Nadal rallies to beat Fognini in Montreal
Rafael Nadal needed a set to get adjusted before unloading on Fabio Fognini for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory and a place in the ATP Montreal Masters semi-finals. Nadal, who won his fourth title in Canada a year ago, needed almost two hours on Friday to overcome the Italian veteran who shocked him on clay at Monte Carlo in April.
Thiem 'forgets' Serena incident, hits 'tweener' past beaten Monfils
Fourth seed Dominic Thiem said on Monday he had "forgotten" the bizarre row over him being booted out of his own press conference so that Roland Garros organisers could accommodate Serena Williams. Last year's runner-up put the incident behind him to beat the dangerous Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 on a packed Court Philippe Chatrier…
Edmund beats Monfils in European Open final ATP title
Kyle Edmund defeated Gael Monfils to win his first ATP Tour title at the European Open in Antwerp. It is the latest breakthrough moment in a season of them for the 23-year-old Yorkshireman, who reached his first grand slam semi-final at the Australian Open in January, became British number one and climbed into the world’s…
Monfils advances, Wang upsets Venus on French Open’s day 1
French veteran Gael Monfils survived a first round test in defeating his 19-year-old compatriot, Elliot Benchetrit 3/6; 6/1; 6/2; 6/1 on the opening day of the French Open at the Suzanne Lenglen Court. On the same arena, however, ninth seeded Venus Williams suffered an upset in losing to China’s Qieng Wang 6/4; 7/5, to the…
Grass court season lays paths to Wimbledon
The focus now shifts to the British Isles after the Grand Slam in Paris concluded the Clay court season. The competition on the lush green turf is already into the second week as gentlemen and ladies...
Djokovic, Monfils set to renew long, lopsided rivalry
Novak Djokovic boasts a dozen wins in as many matches against Gael Monfils, but the world number one remains wary of the exuberant Frenchman heading into their US Open semi-final showdown on Friday.
Berdych overcomes Monfils, Djokovic wants ATP, Davis Cup reforms
Tomas Berdych advanced to the quarter-finals of the Miami Masters as Gael Monfils was forced to retire from their fourth-round match this afternoon. The eighth seed was a set up and had just broken to lead 3-2 in the second when Monfils threw in the towel following an awkward fall.