After dismissing Alberto Ramos-Vinolas in the first round in harmony with the public, Gael Monfils came down from his cloud by bowing to Mikael Ymer (0-6, 6-2, 4-6, 3-6). Swept away in the first set, the Frenchman made a good return at first before losing his footing.
The French shipwreck continues at Roland Garros. It’s also already over for Gaël Monfils, beaten by Mikael Ymer this Thursday in four sets (6-0, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3). After a great victory in the first round against Alberto Ramos-Vinolas, 38th in the world, the Parisian collapsed against his Swedish counterpart.
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We saw the light Tuesday at Gaël Monfils. Carried by the public, the number 14 seed, the best ranked Frenchman, had managed to rule out the Spaniard, Albert Ramos-Vinolas, to qualify for the second round. But Monfils could not confirm. Again author of a mediocre start to the match, the Frenchman was swept away from the outset by Mikael Ymer in the first set (6-0).
But as against Ramos-Vinolas on Tuesday, Gael Monfils came back well in the game and gained the upper hand over his opponent in the second round (6-2). Riding on his good momentum, he even broke right from the start in the third set. But this time, the French collapsed. While leading 4-2 and heading for the win in the third set, Monfils let his opponent of the day come back and gain the upper hand (6-4), over a very large number of unforced errors .
Gasquet, the last male hope among the French
Gaël Monfils never managed to come back and collapsed in the last set, allowing Mikael Ymer to slip away in the third round, a performance he had never achieved until then. The 105th world ATP ranking had never beaten a top 20 player in his career.
The last Frenchman to compete in the men’s table, Richard Gasquet will have a lot to do this evening against Rafael Nadal, on a mission to glean a 14th Musketeer Cup at Roland Garros.
“It’s just fun. It’s fabulous for me to find myself playing him. I first played him in 2005 here. He is perhaps the greatest player of all time, 13 Once a winner at Roland Garros, I am happy to play it, I want to play a great match, to feel that I am at a good level, “said Richard Gasquet ahead of the meeting. A Gasquet feat is now necessary to have at least one Frenchman in the 3rd round.