Gael Monfils

  • Gael Monfils, Philipp Kohlschreiber reach Moselle Open quarters Yesterday

    Second-seeded Gael Monfils of France and third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany advanced to the quarter-finals of the Moselle Open on Thursday. Monfils overcame a slow start before beating Michal Przysiezny of Poland 7-5, 6-1, and faces seventh-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland after he comfortably beat veteran Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-4,...
  • Davis Cup: France wrap up Czech Republic 4-1 to reach final 5 days ago

    France wrapped up their Davis Cup semi-final tie against holders Czech Republic 4-1 on Sunday, a day after securing their final spot on home soil. Julien Benneteau lost 6-4, 6-3 to Jiri Vesely before Gael Monfils beat Lukas Rosol 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 in the reverse singles at Roland Garros. Richard Gasquet and...
  • Roger Federer leads Switzerland's Davis Cup challenge September 11, 2014

    Having coming up short in his bid for an 18th Grand Slam title, Roger Federer is quickly turning his focus to the Davis Cup - a trophy still missing from his collection. The former top-ranked player leads Switzerland against Italy in Geneva this weekend as his country bids to reach the...
  • Federer saves two match points, reaches US Open semifinal September 5, 2014

    New York: Roger Federer saved two match points while coming all the way back from a two-set deficit to beat Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 Thursday night and reach the US Open semifinals for the first time since 2011. Frustrated by Monfils' unpredictable style, flummoxed by the swirling wind,...
  • Roger Federer hopes to see off maturing Gael Monfils and reach US Open semis September 4, 2014

    Roger Federer will have to forget his long-standing admiration for Gael Monfils on Thursday when the two go head-to-head with a berth in the US Open semi-finals on the line. Federer owns a 6-2 lifetime record versus Monfils, most recently a three-set win at last month's US Open tune-up event in...
  • Gael Monfils tames Grigor Dimitrov to march into US Open quarters September 3, 2014

    Frenchman Gael Monfils extended his untroubled march into the U.S. Open quarter-finals by taming seventh-seed Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 7-6 (6), 7-5 on Tuesday to reach the last eight without dropping a set. Monfils, seeded 20th, stayed away from the showy highlight reel shots he has become known for and instead focused...
  • Murray beats Monfils to reach French Open semi-finals June 5, 2014

    Briton Andy Murray ended home hopes by beating Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 1-6, 6-0 in a race to beat the fading light in front of a roaring crowd on Wednesday to reach his first French Open semifinal since 2011. The last Frenchman standing in Paris sent the decibels soaring...
  • Gael Monfils takes centre stage in Paris ahead of Nadal June 4, 2014

    Rafael Nadal has won more Roland Garros titles than anyone yet he has been shunted off the main showcourt on Wednesday to make way for Frenchman Gael Monfils who has never made a grand slam final in almost a decade of trying. Nadal will continue his pursuit of a record-extending ninth...
  • Monfils keeps cool to beat Fognini at French Open May 31, 2014

    Paris: Gael Monfils of France advanced to the fourth round of the French Open by beating Fabio Fognini 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2 on Saturday. Fognini was punished with a penalty point in the fifth set after throwing his racket in frustration following a forehand that went wide. The racket landed...
  • Dimitrov to play Rosol in Bucharest final April 26, 2014

    Bucharest: Top-seeded Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the final of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Saturday when Gael Monfils had to retire with an ankle injury in the first set. Monfils twisted his right ankle when walking onto the court before the match and had to quit when trailing 5-1 after just...
  • France beat Germany 3-2 in Davis Cup quarter-final April 7, 2014

    Nancy, France: France rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat Germany 3-2 in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Sunday. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga cruised past Tobias Kamke 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to help France even the tie before Gael Monfils secured the winning point by defeating Peter Gojowczyk 6-1, 7-6 (0),...
  • Juan Martin del Potro, Andy Murray advance in Rotterdam February 13, 2014

    Rotterdam: Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina returned after a month out with injury to advance to the second round of the ABN Amro tournament on Wednesday. The defending champion beat Gael Monfils of France 7-6 (6), 6-3, while second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain dispatched Edouard Roger-Vasselin, also of France,...
  • Monfils beats Gasquet in Open Sud de France final February 9, 2014

    Montpellier: Gael Monfils beat top-seeded defending champion Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-4 Sunday in the final of the Open Sud de France for his fifth career title. Monfils captured his first title of the season and his first since winning the Stockholm Open in 2011. In an all-French match, Monfils did not...
  • Monfils beats Nieminen to reach Open Sud final February 8, 2014

    Montpellier, France: Fifth-seeded Gael Monfils of France fired 15 aces and overcame a second-set wobble to beat sixth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 on Saturday and reach the Open Sud de France final. Monfils improved to 4-0 in career head-to-heads against his Finnish opponent. He looked set for a comfortable win...
  • Nadal storms into fourth round of Australian Open January 18, 2014

    Melbourne: Top-seeded Rafael Nadal and two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka looked as if they were in a hurry to get out for late dinners on Saturday while posting straight-set victories in their night matches at the Australian Open. Nadal continued his dominance of Gael Monfils, beating the Frenchman for the 10th...
  • Rafael Nadal beats Gael Monfils to win Qatar title January 5, 2014

    Doha: Rafael Nadal opened his 2014 campaign by winning his first title of the year in defeating Gael Monfils 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2 at the Qatar Open on Saturday. Nadal showed why he's the top player in the world all week long. Although he wasn't in top form in this first...
  • Gael Monfils withdraws from Heineken Open January 5, 2014

    Auckland: Gael Monfils has withdrawn from next week's Heineken Open ATP tennis tournament in Auckland, citing fatigue. The 31-ranked Frenchman, who was to be the tournaments seventh seed, told organizers Sunday he would be unable to play after losing to Rafael Nadal in three sets in the final of the Qatar...
  • Rafael Nadal sets up Gael Monfils clash in Qatar Open final January 4, 2014

    World number one Rafa Nadal will face Frenchman Gael Monfils in the final of the Qatar Open after surviving a tough test against German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk in Doha on Friday. The Spaniard, warming up for this month's Australian Open which he missed last year because of illness, dropped the opening...
  • David Ferrer beats Monfils in Valencia Open October 23, 2013

    Valencia: Top-seeded David Ferrer eased into the second round of the Valencia Open by beating Gael Monfils of France 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday. Monfils looked to be in pain during the second set but continued playing. Ferrer said he could see Monfils was struggling but that he "tried to concentrate on...
  • 213th-ranked Pospisil stuns Monfils in Vienna October 17, 2013

    Vienna: The 213th-ranked Jaroslav Pospisil of Czech Republic stunned sixth-seeded Gael Monfils of France 7-6 (0), 7-5 to win his first match on ATP level at the Erste Bank Open on Wednesday, while seeded Czech players Radek Stepanek and Lukas Rosol advanced to the quarterfinals. The 32-year-old Pospisil, who usually competes...
  • Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal edge challengers in Shanghai October 11, 2013

    Shanghai: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic overcame tough challenges in their quarter-finals at the Shanghai Masters on Friday and moved a step closer to a possible showdown in the final. Top-ranked Nadal saved three set points and finally closed out a 20-minute tiebreak in the first set against Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka...
  • Roger Federer ousted by Gael Monfils in Shanghai Masters October 10, 2013

    Shanghai: Roger Federer fell to another early loss on Thursday, with Gael Monfils beating him 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in the third round of the Shanghai Masters. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, who has slipped to No. 7 in the rankings, was playing in his first tournament since losing in the...
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats Gael Monfils to advance at Japan Open September 30, 2013

    Tokyo: Second-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga needed four match points to beat Gael Monfils 6-3, 7-6 (8) on Monday to advance to the second round of the Japan Open. Tsonga served 11 aces and didn't drop service to improve his record to four wins in five tour-level matches against his French compatriot. After...
  • Monfils retires in the final to hand Melzer Winston-Salem trophy August 25, 2013

    North Carolina: Austria's Jurgen Melzer didn't want to spend a week in New York with all the craziness surrounding the start of the US Open. Instead, he spent the week training and playing in the relative quiet of North Carolina and came away with a champion's trophy and a big...
  • Melzer, Monfils reach Winston-Salem Open final August 24, 2013

    North Carolina: Former top-10 players Gael Monfils and Jurgen Melzer beat higher-ranked players on Friday to advance to the Winston-Salem Open final. Frenchman Monfils overcame early struggles to beat Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine 7-6 (11), 6-3 in the first semi-final at the Wake Forest Tennis Center. "It's very good for...
  • Querrey, Dolgopolov, Monfils, Melzer in Winston-Salem semis August 23, 2013

    North Carolina: Gael Monfils once ranked among the world's top 10 players, beat Spain's Fernando Verdasco 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday to advance to the Winston-Salem Open semifinals. The 43rd-ranked Frenchman will face Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine, a 7-6 (7), 6-3 winner over Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan. "It's always...
  • Querrey, Monfils reach quarters in North Carolina August 22, 2013

    North Carolina: Sam Querrey wants to get in as many matches as he can to prepare for next week's US Open. Yet Querrey nearly saw his preparations come to an early end on Wednesday, struggling early before edging Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 4-6, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (12) to advance to the...
  • Tommy Haas, Juan Monaco advance at German Championships July 17, 2013

    Hamburg, Germany: Tommy Haas outlasted qualifier Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 on Wednesday to advance to the third round of the German Tennis Championships in Hamburg. The second-seeded Haas blew a 4-1 lead in the third set. But he held serve and broke to clinch the match when Kavcic...
  • Monfils wins in Halle, says will skip Wimbledon June 12, 2013

    Halle: Gael Monfils reached the Gerry Weber Open quarterfinals on Wednesday then announced he will miss Wimbledon. After defeating Czech qualifier Jan Hernych 6-2, 6-3, Monfils said he withdrew his request for a Wimbledon wild card because he had to deal with a personal problem that could not be delayed....
  • Gael Monfils beats 5th-seeded Milos Raonic at Halle June 11, 2013

    Halle: Gael Monfils beat fifth-seeded Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday in the first round of the Gerry Weber Open. Monfils broke for 2-1 in the first set. He also went up a break at the start of the second set. Raonic put some pressure on Monfils in the final game, but...