Gael Monfils, who had an excellent tournament at the Sunrise Challenger last week, got no bounce out of his win in the final. He lost on Day 1 to qualifier Simone Bolelli, failing to capitalize on four break-point opportunities. Bolelli was hardly brilliant, hitting only 11 winners and stroking 21 unforced errors. But when you don't get broken, the only way to lose is in a tiebreak, and Monfils never got close to that."
It also is the "Quote of the day" in L'Équipe:
«J'ai fait un match vraiment dégueulasse, c'était pourri.» De Gaël Monfils
(I played a very shitty match, it was just bad.)