Gael Monfils described it as ‘a great week’ after he collected his third Sud de France title in Montpellier.
Monfils saw off Canadian Vasek Pospisil 7-5, 6-3 in Sunday’s final to draw level with Richard Gasquet with the most titles in Montpellier.
The 33-year-old has enjoyed something of a career renaissance in the last 12 months, and narrowly missed out on a place in the ATP Finals in November.
“I am more than happy to win again in France,” Monfils told reporters after the match.
“This is the third time [in Montpellier] and hopefully I can have some more [success].
“It has been a great week. I am very pleased about my performance today.
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“I think I played very solid again and I was very happy with the way I handled the key moments.”
Monfils is currently the world number nine and has declared finishing the season in the top five as his main aim for 2020.
“Being (inside the) top-5 is a goal, a big goal,” Monfils told reporters at the Montpellier Open.
“It’s a goal, a possibility and that’s why I wake up and train every day.
“Now if I finish the year in the top 10, I will be very happy too because it is very hard to achieve it.”
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