US Open: Gael Monfils Qualified for the Round of the Last 16

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US Open: Gael Monfils qualified for the round of 16

Last French contender, Gael Monfils, the 13th in the world beat the Canadian Denis Shapovalov and will face the Spaniard Pablo Andujar (70th) for a place in quarters of the US Open.

Gael Monfils, 13th in the world, qualified for the round of the last 16 of the US Open by beating the promising Canadian Denis Shapovalov (33rd) 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/4) on Saturday, August 31, 2019 ), 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3.

“I tried to keep believing that I was the strongest tonight and I knew I was strong in the 5th set, especially with the support of you, the public,” he said. ‘outcome of the match about the equalization of Shapovalov to 2 sets everywhere.


Last French competitor, Monfils will face the Spanish Pablo Andujar (70th) for a place in quarters.


Disrupted season

Semi-finalist at Flushing Meadows in 2016, the 33-year-old experienced a 2019 season largely disrupted by injuries.

He dropped out in the first round at Wimbledon and dropped out in Miami, Monte Carlo and Washington because of an injury to his left ankle. He also dropped out in Auckland for a left-leg injury and Marseille with a right wrist injury.


But at Flushing Meadows they appeared in full possession of his means and did not hide his ambitions.

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