Gael Monfils, the last local in the race, put French tennis on top and reached the quarterfinals at ATP Metz.
The Panther gave account of the German Philipp Kohlschreiber, whom he beat 7-6 (2) and 6-4 with a high level.
After the elimination of Lucas Pouille against Hubert Hurkacz, Monfils became the only local on Friday, within the eight that opened the tournament.
Fortunately for the organizers, the 20th ATP did not fail in what was the 17th clash between the two. The Frenchman’s rival in the quarterfinals, which can be seen entirely on STAR +, will be the Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili.
In addition, Marcos Giron (69 °) will meet the Teutonic qualifier Peter Gojowczyk, Hubert Hurkacz, 13th and top seed, against the guest Andy Murray (113 °) and Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune, also from qualifying, against the Spanish Pablo Carreño Busta, 16th and second favorite.