02/27/2020 a significant date in the career of Gael Monfils “La Monf”, as his contemporaries call him, had just beaten compatriot Richard Gasquet to reach the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Championships Nobody expected that he would win his next match. But nobody thought he hadn’t won a match since then

Who will Monfils point the finger at for this shocker? Novak Djokovic? It was the Serb who fueled the nightmare world number 1 saved three match points in their last four showdowns in Dubai, giving the French a chastening loss, the 17thwhich he had suffered with no response from Djokovic

Monfils was on the rise up to this point, winning two titles in Montpellier and Rotterdam, and it was on the verge of completing a rare triple peat in February after the sport resumed last August, he lost in the first round of each of these four tournaments.He also failed to finish his last game in Vienna and retired while beating Pablo Carreno Busta 1: 6: 0: 2 remained

As tennis battles into another bubble-bound year, it must have felt like a beacon for the 34-year-old starting the new season on a clean slate, the ATP Cup loss to Matteo Berrettini was kind of easy to digest with his last one Loss in the first round of the Australian Open against Emil Ruusuvuori in 86th place, he reached a new low.The 21-year-old Finn was Monfils’ practice partner in quarantine.In a marathon with five sets, he achieved one of the best wins of his young career

In the post-game interview, an emotional Gael Monfils burst into tears on his last 13 visits to Melbourne Park, he had never lost in the first round.But in Ruusuvuori he met an opponent who showed little sympathy The world number 86 gave his Debut at the Australian Open And he’s knocked off the first top 10 of the week, saving a whopping 17 of 23 breakpoints, beating the winners off almost every side of the slick Melbourne square

Gael Monfils, who lost to Ruusuvuori in 5: “I would like to get out of this nightmare but I can’t”

08022021, Monfils appears to be in a hole where he can’t stop digging for himself For a player who started the 2020 season in great shape, it’s alarming that he can’t figure out exactly what hit him When will his next win come? At the moment we don’t know, but it will certainly be an emotional one

Emil Ruusuvuori

World news – FI – Gael Monfils in tears after Australian Open loss to Emil Ruusuvuori

Source: https://lastwordonsports.com/tennis/2021/02/08/australian-open-gael-monfils-tears-defeat/