Gael Monfils locks horns with compatriot Adrian Mannarino for a place in the Nordic Open semi-finals on Friday. After numerous…
Gael Monfils locks horns with compatriot Adrian Mannarino for a place in the Nordic Open semi-finals on Friday.
After numerous injury problems, Monfils has enjoyed a rise back up the rankings and into the world’s top 150 this season.
The veteran is appearing in his second ATP quarter-final of the campaign after battling past Marton Fucsovics 2-6, 6-2, 7-5, before overcoming Filip Misolic 6-4, 6-3.
Monfils also reached this stage in Toronto, beating the likes of Stefanos Tsitsipas and Christopher Eubanks along the way.
He has prevailed in each of his last three meetings with compatriot Mannarino, all of which came on French soil, though this is their first encounter in two years.
The latter has also enjoyed a successful season on the ATP Tour, and is one of a handful of players to win multiple titles.
Indeed, Mannarino triumphed in Astana and Newport, while he was runner-up to Eubanks at the Mallorca Championships.
The world number 24 beat Roman Safiullin 6-4, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals – a stage he has also reached in Cincinnati, Dallas, Delray Beach, s’Hertogenbosch and Queen’s this term.
The winner of this match will play either Laslo Djere or Tomas Machac in the Nordic Open semi-finals.
Play gets under way at around 5.30pm BST on Friday and will be contested over the best of three sets at Kungliga Tennishallen in Stockholm.