The most important part of the match was the first set when Gael had to recover a -0-4 deficit to save 3 set points in a long tiebreak before winning the opener at the first time asking. The second set was an easier encounter for Gael that broke Alexandr twice without dropping his serve. Match Stats
Monfils: I am not happy how I played
The world no.47 has some mixed feeling about this match to comment “It’s very good for my confidence. It was good to be down two breaks and to win the set.
But I’m not so happy the way I played today. I think I need to play better. I think my best match I played here was against Tommy, so hopefully tomorrow I will play better and show better tennis.”
The final vs. Melzer.