Gael Monfils beats Ernests Gulbis at French Open

Updated: 29 May 2013 23:33 IST

A former top 10 player, Monfils missed the French Open last year because of a right knee injury. His best showing at Roland Garros was a semifinal finish in 2008.

Paris:

Gael Monfils advanced to the third round of the French Open by defeating Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-2 Wednesday.

A former top 10 player, Monfils missed the French Open last year because of a right knee injury. His best showing at Roland Garros was a semifinal finish in 2008.

Monfils warmed up for the tournament by reaching the final of the Open de Nice last Saturday.

The last Frenchman to win at Roland Garros was Yannick Noah in 1983.

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