Monfils claims Montpellier title

  • Last Updated: February 9 2014, 18:03 GMT

Gael Monfils lifted a fifth career ATP singles title as he beat compatriot Richard Gasquet in the final of the Open Sud de France in Montpellier.

Monfils with his trophy
Monfils with his trophy

The 27-year-old Frenchman beat the top-seeded Gasquet 6-4 6-4 to record a surprise victory.

The win - Monfils' first since he claimed the Stockholm Open in October 2011 - follows on from his final loss to Rafael Nadal in Qatar last month.

Gasquet could not fashion a single break point on the Monfils serve, with the former world number seven winning an outstanding 92 per cent of points on his first delivery.

Monfils collects £64,000 for the win.


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