in the Spaniard's first title on grass since Wimbledon in 2010. The top seed, who had no aces in his semifinal win over Gael Monfils, ended the first set tiebreaker with an ace, his ninth. Nadal saved the only break point he faced. Playing with evident...
Via AP on Fox
June 14, 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

Nadal holds off Tomic in 3 sets to reach Mercedes Cup semis

STUTTGART, Germany -- Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame stiff resistance from Bernard Tomic to reach the semifinals of the Mercedes Cup with a 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 victory on Friday. Nadal will next play fourth-seeded Gael Monfils, who beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5, 3-6, 6-3. The tournament is a grass-court tune-up for Wimbledon and Nadal said he was pleased with his game. After needing...
Via AP on Fox
June 12, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via Attacking The Net
May 22, 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...
Via Bloguin Best
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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

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...
Via AP on Fox
April 16, 2015  |  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
April 14, 2015  |  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
March 31, 2015  |  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
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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