Gael Monfils v Roger Federer Live
World number 3 Roger Federer will face Gael Monfils of France at the quarter finals of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows in New York on Thursday.
Roger Federer saw off competition from Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the round of 16 as the former won the match 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. Gael Monfils, meanwhile, ousted Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 7-5, 7-6(8-6), 7-5 in straight sets although the seventh seeded Dimitrov threw everything that he could to stop the Frenchman during the course of their match.
While Roger Federer has beaten the likes of Marinko Matosevic, Sam Groth, and Marcel Granollers in the first three rounds of the US Open, Gael Monfils beat Jared Donaldson, Alejandro Gonzalez, and Richard Gasquet to make it into the round of 16.
Roger Federer has had better preparation coming into the US Open, winning the Cincinnati Masters as well as making it into the final of Wimbledon, where he was beaten by Novak Djokovic. Gael Monfils has not had a great year so far and has slipped down the rankings as a result. While he was knocked out by Djokovic at Toronto, the Frenchman fell to Roger Federer at Cincinnati.
Roger Federer has only lost one out of his last ten matches while Gael Monfils has lost three during the same period.
The duo have faced each other 9 times with Roger Federer winning in seven of those occasions. The Swiss master remains the favourite for Thursday’s match at the US Open.
Tags: Flushing Meadows, Roger Federer, Gael Monfils, US Open
Posted: 4th September 2014
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