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Del Potro takes first-round match in the Netherlands

Del Potro takes first-round match in the Netherlands

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Defending champion and top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro beat Gael Monfils Wednesday at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in the Netherlands.
Berdych rolls in ATP second round in Rotterdam

Berdych rolls in ATP second round in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Tomas Berdych didn't face a break point Monday in a first-round win at the ATP's ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in the Netherlands.
Monfils up in ATP rankings, tightens Top 10 standings

Monfils up in ATP rankings, tightens Top 10 standings

LONDON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Gael Monfils moves up seven places in the ATP rankings and tightens the rankings-points difference for No. 9 Richard Gasquet and 10th-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Gael Monfils dispatches Richard Gasquet for Montpelier crown

MONTPELLIER, France, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Gael Monfils of France dispatched countryman Richard Gasquet in straight sets Sunday to win the Open Sud de France tournament.

Red-hot Gasquet reaches Open Sud de France finals

MONTPELLIER, France, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Frenchmen Richard Gasquet and Gael Monfils advanced to the finals of the Open Sud de France in Montpellier Saturday.
Gasquet through to semifinals on Montpellier

Gasquet through to semifinals on Montpellier

MONTPELLIER, France, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Defending champion Richard Gasquet advanced to the semifinals of the ATP's Open Sud de France with a straight-set win Friday.

Gicquel upset win worth spot in Open Sud de France quarters

MONTPELLIER, France, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Marc Gicquel upset No. 2-ranked Gilles Simon in second-round play Thursday at the Open Sud de France.
Monfils takes first-round win at Open Sud de France

Monfils takes first-round win at Open Sud de France

MONTPELLIER, France, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Two-time finalist Gael Monfils claimed a three-set win Wednesday that put him in the second round of the Open Sud de France.

France beats Australia in Davis Cup series 5-0

LA ROCHE SUR YON, France, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- France swept Sunday's Davis Cup reverse singles matches to complete its sweep of Australia in the best-of-five series.
Gasquet and Tsonga put France in Davis Cup quarterfinals

Gasquet and Tsonga put France in Davis Cup quarterfinals

LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, France, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga posted a win in doubles Saturday and clinched a first-round Davis Cup series for France over Australia.
France goes up 2-0 on Australia in Davis Cup

France goes up 2-0 on Australia in Davis Cup

LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, France, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Top 10 players Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won in straight-sets Friday, putting France close to wrapping up a Davis Cup series against Australia.
Hewitt to play three times in Australian-French series

Hewitt to play three times in Australian-French series

LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, France, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Veteran Lleyton Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios, with minimal Davis Cup experience, have Top 10 challenges when Australia takes on France in the Davis Cup first round.
Federer, Tsonga to meet in next round of Australian Open

Federer, Tsonga to meet in next round of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga both won in straight sets Saturday, setting up the first Top 10 match of the 2013 Australian Open.
Nadal, Murray advance on hot day at Australian Open

Nadal, Murray advance on hot day at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal, fourth-seeded Andy Murray and No. 6 Roger Federer all advanced Tuesday in first-round play at the Australian Open.
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Gaël Sébastien Monfils (French pronunciation: ) (born 1 September 1986) is a French professional tennis player. As of 2011 he was the highest-ranked French tennis player, ranked 7th in the world ATP rankings. He was the runner-up at the Paris Masters in 2009 and 2010 and a semi-finalist at the 2008 French Open.

In 2002, Monfils finished as 24th at the Dutch Junior Open. In the same year, he won the German Junior Open (defeating Bayer). Monfils ended the year ranked the 4th junior in the world. He also represented France in the junior Davis Cup.

Monfils got off to a positive start in 2003 as earned his first career ATP point at the France Futures No.13 by reaching the second round. He also reached the second round at France #14, Egypt #2, and Spain #28. In that year, he played a total of nine Futures events. This included a showing in the doubles final at Spain #27. In junior events, he was the runner-up at Orange Bowl (losing to Marcos Baghdatis) and USTA International Winter Championships (losing to Sebastian Rieschick). He reached the quarter-final of the Australian Open juniors tournament (losing to Florin Mergea) and won the doubles title at the Victorian Junior Championships (with Josselin Ouanna). He was number 21 in junior rankings at the end of the year.

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