Top seed Gael Monfils rallies to make Monpellier semi-finals, with David Goffin also through
Gael Monfils survived a Monpellier scare as he rallied from a set down to beat Adrian Mannarino to earn a quarter-final spot at the Open Sud de France.
Monfils, the world number nine and top seed, came through 4-6 6-1 6-4 in just over two hours in Thursday’s late match.
Second seed David Goffin had earlier saved five set points in the second set to defeat Alexander Bublik 6-3 7-6 (9).
The world number 10 will face Pierre-Hugues Herbert for a place in the semi-finals.
Frenchman Herbert defeated Canadian fifth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6 (2) 7-5.
Four-time champion Richard Gasquet, meanwhile, came from behind to battle past veteran Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (1) 6-4 6-2 in a match which lasted just over two hours.
Number seven seed Filip Krajinovic moved into the last eight with a 6-1 6-1 win over Mikael Ymer, while Norbert Gombos defeated qualifier Emil Ruusuvuori 7-5 6-4 to set up a showdown with Monfils.
At the Tata Open Maharashtra, top seed Benoit Paire suffered a shock 6-4 6-4 defeat to Roberto Marcora in Pune.
Qualifier Marcora – ranked 174 in the world and having not won a tour-level match prior to this week – will go on to play Australian James Duckworth in the quarter-finals.
Duckworth, the sixth seed, battled past Japan’s Taro Daniel 6-7 (4) 7-6 (6) 6-3 to take his place in the last eight.
Elsewhere, number four seed Soonwoo Kwon beat India’s number one Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-3 7-6 (5), while eighth seed Egor Gerasimov came through in three sets against Nikola Milojevic, winning 2-6 6-3 6-2.
French Open news: Players warned they will face sanctions if they make any pro-Vladimir Putin statements
Players warned ahead of 2022 French Open.
Rafael Nadal ‘super happy’ with Carlos Alcaraz’s rise, but pleads ‘stop comparing him to me’
Rafael Nadal a bit tired of Carlos Alcaraz comparisons and questions.
Elina Svitolina to skip French Open as she admits invasion of the Ukraine has left her ‘mentally drained’
“Mentally it’s very tough,” says Elina Svitolina.
Cameron Norrie suffers injury scare during Italian Open defeat to Marin Cilic
British No 1 required treatment on his right ankle.
Stan Wawrinka on Novak Djokovic ‘prize’: ‘It’s always special to play against him’
Stan Wawrinka ready for tough battle against Novak Djokovic in Rome.
Wimbledon news: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal told to ‘come clean’ as ATP accused of ‘behaving appallingly’
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal called out.
Tennis365 drops in on the LTA’s Emma Raducanu Trophy Tour
Emma Raducanu is taking her success to schools around Britain.
Rafael Nadal on rumours Wimbledon will lose ranking points over Russia ban
Nadal has hinted some players are now pushing for ranking points to be stripped from Wimbledon.
Naomi Osaka leaves IMG to start her own agency EVOLVE
Naomi Osaka takes a bold step.
Iga Swiatek extends winning streak with Italian Open Round of 32 win
Iga Swiatek has continued her incredible WTA Tour winning streak.