GAEL MONFILS

  • Beaten Roger Federer consoled by shaking 'ghost' off his back 3 days ago

    Despite his defeat by Gael Monfils in Friday's second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final, Roger Federer found something to smile about as the Swiss got "a ghost" off his back. The 17-times grand slam champion, who lost 6-1 6-4 6-3 as France drew level 1-1 following Stan Wawrinka's opening...
  • Davis Cup: Gael Monfils beats Roger Federer as France draw level 4 days ago

    France: Gael Monfils rose to the occasion as he upset Roger Federer 6-1 6-4 6-3 to help France level the Davis Cup final with Switzerland 1-1 on Friday. After Stan Wawrinka had given the Swiss a 1-0 lead by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 3-6 6-3 6-2, Monfils was at his best...
  • Roger Federer to face Monfils in Davis Cup final 5 days ago

    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...
  • France, Switzerland unchanged for Davis Cup final November 11, 2014

    France and Switzerland have announced unchanged teams for the Davis Cup final next week at Lille. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Julien Benneteau, and Richard Gasquet were re-selected by France, while Gilles Simon, France's third highest-ranked player, was put on standby as a replacement. Switzerland captain Severin Luthi picked the same side for...
  • Gael Monfils, Philipp Kohlschreiber reach Moselle Open quarters September 19, 2014

    Secondseeded Gael Monfils of France and thirdseeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany advanced to the quarterfinals of the Moselle Open on Thursday. Monfils overcame a slow start before beating Michal Przysiezny of Poland 75, 61, and faces seventhseeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland after he comfortably beat veteran Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 64,...
  • Davis Cup: France wrap up Czech Republic 41 to reach final September 14, 2014

    France wrapped up their Davis Cup semifinal tie against holders Czech Republic 41 on Sunday, a day after securing their final spot on home soil. Julien Benneteau lost 64, 63 to Jiri Vesely before Gael Monfils beat Lukas Rosol 57, 64, 75 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 topranked 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 twoset deficit to beat Gael Monfils 46, 36, 64, 75, 62 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 longstanding admiration for Gael Monfils on Thursday when the two go headtohead with a berth in the US Open semifinals on the line. Federer owns a 62 lifetime record versus Monfils, most recently a threeset win at last month's US Open tuneup 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 quarterfinals by taming seventhseed Grigor Dimitrov 75, 76 (6), 75 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 semifinals June 5, 2014

    Briton Andy Murray ended home hopes by beating Gael Monfils 64, 61, 46, 16, 60 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 recordextending 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 57, 62, 64, 06, 62 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: Topseeded 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 51 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: Topseeded 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 76 (6), 63, while secondseeded Andy Murray of Britain dispatched Edouard RogerVasselin, also of France,...
  • Monfils beats Gasquet in Open Sud de France final February 9, 2014

    Montpellier: Gael Monfils beat topseeded defending champion Richard Gasquet 64, 64 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 allFrench match, Monfils did not...
  • Monfils beats Nieminen to reach Open Sud final February 8, 2014

    Montpellier, France: Fifthseeded Gael Monfils of France fired 15 aces and overcame a secondset wobble to beat sixthseeded Jarkko Nieminen 62, 36, 61 on Saturday and reach the Open Sud de France final. Monfils improved to 40 in career headtoheads against his Finnish opponent. He looked set for a comfortable win...
  • Nadal storms into fourth round of Australian Open January 18, 2014

    Melbourne: Topseeded Rafael Nadal and twotime defending champion Victoria Azarenka looked as if they were in a hurry to get out for late dinners on Saturday while posting straightset 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 61, 67 (5), 62 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 31ranked 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: Topseeded David Ferrer eased into the second round of the Valencia Open by beating Gael Monfils of France 63, 62 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...
  • 213thranked Pospisil stuns Monfils in Vienna October 17, 2013

    Vienna: The 213thranked Jaroslav Pospisil of Czech Republic stunned sixthseeded Gael Monfils of France 76 (0), 75 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 32yearold 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 quarterfinals at the Shanghai Masters on Friday and moved a step closer to a possible showdown in the final. Topranked Nadal saved three set points and finally closed out a 20minute 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 64, 67 (5), 63 in the third round of the Shanghai Masters. The 17time Grand Slam champion, who has slipped to No. 7 in the rankings, was playing in his first tournament since losing in the...
  • JoWilfried Tsonga beats Gael Monfils to advance at Japan Open September 30, 2013

    Tokyo: Secondseeded JoWilfried Tsonga needed four match points to beat Gael Monfils 63, 76 (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 tourlevel 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...