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Gael Monfils Opens The Slazenger Open Nicely

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Black Tennis Pro's Gael MonfilsFrench Open semi-finalist Gael Monfils is through to the second round of The Slazenger Open after a straight sets victory over Australia’s Chris Guccione on Tuesday.

Frenchman Monfils, ranked 32 in the world, wrapped up his first match at Nottingham 7-6 6-4. The 21-year-old had to save three break points in the opening set before taking the tiebreak 7-4.

A single break in the second set saw him safely into the second round. He now faces fellow Frenchman Julien Benneteau in the second round. Joining them in the second round is another Frenchman, Gilles Simon, who beat Donald Young of the USA 6-1 6-4.

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