NEW YORK - Matteo Berrettini describes his mental coach as a big help and a best friend. They've been speaking on the phone before and after every match during Berrettini's run to his first Grand Slam semifinal.They' ...
Sep 5, 2019
NEW YORK - Elina Svitolina booked her spot in the US Open semifinals, and then it was Gaƫl Monfils' turn.The No. 5-seeded Svitolina reached her second consecutive major semifinal Tuesday with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Johanna ...
Sep 4, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - French player Alize Cornet has called for the extreme heat policy at the Australian Open to be re-evaluated after she said she nearly fainted in the broiling temperatures during her third-round match Friday at Melbourne Park.The tournament&# ...
Jan 19, 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia - Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza struggled with the heat in an upset second-round loss that left just three major winners in the Australian Open women's draw on Day 4.Two of them will meet in the third round. ...
Jan 18, 2018
EASTBOURNE, England - Novak Djokovic advanced to his third final of 2017 by beating Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4 on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) at the Eastbourne International, an event that is proving the ideal preparation for Wimbledon for the former No. ...
Jul 1, 2017
PARIS - For all of the tumult in the French Open women's draw and the unfamiliar names filling the quarterfinal slots, the men's tournament has been much more about the usual suspects: Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and, ...
Jun 6, 2017
NEW YORK - For quite a while, Novak Djokovic's opponent in the US Open semifinals, Gael Monfils, looked as if he didn't want to win - or even be there at all.That premeditated "great strategy" of hoping to lull ...
Sep 10, 2016
NEW YORK - For years, the book on Gael Monfils was that he was supremely talented, yes - and also more interested in producing an entertaining display than an effective one.Sure made for good videos, all those parallel-to-the-court dives or ...
Sep 7, 2016
MONACO - Rafael Nadal is glad he won a ninth Monte Carlo Masters title the hard way, after defeating Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-7, 6-0 in an error-strewn final Sunday (Monday,Manila time).Normally, having to face 47 break ...
Apr 18, 2016
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Serena Williams' early exit at the Miami Open cleared the way for two younger players to reach the final.Svetlana Kuznetsova is 30. On Saturday, she'll face the winner of Thursday night's (Friday, ...
Apr 1, 2016
PARIS - Roger Federer could be excused if he has a restless night.With thick gray clouds overhead and light slipping away at the end of a rainy day, Federer got broken by Gael Monfils to even their French Open fourth-round match ...
Jun 1, 2015
PARIS - Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators.An entertainer at heart, Monfils pounded his chest with his right fist repeatedly ...
May 28, 2015
ASIDE from tennis, Gael Monfils said he is also into basketball, which explains the athleticism that was on display before Filipino fans in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).The world No. 18 said he also plays other sports aside from tennis ...
Nov 30, 2014
FRENCH star Gael Monfils and Indian netter Rohan Bopanna beat Nenad Zimonjic and Marin Cilic, 6-4, in the third, and the Frenchman beat Malek Jaziri, 6-3, in the fourth set to put the Indian Aces ahead by a wide margin ...
Nov 30, 2014
Roger Federer to face Monfils in Davis Cup final LILLE, France - Saying he has recovered from a back injury, Roger Federer has the chance to finally win one of the only notable titles missing from his collection.Federer will play Gael Monfils ...
Nov 21, 2014
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Former top-10 players Gael Monfils and Jurgen Melzer beat higher-ranked players Friday (Saturday, Manila time) to advance to the Winston-Salem Open final.Monfils, the Frenchman ranked No. 43 in the world, overcame early struggles to ...
Aug 24, 2013
DOHA, Qatar - After struggling with injuries last year, Nikolay Davydenko and Gael Monfils are playing some of their best tennis at the Qatar Open.Davydenko reached the quarterfinals by beating fourth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny 7-5, 6-3. He was joined by ...
Jan 3, 2013
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