NEW YORK, Sep 6 : Gael Monfils overwhelmed worn out, fellow-Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-4 6-3 6-3 to become the first man into the semi-finals of the US Open today.
Tenth seed Monfils was his energetic, athletic self and invincible from the service line in a commanding win over 22-year-old Pouille, who was coming off three successive five-set wins including a fourth-round upset of 14-times slam winner Rafa Nadal.
The 30-year-old Monfils finished off 24th seed Pouille with his 13th ace to lead off a huge day for the French, who placed three players in the quarter-finals of a grand slam for the first time since the 1947 French Open.
Monfils, who reached his second career grand slam semi-final and first since 2008 in Roland Garros, will meet either top seed Novak Djokovic or ninth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the third Frenchman in the last eight at Flushing Meadows.
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Hyderabad, 30 October : Tennis star Sania Mirza and her Pakistani cricketer husband Shoaib Malik were blessed with a baby boy on Tuesday. Sania delivered the child early Tuesday morning, here and both mother and child were well.
Shoaib tweeted: “Excited to announce: Its a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled #BabyMirzaMalik.”
Sania married Shoaib in a traditional Hyderabadi Muslim wedding ceremony on April 12, 2010.
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Buenos Aires, 7 Feb 2017 : Fabio Fognini rallied to beat Guido Pella 2-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, giving Italy a 3-2 win over host and defending champion Argentina in a first-round Davis Cup tie here.
“I am happy because I put everything I had. I played very badly at the beginning, I waited until the end to find my game and now I feel great joy for this triumph,” Fognini said, reports Efe.
Fognini, the world no 48, dug in against world no 84 Pella in the third set on clay at Parque Sarmiento, capitalising on mistakes by the Argentine who blew two break opportunities.
The match, rescheduled due to rain, strong winds and darkness on Sunday, was not free of the usual antics from the volatile Fognini.
He received a warning for unsportsmanlike conduct after he smashed his racket into the ground in the second set.
Fognini argued with fans in the stands and the chair umpire during the first two sets and he kicked a wall at one point to vent.
Pella, however, was unable to put the Italian away and the frustration got to him in the fourth set when he smashed his own racket after blowing two break chances in the sixth game.
Argentina was without Juan Martin del Potro, the hero of the South American nation’s maiden Davis Cup triumph last year.
The 28-year-old del Potro has battled numerous wrist injuries in recent years and concerns about his long-term health led him to skip both last month’s Australian Open and the first-round Davis Cup tie.
Italy will travel to Belgium to play in the quarterfinals of tennis’ premier international team event.
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