Gael Monfils makes short work of Norbert Gombos to move into Montpellier semi-finals
Top seed Gael Monfils moved into the final of the Open Sud de France on Friday, beating Slovakia’s Norbert Gombos in Montpellier.
The world number nine, who previously won the tournament in 2010 and 2014, required one hour and 13 minutes to book himself a berth in the last four.
Monfils will face Filip Krajinovic in the semi-finals after the Serbian beat France’s Gregoire Barrere 6-2 7-5 in 75 minutes.
David Goffin beat Piere-Hugues Herbet 6-4 7-6 (5) to set up a last-four clash with Canada’s Vasek Pospisil, who progressed when Richard Gasquet retired trailing 6-1 1-0.
Second seed Ricardas Berankis booked his place in the semi-finals of the Tata Open in Pune with a 4-6 7-6 (4) 6-2 win over Yuichi Sugita of Japan.
The Lithuanian will face Czech Jiri Vesely who saved two match points before edging past Ilya Ivashka 2-6 6-1 7-6 (11) in two hours and 30 minutes.
Australia’s James Duckworth beat qualifier Roberto Marcora 6-3 7-6 (4) and Egor Gerasimov of Belarus beat fourth seed Soonwoo Kwon 4-6 7-6 (1) 6-4.
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