French Open

French star Monfils bows out

2010-05-27 20:51
Fabio Fognini (AP)

Paris - Local favourite Gael Monfils has bowed out in the second round of the French Open after losing a thrillier 2-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 9-7 to Italian Fabio Fognini.

The 13th-seeded Monfils had saved three match points before their match was suspended because of darkness on Wednesday at 5-5 in the fifth set.

Fognini was booed when he came back on the court for just 31 minutes on Thursday and withstood the crowd pressure to save a break point on his first game serve.

He made the decisive break in the 16th game after coming back from 0-40.

Results (x denotes seeding):

Men - Second Round

Marcos Baghdatis (CYP x25) bt Marcel Granollers (ESP) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5, 6-2
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) bt Grega Zemlja (SLO) 6-3, 6-1, 6-1
Fabio Fognini (ITA) bt Gael Monfils (FRA x13) 2-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 9-7
Andy Roddick (USA x6) bt Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Women - Second Round

Jarmila Groth (AUS) bt Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) 6-0, 6-3
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) bt Vera Zvonareva (RUS x21) 6-4, 6-4
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS x28) bt Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 6-3, 6-0
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) bt Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x8) 7-5, 6-3
Francesca Schiavone (ITA x17) bt Sophie Ferguson (AUS) 6-2, 6-2
Li Na (CHN x11) bt Stephanie Cohen-Aloro (FRA) 6-2, 6-2
Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) bt Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR x32) 6-4, 6-1
Elena Dementieva (RUS x5) bt Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 6-2, 7-6 (7/3)
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) bt Vera Zvonareva (RUS x21) 6-4, 6-4

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