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FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 8, 2021 France's Gael Monfils after losing his first round match against Finland's Emil Ruusuvuori REUTERS/Jaimi Joy/File photo(REUTERS)

'Back to work': Monfils gets real after emotional Australian Open exit

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 03:12 PM IST
The former world number six last tasted victory at the end of February 2020 and Monday's first-round defeat at Melbourne Park in five sets to Finland's Emil Ruusuvuori was the sixth straight loss for the 34-year-old.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning the Final match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning the Final match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas.(REUTERS)

Djokovic dominates Tsitsipas to win fifth Dubai trophy and 79th career title

Dubai | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 08:15 AM IST
The world number one is now on an 18-0 winning run this season, and 21-0 overall since late 2019, as he ended an eight-match win streak for his Greek opponent, champion last weekend in Marseille.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his Semi Final match against France's Gael Monfils.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his Semi Final match against France's Gael Monfils.(REUTERS)

Djokovic saves three match points to set up Dubai final with Tsitsipas

Dubai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 12:28 PM IST
Djokovic is yet to lose this year and the Australian Open champion extended his unbeaten run in 2020 to 17 matches with what was also his 17th win over Monfils.
Tennis - ATP 500 - Dubai Tennis Championships - Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 28, 2020 Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his Semi Final match against Britain's Dan Evans REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani(REUTERS)
Tennis - ATP 500 - Dubai Tennis Championships - Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 28, 2020 Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his Semi Final match against Britain's Dan Evans REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani(REUTERS)

Tsitsipas downs Evans to reach Dubai final

Dubai | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 11:58 PM IST
The world number six will Saturday face the winner from top seed Novak Djokovic and tournament number three Gael Monfils.
Britain's Kyle Edmund in action during the match against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic.(REUTERS)
Britain's Kyle Edmund in action during the match against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic.(REUTERS)

Kyle Edmund punches ticket to New York Open final

Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 02:04 PM IST
The eighth seeded Edmund roared to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic in the semi-finals of the ATP Tour tournament.
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates winning his match against France's Gael Monfils.(REUTERS)
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates winning his match against France's Gael Monfils.(REUTERS)

Dominic Thiem beats Gael Monfils, cruises to Australian Open quarterfinals

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 11:30 AM IST
Dominic Thiem swatted aside an error-prone Gael Monfils to book a maiden Australian Open quarter-final on Monday, with the Frenchman resorting to an underarm serve in desperation.
Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his quarter final match against France's Jo-Wilfred Tsonga.(REUTERS)
Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his quarter final match against France's Jo-Wilfred Tsonga.(REUTERS)

Nadal, Djokovic edge closer to possible Paris final meeting

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 09:47 AM IST
The 33-year-old Nadal, who can secure the end-of-year top ranking ahead of Djokovic by winning his maiden Bercy title, beat French wildcard Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (7/4), 6-1.
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after winning his semi final match against Italy's Matteo Berrettini.(REUTERS)
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after winning his semi final match against Italy's Matteo Berrettini.(REUTERS)

Dominic Thiem sees off Matteo Berrettini to reach Vienna final

Vienna | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 09:51 PM IST
Top seed Thiem will face either Gael Monfils or Diego Schwartzman in Sunday’s final after coming through a tough match with his Italian opponent in front of an overjoyed home crowd.
Jannik Sinner in action.(Twitter)
Jannik Sinner in action.(Twitter)

Jannik Sinner becomes youngest ATP semi-finalist in five years

Antwerp, Belgium | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 11:17 PM IST
The teenager fired 10 aces past the 53rd-ranked Tiafoe, saving four of five break points as he backed up his defeat of French top seed Gael Monfils in the second round.
Sep 4, 2019; Flushing, NY, USA; Matteo Berrettini of Italy celebrates a point against Gael Monfils of France in the quarterfinals on day ten of the 2019 US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.(USA TODAY Sports)
Sep 4, 2019; Flushing, NY, USA; Matteo Berrettini of Italy celebrates a point against Gael Monfils of France in the quarterfinals on day ten of the 2019 US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.(USA TODAY Sports)

Matteo Berrettini outlasts Gael Monfils in US Open epic to reach semis

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 09:40 AM IST
US Open: Matteo Berrettini got the better of Gael Monfills 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5) in three hours and 57 minutes
Montreal: Rafael Nadal(AP)
Montreal: Rafael Nadal(AP)

Nadal to meet Medvedev for Montreal title after Monfils injury

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 09:47 AM IST
Eighth seed Medvedev prevailed 6-1 7-6(6) over Khachanov in a victory that will make him Russia’s top-ranked player on Monday but felt he should have finished his rival off earlier.
Germany's Alexander Zverev(AFP)
Germany's Alexander Zverev(AFP)

Zverev cruises into second round at Halle, Monfils ousted

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 01:13 PM IST
Second-seeded Zverev struggled on serve at times and finished with seven double faults but he fired 12 aces and converted four break points to advance after an hour and 45 minutes.
Germany's Alexander Zverev (L) shakes hands with Germany's Dustin Brown.(AFP)
Germany's Alexander Zverev (L) shakes hands with Germany's Dustin Brown.(AFP)

Dustin Brown dumps top seed Alexander Zverev out of Stuttgart Open

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 11:19 PM IST
Zverev struggled with his fellow German’s chip and charge game in the first grasscourt tournament of the season ahead of Wimbledon.
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after winning against France's Gael Monfils.(AFP)
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after winning against France's Gael Monfils.(AFP)

Dominic Thiem tames Gael Monfils to advance into last eight in French Open

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 11:54 PM IST
Dominic Thiem will next face either Russian Karen Khachanov or Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro for a place in the last four, where he could meet Serbian Djokovic.
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after winning his third round match against Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas.(REUTERS)
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after winning his third round match against Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas.(REUTERS)

Sluggish Dominic Thiem into French Open fourth round

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 02:15 AM IST
The fourth seed lost control at times on Court Suzanne Lenglen, but his bludgeoning forehand made the difference as he set up a meeting with local favourite Gael Monfils.
Roger Federer reacts as he plays against Dominic Thiem in Madrid.(AFP)
Roger Federer reacts as he plays against Dominic Thiem in Madrid.(AFP)

Dominic Thiem ousts Roger Federer in Madrid Open thriller to reach semis

Madrid | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 01:20 AM IST
Dominic Thiem, who saved two match points, will face Novak Djokovic on Saturday after the world number one’s opponent Marin Cilic withdrew with food poisoning.
File image of Roger Federer.(AP)
File image of Roger Federer.(AP)

Roger Federer saves two match points in Madrid, Naomi Osaka crashes out

Madrid | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 11:59 PM IST
Roger Federer, playing only his second match of a 2019 comeback to clay after three years away, needed two hours to defeat French showman Gael Monfils 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (7/3).
File image of Dominic Thiem.(AFP)
File image of Dominic Thiem.(AFP)

Thiem into Indian Wells semi-finals as injured Monfils withdraws

Indian Wells | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2019 12:28 PM IST
France’s Monfils, ranked 19th in the world, pulled out shortly before his scheduled quarter-final against Thiem with a left Achilles tendon trouble.
Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during his quarter final match against Hungary's Marton Fucsovics.(REUTERS)
Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during his quarter final match against Hungary's Marton Fucsovics.(REUTERS)

Dubai Championships: Roger Federer two wins from 100th title after reaching semis

Dubai | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 08:50 AM IST
The seven-time champion beat his Hungarian opponent 7-6 (8/6), 6-4 in conditions which were far from comfortable with gusting winds and brief rain delays.
Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates after he defeated Poland 's Hubert Hurkacz during their match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019(AP)
Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates after he defeated Poland 's Hubert Hurkacz during their match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019(AP)

In-form Tsitsipas battles into Dubai semi-finals

Dubai | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 11:40 PM IST
Fifth seed Tsitsipas is on a collision course with Roger Federer, who is in search of his 100th career title and lost to Tsitsipas in the Australian Open fourth round.
File image of Stanislas Wawrinka.(Reuters)
File image of Stanislas Wawrinka.(Reuters)

Stan Wawrinka reaches first final in nearly 2 years in Rotterdam

Rotterdam | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2019 11:14 AM IST
The unseeded Stan Wawrinka beat top-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the ABN AMRO World Tournament semifinals to face Gael Monfils for the title on Sunday.
File picture of Stefanos Tsitsipas(AFP)
File picture of Stefanos Tsitsipas(AFP)

Stefanos Tsitsipas ‘loses to himself’ in Rotterdam exit

Rotterdam | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 11:16 PM IST
The 20-year-old, who dumped out Roger Federer en route to the Australian Open semi-finals last month, saved two match points late in the third set but still slumped to a 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 loss.
File picture of Daniil Medvedev(AFP)
File picture of Daniil Medvedev(AFP)

Powerful Medvedev steals spotlight in Sofia

Sofia | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2019 11:27 AM IST
The Russian delighted the crowd in Arena Armeets with a barrage of sizzling winners as he broke twice in the first five games and never took his foot off the pedal to clinch the opening set.
United States' Frances Tiafoe celebrates after defeating South Africa's Kevin Anderson in their second round match at the Australian Open.(AP)
United States' Frances Tiafoe celebrates after defeating South Africa's Kevin Anderson in their second round match at the Australian Open.(AP)

Australian Open: Youngsters Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz stun seeds

Melbourne | By AP
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 05:45 PM IST
Down a set and 3-0 in the second, the 20-year-old Frances Tiafoe came back to stun two-time Grand Slam finalist and No. 5 seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 on Wednesday
Kei Nishikori of Japan competes against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany during their 4th round 2018 US Open Men's Singles match.(AFP)
Kei Nishikori of Japan competes against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany during their 4th round 2018 US Open Men's Singles match.(AFP)

Former finalist Kei Nishikori reaches US Open quarter-finals

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 11:33 PM IST
Kei Nishikori could find himself up against Marin Cilic for a place in the semi-finals in a rematch of the 2014 championship match won by the Croatian.
Rafael Nadal celebrates after beating Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in their Wimbledon fourth round encounter.(AFP)
Rafael Nadal celebrates after beating Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in their Wimbledon fourth round encounter.(AFP)

Rafael Nadal, Kevin Anderson march into Wimbledon quarter-finals

London | By Agencies
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 11:45 PM IST
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal closed in on a dream Wimbledon final as the sport’s two greatest players swept into the last-eight on Monday.
Switzerland's Roger Federer returns to France's Adrian Mannarino in their men's singles fourth round match on the seventh day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London, on July 9, 2018.(AFP)
Switzerland's Roger Federer returns to France's Adrian Mannarino in their men's singles fourth round match on the seventh day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London, on July 9, 2018.(AFP)

Roger Federer enters Wimbledon quarter-final with another straight sets win

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 08:37 PM IST
Roger Federer has now won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon, just two behind his record set from the third round in 2005 to his title triumph in 2006.
Rafael Nadal defeated Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-1 in the second round of the Madrid Open on Wednesday to extend his record of consecutive sets won on the surface to 48.(AP)
Rafael Nadal defeated Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-1 in the second round of the Madrid Open on Wednesday to extend his record of consecutive sets won on the surface to 48.(AP)

Dominant Rafael Nadal marches past Gael Monfils at Madrid Open

Omnisport, Madrid | By By Alex Fisher
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 11:10 PM IST
World number one Rafael Nadal recorded his 20th straight win on clay as he began his quest for a sixth title in Madrid, defeating Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-1.
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his first round match at Madrid Open against Japan's Kei Nishikori.(Reuters)
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his first round match at Madrid Open against Japan's Kei Nishikori.(Reuters)

Novak Djokovic edges past Kei Nishikori at Madrid Open tennis

Agence France-Presse, Madrid | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 11:10 PM IST
Novak Djokovic advanced in Madrid Open tennis with straight sets win over Japanese Kei Nishikori.
Yuki Bhambri is the highest ranked Indian tennis player at No.83.(AFP)
Yuki Bhambri is the highest ranked Indian tennis player at No.83.(AFP)

Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri back in top 100 after more than 2 years

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 03:42 PM IST
Tennis player Yuki Bhambri’s current position at No.83 is the best rank an Indian has achieved in ATP singles chart since Somdev Devvarman touched a career-high 62 in July 2011.
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