French Open

Monfils sets up Federer clash

2011-05-30 17:45
Gael Monfils (Associated Press)

Paris - Local favourite Gael Monfils reached the quarter-finals of the French Open with a 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, 1-6, 8-6 win over Spanish seventh seed David Ferrer on Monday.

The match was interrupted due to bad light on Sunday with the ninth-seeded Monfils 2-0 down in the fourth set.

He did not give much of a fight when play resumed on court Suzanne Lenglen, dropping the set in less than half an hour before regrouping.

Monfils opened a 5-2 lead in the decider but wasted two match points at 5-3 as Ferrer broke back. Monfils, however, ended the contest on his fourth match point by blazing a forehand passing winner on Ferrer's serve.

Monfils will now face the 2009 champion, Roger Federer in the quarter-finals.

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