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Tennis: ATP Open Sud results -- 3rd update

Results on Wednesday from the $420,000 ATP Open Sud de France (x denotes seeding): 1st rd Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA x7) bt Michal Przysiezny (POL) 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) bt Julien Benneteau (FRA) 7-6 (8/6), 7-5 Dustin Brown (GER) bt Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/1) Gael Monfils (FRA x5) bt Lukasz Kubot (POL) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 Joao Sousa (POR) bt Tobias Kamke (GER) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Jarkko Nieminen (FIN x6) bt Oleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 4-6, 6-2, 4-4 - retired afp

Tennis: ATP Open Sud results -- 1st update

Results on Wednesday from the $420,000 ATP Open Sud de France (x denotes seeding): 1st rd Dustin Brown (GER) bt Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/1) Gael Monfils (FRA x5) bt Lukasz Kubot (POL) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 Joao Sousa (POR) bt Tobias Kamke (GER) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Jarkko Nieminen (FIN x6) bt Oleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 4-6, 6-2, 4-4 - retired afp

Tennis: ATP Open Sud results -- 1st update

Results on Wednesday from the $420,000 ATP Open Sud de France (x denotes seeding): 1st rd Dustin Brown (GER) bt Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/1) Gael Monfils (FRA x5) bt Lukasz Kubot (POL) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 Joao Sousa (POR) bt Tobias Kamke (GER) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Jarkko Nieminen (FIN x6) bt Oleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 4-6, 6-2, 4-4 - retired afp

Nadal routs Monfils to advance to Aussie Open round of 16

Melbourne, Australia, Jan 18 (EFE).- Spain's Rafael Nadal brushed aside Gael Monfils 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 in just over two hours Saturday night to reach the Australian Open's round of 16, while Roger Federer and Andy Murray also moved through comfortably. Moving well and full of energy inside Rod Laver Arena in a match played in pleasant but humid conditions, following a four-day heat wave, Nadal notched his 12th win in 14 matches against Monfils and second this season. He had defeated the Frenchman earlier this month in the Doha final.

Nadal mauls Monfils to storm into fourth round

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal shrugged off an injury scare to destroy flamboyant Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-1 6-2 6-3 and storm into the Australian Open fourth round on Saturday. Serving at 1-1 in the second set, the world number one stooped after a forehand from behind the baseline and clutched his right foot before limping off the court at the change of ends.

Tennis: Nadal blasts past Monfils into fourth round

World number one Rafael Nadal powered past Frenchman Gael Monfils to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. The 13-time Grand Slam champion was too strong for the 25th-seeded Monfils, winning 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 in just over two hours on Rod Laver Arena. rsm/th

Tennis: Nadal rolls into Open third round

World number one Rafael Nadal crushed 17-year-old home hope Thanasi Kokkinakis in straight sets to reach the Australian Open third round on Thursday. The Spaniard, who missed last year's event through injury, was kept on Rod Laver Arena for one hour and 53 minutes before winning 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 against the 570th-ranked Australian. The top seed broke Kokkinakis's serve five times and saved the three break points against him in a routine victory for a player chasing a 14th Grand Slam title and his second Australian crown after winning in Melbourne in 2009.

Nadal beats Monfils to win Qatar title

(Reuters) - Rafa Nadal began his year in perfect fashion with a three-set victory over Frenchman Gael Monfils in the Qatar Open in Doha on Saturday as he warms up for this month's Australian Open. Spain's world number one put down an ominous marker for the year's first grand slam by claiming his 61st career title with a 6-1 6-7(5) 6-2 win over flamboyant Monfils in the desert city.

Nadal wins Doha for 1st time to take 61st career title

International Sports Desk, Jan 4 (EFE).- Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, ranked No. 1 in the world, took his first title of the season and the 61st of his career by downing France's Gael Monfils on Saturday in the final of the Qatar ExxonMobile Open at Doha by 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 in a two-hour match. The win had a taste of revenge about it for the Spaniard, who lost only twice in his career to Monfils but both times at Doha, where the Frenchman beat Nadal in the 2012 semifinals and the 2009 quarterfinals.

Nadal wins Doha for 1st time to take 61st career title

International Sports Desk, Jan 4 (EFE).- Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, ranked No. 1 in the world, took his first title of the season and the 61st of his career by downing France's Gael Monfils on Saturday in the final of the Qatar ExxonMobile Open at Doha by 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 in a two-hour match. The win had a taste of revenge about it for the Spaniard, who lost only twice in his career to Monfils but both times at Doha, where the Frenchman beat Nadal in the 2012 semifinals and the 2009 quarterfinals.
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