Again epic stuff from Gael . They should ban this guy on every tournament where he wants to participate . With these acting or no acting injuries he underrates his opponent and tournament director who paid guaranty for his appearance
Halle R1: Rainer Schuettler def. Gael Monfils 6-3 6-7 6-2
What a win for 34-years old Legend!
Good for tennis!
Brian Baker - Steve Johnson - Lleyton Hewitt - Carlos Berlocq - Tommy Haas - Ivo Karlovic - Richard Gasquet - Kevin Anderson - David Ferrer - Michael Russell - Fabio Fognini - Dustin Brown - Somdev Devvarman
We should be appreciative of Federer though, because we will never see anything like him again. The fact he can still compete for slams ever after the erosion of his physical skills is really a greater testament to the natural talent he has than the period of time when he was dominating the tour.
Anyway, great win for him here! He loves the grass, definitely suits his game really well. Gael stepped it up in the 2nd set (with some help from Rainer), but then he want back to playing defensively throughout the 3rd set, and making too many errors in rallies. Not impressive at all, can't see him doing much at Wimbledon. Hopefully his knees aren't too badly damaged.
NEW ERA OF TENNIS
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