Gael Monfils, in the race for Roger Federer’s ATP record


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Gael Monfils, in the race for Roger Federer's ATP record

The ATP of Sofia will have a guaranteed luxury finish: Gael monfils (20 °) beat Marcos Giron (67th) and got into the definition of the Bulgarian tournament.

In this way, after 7-5 and 6-0 against the American in the first turn on Saturday, the Frenchman marked his validity in the circuit and kept several streaks alive, despite the fact that injuries did not let him play fully for a large part of his career.

La Pantera now has 17 seasons with at least one ATP final played, a figure that was then stretched this Saturday and that only exceeds Rafael Nadal (18) and with Novak Djokovic (16), no less, on the podium. At a historical level, the list is led Roger Federer (20, until 2019) and Jimmy Connors (19).

This Sunday, it will be the Frenchman’s 32nd ATP final. Thus, he equaled Richard Gasquet’s line, a record among active Frenchmen and, now, they share seventh place on the circuit (always among assets).

Now wait for Jannick Sinner (14th) or Filip Krajinovic (37th) and the final, like the whole tournament, it will be fully viewable on STAR +.


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