Gael Monfils v Grigor Dimitrov Live
Seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov will be up against Gael Monfils in a round of 16 clash at the US Open as the duo battle it out at the Flushing Meadows in New York.
Grigor Dimitrov beat Belgian David Goffin in the third round 0-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 to take his place in the quarters. As the score suggests, the match was not that straightforward for the seventh seed with the unseeded Belgian causing quite a scare the other day.
Grigor Dimitrov had earlier defeated American wild card entrant Ryan Harrison and unseeded Israeli pro Dudi Sela in straight sets in the first and second round of the ongoing tournament.
Frenchman Gael Monfils, who is seeded 20th at the grand slam event, beat his compatriot and 12th seed Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in straight sets to qualify for the quarter-final.
Gael Monfils had earlier defeated US wildcard entrant Jared Donaldson and Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez in straight sets in the first and second round of the US Open. Gael Monfils is yet to drop a set at the tournament and is looking exceptionally strong ahead of the match.
The duo have faced each other a couple of times before with the head to head stats placed at 1-1. While Gael Monfils defeated the Bulgarian at the US Open in 2011, the Frenchman retired midway through a match in Bucharest earlier this year.
The upcoming match is bound to be of great quality and as far as seedings are concerned, an upset could be in the offing.
Tags: US Open, Flushing Meadows, Grigor Dimitrov, Gael Monfils
Posted: 2nd September 2014
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