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For his second game of the season, Gaël Monfils sharply overclassed the American Tommy Paul, this Friday in quarters finals in Adelaide. The French thus joins the last square, with the future opponent Kokkinakis or Mikael Ymer.

Since its defeat in the final against Jannik Sinner in Sofia last October, Gael Monfils had not found in the semi-finals of a tournament. Three months after this lapel against the Italian on the last march, revoiled the number 1 French at the gates of the final, in Adelaïde (Australia). Twenty-four hours after spraying the modest Argentin Juan Manuel Cerundolo for his return and his debut in this tournament of which he is logically the number 1 series, Monfils has passed to the reel (6-4, 6-1), This friday in the quarterfinals, the American Tommy Paul, serial head number 6 this week but ranked only 43rd at ATP.

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kokkinkis or m.ymer for monfils in semi-finals

after-blow, the Parisian confessed with great honesty that the score did not reflect the difficulties he had known in front of Paul during this party who saw the American hanging "The MONF" "during a set before crumbling under the power of our representative's blows, whose new racket (he has recently changed to equipmentize) seems to do wonders. No matter. The essential for the protected Gunter Bresnik was to confirm his victory from Thursday against Cerundolo. It's (good) made. The Australian Thanasi Kokkinkis and the Swedish Mikael Ymer, Benjamin Bonzi Trombur in the first round, and potential opponents of monfils in the semi-finals are prevented : French is already in shape.

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ADELAIDE 1 (Australia, ATP 250, Hard Exterior, 458 113 €)

Holding Title (in 2020): Andrey Rubev (RUS)

Semi-finals

Monfils (FRA, N ° 1) - Kokkinkis (AUS, WC) or m.ymer (Sue)

Cilic (Cro, No. 3) - Khachanov (RUS, N ° 2)

Final Quarters

Monfils (FRA, N ° 1) Bat Paul (USA, N ° 6): 6 -4, 6-1

Kokkinkis (AUS, WC) - M.YMER (SUE)

CILIC (CRO, N ° 3) BAT Djere (SER, N ° 7): 6-3, 6-2

Khachanov ( RUS, N ° 2) Bat Gerasimov (BLR, Q): 7-5, 6-3

2nd tower


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monfils (FRA, N ° 1) BAT JMCERUNDOLO (ARG): 6-2, 6-1

Paul (USA, N ° 6) BAT DANIEL (JAP, Q): 6-4, 6-7 (1), 6- 4

Kokkinkis (AUS, WC) Bat Tiafoe (USA, N ° 4): 3-6, 7-5, 6-1

M.YMER (SUE) BAT KWON (CDS, N ° 8): 6- 3, 6-2

Djere (SER, N ° 7) BAT MOUET (FRA): 4-6, 7-5 Disqualification

Cilic (Cro, N ° 3) BAT Monteiro (BRE): 6-4, 7 -6 (3)

Gerasimov (BLR, Q) BAT MAGENT (ITA): 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Khachanov (Rus, n ° 2) Bat Johnson (USA): 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

1st round

monfils (FRA, N ° 1) - Bye

jmceundolo (arg) BAT BOLT ( AUS, WC): 6-2, 6-4

Daniel (JAP, Q) Bat Musetti (ITA): 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3

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Paul (USA, N ° 6) Bat Veley (RTC): 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Tiafoe (USA, N ° 4) - Bye

Kokkinakis (AUS, WC) Bat Millman (AUS): 6-4, 6-3

M.Ymer (Sue) Bonzi (FRA): 7-5, 7-5

Kwon (CDS, N ° 8) Bat Nishioka (JAP): 6-1, 6-2

Djere (SER, N ° 7) Bat Carballes Baena (ESP): 7-5, 7-6 (1)

Mouet (FRA) BAT Rune (Dan, Q): 7-6 (6), 6-4

Monteiro (BRE) BAT ALTMAIER (ALL): 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (2)

CILIC (CRO, N ° 3) - BYE

Gerasimov (BLR, Q) BAT FUCSOVICS (Hon, N ° 5) : 6-3, 6-4

MAGENT (ITA) BAT F.CERUNDOLO (ARG, Q): 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Johnson (USA) BAT VUKIC (AUS, WC): 6 -4, 2-6, 6-4

Khachanov (rus, n ° 2) - bye

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