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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...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  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,...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  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 ...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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,...
Via AP on Fox
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

France captain under fire after Davis Cup loss to Switzerland

LILLE, France -- The French tried everything to thwart Roger Federer's attempt to win the Davis Cup. First, they first picked clay for the contest in the northern French city of Lille and decided to host the tie in a football stadium to get maximum support from the home fans. Then they gathered for a one-week training camp to strengthen the team's cohesion ahead of the final. It...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

France captain under fire after David Cup loss

LILLE, France (AP) The French tried everything to thwart Roger Federer's attempt to win the Davis Cup. First, they first picked clay for the contest in the northern French city of Lille and decided to host the tie in a football stadium to get maximum support from the home fans. Then they gathered for a one-week training camp to strengthen the team's cohesion ahead of the final....
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Switzerland Wins Its First Davis Cup — Federer Gets The Headlines, Many Deserve The Credit

On a certain undeniable level, the big banner headline for the 2014 Davis Cup Final is simply this: ROGER FEDERER WINS ELUSIVE DAVIS CUP TITLE, ADDING TO HIS LEGACY. When any athlete with Federer’s level of stature and centrality wins a prestigious championship for the first time at a latter point in his or her career, it’s a big deal. It should be. This is a point which does...
Via Bloguin Best
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Switzerland Wins Its First Davis Cup — Federer Gets The Headlines, Many Deserve The Credit

On a certain undeniable level, the big banner headline for the 2014 Davis Cup Final is simply this: ROGER FEDERER WINS ELUSIVE DAVIS CUP TITLE, ADDING TO HIS LEGACY. When any athlete with Federer’s level of stature and centrality wins a prestigious championship for the first time at a latter point in his or her career, it’s a big deal. It should be. This is a point which does...
Via Attacking The Net
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis Cup finals: The Swiss finally take a stand

The Davis Cup finals are underway and after two days of play in Lille, France, the Swiss are well on their way to winning a title. Dominant play by Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka took the neutrality out of Switzerland and put them on the offensive. Despite many concerns coming into the competition, Switzerland has done remarkably well. They lead the French 2-1 and with a win...
Via isportsweb.com
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wawrinka puts Switzerland ahead of France in final

LILLE, France (AP) Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give Switzerland a 1-0 lead against France in the Davis Cup final. Wawrinka started strong, and overcame a second-set lapse by regaining control of the opening singles with an aggressive display that paid off. Wawrinka, who scored 25 points at the net, sealed the match on...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Roger Federer to face Monfils in Davis Cup final

LILLE, France (AP) Despite his bad back, Roger Federer will face Gael Monfils on Friday in the second singles match when Switzerland faces France in the Davis Cup final. Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka will open the best-of-five series on clay against Jo-Wilfired Tsonga. Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, was doubtful for the final after injuring his back last week during...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

France unchanged to face Swiss in Davis Cup final

PARIS (AP) France captain Arnaud Clement has named an unchanged team to face Roger Federer's Switzerland in the Davis Cup final next week. The 12th-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is selected along with 19th-ranked Gael Monfils, No. 26 Julien Benneteau, and No. 27 Richard Gasquet. When France beat defending champion the Czech Republic 4-1 last month, Gasquet and Tsonga won their singles...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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