Gael Monfils into quarters of US Open
By JAMES MARTINEZ, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Gael Monfils beat Grigor Dmitrov 7-5, 7-6 (6), 7-5 on Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open for the first time since 2010.
The 20th-seeded Frenchman, who has always been known for his spectacular shots but inconsistent results, pounded his chest after the seventh-seeded Dmitrov hit a net cord and double-faulted on match point.
Monfils reached the quarterfinals of the French Open this year. This victory gives him his second major quarterfinals appearance in the same season for first time.Associated Press