Gael Monfils

Pouille Shocks Nadal in Fourth Round Upset at U.S. Open

September 5, 2016

It was a match neither player deserved to lose. Frenchman Lucas Pouille stunned No. 4 seed Rafael Nadal 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) in a fourth-round thriller at the U.S. Open late yesterday afternoon. The final blow of the contest came when Pouille crushed his 59th winner of the day, an unplayable forehand down […]

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Nadal Edges Murray to Reach Monte Carlo Masters Final

April 16, 2016

Rafael Nadal stormed back from a one-set deficit to defeat second-ranked Andy Murray 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters earlier today. Nadal’s comeback puts the Spaniard in his 100th career final as he bids for his ninth title at the Monte Carlo Country Club, and first since 2012 when he […]

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Picks and Preview for 2015 U.S. Open

August 30, 2015

It’s the last day of August and the first day of the U.S. Open tomorrow. Questions may reign about the likely winner in the men’s draw, but in reality, in my view, not many. Will there be a surprise victor, such as last year’s champion Marin Cilic? Don’t think so. I see one of the […]

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Federer Whips Gasquet to Clinch Davis Cup for Switzerland

November 23, 2014

Roger Federer added another jewel to his treasure trove of accomplishments today, helping Switzerland secure its first Davis Cup trophy by defeating France’s Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the fourth rubber, giving the Swiss an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five tie. “This one is for the boys,” said Federer, who was in tears […]

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Goffin Shuts Down Sousa to Win Moselle Open

September 21, 2014

Eighth-seeded David Goffin continued his hot streak defeating Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the Moselle Open in Metz, France, Sunday afternoon. The 23-year-old Belgian captured his second career title and has now won 34 of his last 36 matches overall since losing to Andy Murray in the opening round at […]

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Federer Comes Back From Two Sets Down to Beat Monfils at U.S. Open

September 5, 2014

Roger Federer rallied from a two-set deficit and saved two match points to defeat Frenchman Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open last night. It was the ninth time Federer has come back from two sets down and the win improved the Swiss Maestro’s record in night matches […]

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Kyrgios Knocks off Vesely to Reach Fourth Round at Wimbledon

June 29, 2014

Rising Australian hope Nick Kyrgios took on fellow young gun Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic in a hotly hyped third-round matchup yesterday afternoon at Wimbledon and didn’t disappoint. The 19-year-old Kyrgios prevailed 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 in a stunning performance that earned him a Round of 16 duel with top-ranked Rafael Nadal. It was […]

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Struff Topples Olivetti at Roland Garros

May 27, 2014

It was a day of big expectations for Albano Olivetti. The monster-serving Frenchman was playing in the main draw of the French Open for the first time. As the holder of the record for second fastest recorded serve, the 22-year old always draws a coterie of the curious, but in Paris, as the homeboy, he […]

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Almagro Ends Baker Run to Win Nice Open

May 26, 2012

Defending champion Nicolas Almagro ended the fairytale run of Brian Baker Saturday afternoon, defeating the unheralded American qualifier 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the Nice Open. Almagro, seeded third and currently ranked No, 14, improved to 12-5 in ATP Tour finals, while winning his second title of the year. The Spaniard won at Sao […]

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Djokovic and Murray Primed to Meet in U.S. Open Final

August 28, 2011

Picking a winner for the U.S. Open, which begins tomorrow, is more complicated than it was three weeks ago when the Rogers Cup began in Montreal. The top four players — really, the only serious contenders — were competing for the first time since Wimbledon in back-to-back Masters Series events leading up to the last […]

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