Gael Monfils maintains fine form to win record Open Sud de France title in Montpellier

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Gael Monfils Montpellier trophy

World number nine Gael Monfils continued his recent renaissance by winning the Open Sud de France on Sunday.

Monfils dispatched Vasek Pospisil 7-5 6-3 to equal Richard Gasquet’s record of three titles in the tournament.

The Frenchman lifted his ninth ATP Tour trophy in a commanding straight-sets victory, defending all four break points he faced in Montpellier.

The 33-year-old is now unbeaten in six matches against Pospisil.

“I am more than happy to win again in France,” said Monfils.

“This is the third time and hopefully I can have some more.

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“It has been a great week. I am very pleased about my performance today.

“I think I played very solid again and I was very happy with the way I handled the key moments.”

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