Top seeds tumble in Austrian tennis

PRTSCHACH, Austria, May 24 (UPI) -- Nikolay Davydenko and Andy Roddick, the tournament's top two seeds, were upset Thursday at the Hypo Group Tennis International in Austria.

Roddick wins in Austrian first round

PRTSCHACH, Austria, May 21 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Andy Roddick was a straight-set winner Monday in the first round of the Hypo Group Tennis International tournament in Austria.

Swiss Federer, American Blake win in Rome

ROME, May 8 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Swiss Roger Federer and American James Blake were opening-round winners Tuesday at the Italian Masters in Rome.

Djokovic gets into Estoril second round

ESTORIL, Portugal, April 30 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Novak Djokovic barely hung on Monday for a first-round victory at the $625,000 clay-court Estoril Open tennis tournament in Portugal.

Federer streak continues in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Roger Federer ran his match winning streak to 32 Friday with a straight-set victory at the Australian Open, moving him into the round of 16.

Baghdatis bounced from Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- No. 11-seeded Marcos Baghdatis, the runner-up in the 2006 Australian Open, was upset in second-round play at tennis's first Grand Slam event of the year.

Federer, Mauresmo advance at U.S. Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion Roger Federer and second-seeded Rafael Nadal were straight-sets winners Wednesday at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Davydenko advances at New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Nikolay Davydenko of Russia Wednesday led men's third-round winners at the Pilot Pen Tennis Classic in New Haven, Conn.

Davydsenko, Baghdatis win in Pilot Pen

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Russian Nikolay Davydenko and Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus were among the second-round winners Tuesday at the Pilot Pen Tennis tourney.

Davydenko advances to Sopot final

SOPOT, Poland, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko of Russia Saturday won his semifinal match at the Orange Prokom Tennis Tournament in Sopot, Poland.

Nadal injured, retires from match

LONDON, June 16 (UPI) -- A shoulder injury Friday caused Spain's Rafael Nadal to retire in the third set of his quarterfinal match at The Stella Artois Championships in London.

Nadal extends his winning streak

LONDON, June 15 (UPI) -- French Open winner Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick Thursday advanced to the quarterfinals of the Stella Artois Championships in London.

Marquee names advance at the Stella Artois

LONDON, June 14 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal of Spain, American Andy Roddick and Australian Lleyton Hewitt were second-round winners at the Stella Artois Championships in London.

Federer rolls on in French Open

PARIS, June 4 (UPI) -- Top seed Roger Federer Sunday advanced to the fourth round of the French Open Tennis Tournament in Paris.

Nadal gets another win in Paris

PARIS, June 3 (UPI) -- No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal of Spain rallied Saturday to beat France's Paul-Henri Mathieu in the third round of the French Open Tennis Tournament in Paris.
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Gael Monfils
Frenchman Gael Monfils pauses during his French Open quarterfinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland at Roland Garros in Paris on June 3, 2009. Federer defeated Monfils 7-6, 6-2, 6-4. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)

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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