This Tuesday, the French Gaël Monfils, 386th player in the world and beneficiary of a wild card, was eliminated in the first round of the ATP tournament in Lyon, on clay, by the Argentinian Pedro Cachin, 63rd player in the world.
It’s already over for Gaël Monfils. This Tuesday, the Frenchman, 386th player in the world and beneficiary of a wild card, was eliminated in the first round of the ATP tournament in Lyon, on clay, by the Argentinian Pedro Cachin, 63rd player in the world, in three rounds (2- 6, 6-3, 6-4) and 1h52 of play. In the first set, the Frenchman got three entry break points. At 2-2, after a new ball, the Habs ended up then making the break, before the double-break in stride. To end up concluding and quietly pocketing this first round (6-2).
In the second set, at 2-3, Gaël Monfils lost his serve. On his next face-off, the lower ranked of the two offered himself a reprieve, saving two double-break balls then synonymous with set points for his opponent of the day. It was only a postponement and it was on his own service that the Argentinian achieved his goals, to equalize at one set everywhere (6-3).
Monfils chain of defeats
Finally, in the third and final set, at 4-4, at the worst of times, the 386th player in the world broke down again, despite a first break point saved. In the process, the beneficiary of a wild card was unable to convert a single one of his two break points. And it was on this same service game that Pedro Cachin then put an end to this meeting (6-4).
His next opponent will be his compatriot Sebastian Baez, 44th player in the world and seeded n°6, who released the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics, 80th player in the world, in two sets (6-4, 7-6 (5)) and 2h05 of play. For Gaël Monfils, the return is still going just as badly. On the ATP circuit and in Challenger, the Frenchman has only one victory (in Challenger) in eight matches already played this year.