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  • Country: FRA
  • Rank: 23
  • Points: 2347
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  • Country: SUI
  • Rank: 3
  • Points: 2564
Gael Monfils  
2 6 6 4 5 2
3 4 3 6 7 6
Roger Federer  
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Federer saves match points to keep his hopes of a record sixth US Open alive - Well! If you believe in the omens, then all of them point towards a Roger Federer victory in New York this time around. The former five-time champion was on the brink in his quarterfinal encounter against the former top-tenner Gael Monfils as his opponent was leading two sets to one and had two match points in the fourth set as well to accomplish one of the most memorable wins of his career. However, Federer the champion he is went on to fend off both those match points before breaking Monfils' serve to take the match into the fifth set. There, Federer simply went for his shots and his tactics paid off as he secured two breaks of serve to race to a 5-1 lead. Minutes later he closed out a fine win with a perfect hold to love in three hours and 20 minutes. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    5 - 7    2 - 6   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve, Monfils fails to put it back.
40
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Nice serve by Federer, Monfils faces difficulty in returning it.
 
Fault. First Fault.
30
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer serves a heavy serve. ACE !!!
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils returns a forehand return, short rally, Federer thumps a forehand winner down the line.

Monfils has held on to his serve and with that he has brought down his deficit to 2-5 in this deciding set. But, Federer has two breaks of serve up his sleeve and he will now serve for the match in the upcoming game. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    5 - 7    2 - 5   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Nice serve by Monfils, Federer faces difficulty in returning it.
40
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Quick serve, Federer works a backhand return, huge rally, Monfils digs in a backhand winner down the line.
30
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Out-wide serve, Federer return goes wide off the court.
15
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils arrows a bodyline serve, Federer struggles with it.

It was a superb hold from the maestro as within a blink of an eye he held on to his serve to stretch his lead to 5-1 in this fifth and the final set. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    5 - 7    1 - 5   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Monfils returns a backhand return, Federer smacks a forehand winner down the line.
40
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer hits a flat serve at T, Monfils struggles to put it back.
30
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer serves a good one, Monfils crafts a backhand return, Federer runs to the net, crafts a backhand volley but misses the target.
30
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer aims a fine serve at T, Monfils only manages to touch it.
 
Fault. First Fault.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve, Monfils fails to put it back.

So here comes the second break of serve for Roger and now he is definitely on his way to victory in this match. But, he needs to be a bit more resilient in his play as Monfils will look to get one of those service breaks back. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    5 - 7    1 - 4   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Huge serve guided at T, Federer crafts a backhand return, good rally, Federer produces a forehand cross-court winner.
0
40
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Monfils hits a slice serve, Federer returns a quick forehand return, couple of shots exchanged, Monfils sends a backhand into the net.
0
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Monfils serves a high kick serve, Federer delivers a backhand return, brief rally, Federer smacks a forehand winner down the line.
0
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer returns a forehand return, short rally, Monfils pulls a forehand cross-court wide of the court.

An easy and simple hold by Federer gives him a 3-1 advantage in this fifth and the final set. The pressure will again be on Monfils to hold on to his serve to keep himself within striking distance of Roger in this match. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    5 - 7    1 - 3   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Nice kick serve, Monfils fails to return it.
40
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Short angled slice serve, Monfils only manages to touch it.
30
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Quick serve, Monfils works a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Monfils nets a forehand down the line.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Monfils delivers a backhand return, brief rally, Monfils cross-court backhand fails to land inside the court.
 
Fault. First Fault.

Federer had an open court to drive a backhand down the line winner, but he missed it and that gave Monfils a chance to hold on to his serve in this game and keep himself in the hunt in this match. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    5 - 7    1 - 2   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Quick out-wide serve, Federer return goes wayward.
40
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Flat serve aimed at T, Federer delivers a backhand return, Monfils blasts a forehand winner down the line.
30
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Federer returns a backhand return, lengthy exchange between the players, Federer hits a backhand straight into the net.
 
Fault. First Fault.
15
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Double Fault.
 
Fault. First Fault.
15
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Federer delivers a forehand return, brief rally, Monfils hits a forehand down the line but fails to keep it inside the court.
15
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve, Federer fails to put it back.

Federer has quickly consolidated the break of serve he accomplished in the last game and is now looking quite confident in his play from both ends. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    5 - 7    0 - 2   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer produces a bodyline serve, Monfils is unable to return it.
40
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Quick serve pointed at T, Monfils returns a backhand return, brief rally, Monfils over-cooks a backhand in the rally.
30
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils returns a quick backhand return, Monfils forehand is unable to clear the net.
 
Fault. First Fault.
15
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer goes for a out-wide serve, Monfils works a backhand return, Federer nets a forehand down the line.
 
Fault. First Fault.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils returns a backhand return, short rally, Federer thumps a forehand winner down the line.

Federer has taken the momentum of the fourth set to the fifth as he has broken Monfils in the first game and has taken an early 1-0 lead in this final set. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    5 - 7    0 - 1   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Monfils hits a sharp angled slice serve, Federer crafts a backhand return, short rally, Monfils hits a forehand down the line but fails to keep it inside the court.
 
Fault. First Fault.
15
40
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Quick serve, Federer delivers a backhand return, Monfils blasts a forehand winner down the line.
 
Fault. First Fault.
0
40
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer returns a quick backhand return, long rally, Monfils pulls a backhand cross-court wide of the court.
 
Fault. First Fault.
0
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Quick serve, Federer returns a quick forehand return, couple of shots exchanged, Federer whips a backhand cross-court winner.
0
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Federer delivers a forehand return, brief rally, Monfils cross-court backhand is not able to clear the net.
 
Fault. First Fault.

Federer was on the verge of bowing out of the tournament as he had to fend off two match points in the 10th game. The master relied on his reserves to find something extra to save both those match points before stepping up an extra gear in the next game as he accomplished that much needed service break on Monfils' serve with some assistance from his opponent, who served back-to-back double faults to lose his serve. Afterwards, an animated Federer put up a clinical hold to take the match to a fifth set. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    5 - 7   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Bodyline serve, Monfils has no answer to it.
 
Fault. First Fault.
40
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer serves, reaches to net and plants a volley onto Monfils return.
30
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Double Fault.
 
Fault. First Fault.
30
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve placed at T, Monfils returns a quick forehand return, couple of shots exchanged, Monfils sprays a forehand outside the court.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Monfils delivers a forehand return, brief rally, Monfils hits a forehand down the line but fails to clear the net.
 
Fault. First Fault.

What a way to lose your serve - The pressure simply did him in there as Monfils served two double faults in succession to lose his serve to hand over the service break to Roger on a platter, who will now serve to take this match into a fifth set in the next game. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    5 - 6   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Double Fault.
 
Fault. First Fault.
40
A
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Double Fault.
 
Fault. First Fault.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer crafts a backhand return, short rally, Federer rushes in quickly and volleys a backhand winner.
 
Fault. First Fault.
A
40
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils goes for a out-wide serve, Federer delivers a backhand return, huge rally, Federer pulls a forehand cross-court wide of the court.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Federer works a forehand return, brief rally, Monfils cross-court forehand lands out-side the court.
40
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Heavy serve aimed at T, Federer returns a quick backhand return, Monfils strokes a forehand cross-court winner.
30
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils arrows a bodyline serve, Federer crafts a backhand return, good rally, Monfils outruns Federer with a nice drop-shot.
15
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils hits a good serve, Federer struggles with it.
0
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Monfils serves a high kick serve, Federer delivers a backhand return, brief rally, Monfils backhand lands at the net in the middle.
0
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer returns a forehand return, short rally, Monfils goes for a forehand down the line but catches the net.

Federer had his backs to the wall in this game as he was forced to save two match points, but boy he did save them to level the scores at 5 all. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    5 - 5   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer aims a fine serve at T, Monfils only manages to touch it.
A
40
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Monfils puts back a forehand return, brief rally, Monfils sprays a forehand outside the court.
 
Fault. First Fault.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer aims a high kick serve, Monfils works a backhand return, good rally, Federer hits a forehand winner down the line.
30
40
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Sharp angled slice serve, Monfils returns a forehand return, Monfils over-hits a backhand in the rally.
15
40
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer serves a short angled slice serve, Monfils returns a backhand return, brief rally, Federer forehand goes outside the court.
 
Fault. First Fault.
15
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer aims a high kick serve, Monfils crafts a backhand return, good rally, Federer struggles to keep a cross-court forehand in a rally.
15
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer goes for a out-wide serve, Monfils works a backhand return, Federer comes in quickly, tries a backhand volley but fails to do so.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer serves a slice serve, Monfils delivers a forehand return, Federer comes near to the net and makes a backhand volley winner.
 
Fault. First Fault.

Monfils did exceptionally well in this game as he was under tremendous pressure to deliver the goods and he did deliver them as he held on for 5-4 in this fourth set. Federer will now serve to stay in the match. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    5 - 4   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils arrows a bodyline serve, Federer struggles with it.
A
40
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Nice serve by Monfils, Federer faces difficulty in returning it.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Monfils goes for a out-wide serve, Federer returns a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Monfils forehand flies outside the court.
 
Fault. First Fault.
40
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer returns a quick forehand return, short rally, Federer fails to keep a cross-court forehand in the play.
 
Fault. First Fault.
30
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Quick serve, Federer delivers a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Federer backhand lands at the net in the middle.
 
Fault. First Fault.
15
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Short angled slice serve Federer crafts a forehand return, short rally, Federer thumps a forehand winner down the line.
 
Fault. First Fault.
15
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Double Fault.
 
Fault. First Fault.
15
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve, Federer fails to put it back.

An impressive service hold from Federer takes him to 4 all in this fourth set. But, he needs to figure out a way to break Monfils as that would give him a chance to serve for the set in the next game. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    4 - 4   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer serves a short angled slice serve, Monfils works a forehand return, brief rally, Monfils forehand goes outside the court.
40
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Cannon serve. ACE !!!
30
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Short angled slice serve, Monfils only manages to touch it.
15
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer goes for a out-wide serve, Monfils works a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Federer struggles to keep a cross-court backhand in a rally.
 
Fault. First Fault.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils returns a forehand return, short rally, Federer comes in quickly and volleys a forehand winner.

At 15-30 Monfils was in a spot of bother, but then Federer provided him a freebie as he committed an uncharacteristic forehand unforced error. Thereafter, Monfils came up with back-to-back aces to restore his slender lead in this fourth set. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    4 - 3   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Quick serve. ACE !!!
A
40
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Lightening serve. ACE !!!
Deuce
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Federer works a forehand return, Monfils forehand goes outside the court.
40
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Sharp angled slice serve, Federer only reaches to it.
30
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils aims a high kick serve, Federer crafts a backhand return, good rally, Federer cross-court forehand finds the net in the middle.
15
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Monfils hits a slice serve, Federer returns a quick forehand return, Monfils nets a forehand down the line.
15
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Monfils serves a high kick serve, Federer delivers a backhand return, brief rally, Monfils hits a forehand down the line but fails to clear the net.
15
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils arrows a bodyline serve, Federer struggles with it.

A rapid hold from Federer this time around as he comes up with three well placed first serves to take a 40-0 lead before wrapping up the game with a body serve. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    3 - 3   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer arrows a bodyline serve, Monfils struggles with it.
 
Fault. First Fault.
40
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer hits a good serve, Monfils struggles with it.
30
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer arrows a good serve at T, Monfils is unable to return it.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils returns a forehand return, short rally, Monfils cross-court forehand finds the net in the middle.

Monfils came out of jail in this game as he had served two double faults to hand a break point on the platter to the Swiss. But, then saved that break point before producing two massive serves to hold for 3-2 in this fourth set. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    3 - 2   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Huge serve. Ace !!!
A
40
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils arrows a good serve at T, Federer is unable to return it.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer returns a quick forehand return, short rally, Federer fails to keep a cross-court forehand in the play.
 
Fault. First Fault.
30
40
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Double Fault.
 
Fault. First Fault.
30
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer crafts a forehand return, short rally, Federer thumps a forehand winner down the line.
30
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Double Fault.
 
Fault. First Fault.
30
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils serves a slice serve, Federer delivers a backhand return, brief rally, Federer cross-court backhand fails to land inside the court.
15
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! High kick serve, Federer returns a backhand return, short rally, Federer goes for a forehand down the line but misses the target.

Federer had a game point in this game to take his lead to 3-1, but failed to seize his chance. Instead, it was the Frenchman who went on the attack and broke right back for 2 all. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    2 - 2   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! High kick serve, Monfils delivers a backhand return, short rally, Federer comes to net, attempts a backhand volley but fails to make it
 
Fault. First Fault.
40
A
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Quick serve, Monfils returns a quick forehand return, couple of shots exchanged, Monfils blasts a forehand winner down the line.
 
Fault. First Fault.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils returns a forehand return, short rally, Monfils pulls a forehand cross-court wide of the court.
 
Fault. First Fault.
40
A
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer serves a acute angled slice serve, Monfils returns a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Federer cross-court forehand fails to land inside the court.
 
Fault. First Fault.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer hits a sharp angled slice serve, Monfils crafts a backhand return, short rally, Monfils strokes a backhand cross-court winner.
40
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Quick serve. ACE !!!
30
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer goes for a out-wide serve, Monfils delivers a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Federer surges towards the net and hits a forehand volley winner.
 
Fault. First Fault.
15
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils returns a quick backhand return, Monfils dumps a backhand into the net.
 
Fault. First Fault.
0
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer goes for a out-wide serve, Monfils works a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Monfils blasts a forehand winner down the line.
0
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer serves a high kick serve, Monfils delivers a backhand return, brief rally, Federer comes in quickly, tries a forehand volley but fails to do so
 
Fault. First Fault.

Federer has got an early service break in this fourth set as well and is appearing to be getting into the groove at the moment. If he can sustain the momentum for some more time then we will definitely be seeing a fifth set in this match. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    1 - 2   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Monfils serves a good one, Federer delivers a forehand return, good rally, Monfils goes for a forehand down the line but misses the target.
 
Fault. First Fault.
40
A
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Monfils serves a short angled slice serve, Federer returns a backhand return, brief rally, Federer comes near to the net and makes a backhand volley winner.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Nice kick serve, Federer fails to return it.
30
40
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils aims a high kick serve, Federer crafts a backhand return, good rally, Federer forehand flies outside the court.
15
40
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Monfils goes for a out-wide serve, Federer works a backhand return, hard fought rally, Federer digs in a backhand winner down the line.
15
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve sent at T, Federer delivers a forehand return, lengthy exchange between the players, Monfils sends a forehand cross-court out of the court.
15
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! High kick serve, Federer returns a backhand return, short rally, Monfils thumps a forehand winner down the line.
0
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Monfils goes for a out-wide serve, Federer returns a quick backhand return, huge rally, Monfils fails to keep a cross-court forehand in the play.

Federer was in massive, massive problems in this game as he was down a break point, but then came out of that situation with some gutsy play. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    1 - 1   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Monfils crafts a backhand return, brief rally, Federer comes forth and smashes a forehand winner.
A
40
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Slice serve, Monfils works a backhand return, short rally, Federer rushes in quickly and volleys a backhand winner.
 
Fault. First Fault.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer serves a acute angled slice serve, Monfils returns a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Monfils cross-court backhand is not able to clear the net.
 
Fault. First Fault.
40
A
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils returns a quick forehand return, short rally, Monfils thumps a forehand winner down the line.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer aims a high kick serve, Monfils works a backhand return, good rally, Federer goes for a forehand down the line but misses the target.
40
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Slice serve, Monfils is unable to return it.
30
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer serves a short angled slice serve, Monfils returns a backhand return, lengthy exchange between the players, Monfils fails to keep a cross-court backhand in the play.
 
Fault. First Fault.
15
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Nice serve by Federer, Monfils faces difficulty in returning it.
0
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer goes for a out-wide serve, Monfils works a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Federer fails to keep a cross-court forehand in the play.
 
Fault. First Fault.
0
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils returns a backhand return, short rally, Federer hits a backhand straight into the net.

Monfils quickly shrugged off the disappointment of losing the third set and began the fourth set on a confident note by holding on to his serve to 15. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6    1 - 0   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve, Federer fails to put it back.
40
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Monfils serves a good one, Federer delivers a backhand return, good rally, Federer hits a forehand winner down the line.
40
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! High kick serve, Federer fails to control it.
30
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Sharp angled slice serve, Federer only reaches to it.
15
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve, Federer fails to put it back.

Federer described that quote 'once a champion always a champion' in the finest manner possible as out of nowhere he found another gear to tame the Frenchman in the third set. Suddenly, he became assured his footwork and continued to charge the net after constructing points from the baseline and was rewarded for his smart play in the front court. In the end, his tactics were spot on as he locked the set 6-4 in 34 minutes. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 6   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer serves a good one, Monfils works a forehand return, good rally, Federer whips a forehand cross-court winner.
40
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Quick serve, Monfils crafts a forehand return, couple of shots exchanged, Federer flashes a forehand cross-court winner.
30
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Monfils returns a backhand return, brief rally, Federer hits a backhand winner down the line.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve, Monfils fails to put it back.

Monfils refused to buckle down under pressure as he went about his business in a professional manner to hold on to his serve to love. However, it will be Federer, who will serve for the third set in the next game. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    4 - 5   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils serves a good one, Federer crafts a backhand return, good rally, Monfils hits a forehand winner down the line.
40
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils hits a good serve, Federer struggles with it.
30
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Federer delivers a backhand return, brief rally, Federer cross-court fails to clear the net in the middle.
15
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer returns a backhand return, short rally, Monfils hits a backhand winner down the line.

With a fine service hold Federer has taken his lead to 5-3 in this third set and will now push to break the Monfils' serve once more in the next game to win this one. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    3 - 5   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer serves a good one, Monfils returns a quick backhand return, good rally, Federer strokes a forehand cross-court winner.
40
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer hits a good serve, Monfils struggles with it.
30
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Monfils is unable to return it.
15
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils delivers a backhand return, short rally, Monfils hits a forehand down the line but fails to keep it inside the court.
0
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer serves a good one, Monfils returns a backhand return, good rally, Federer hits a backhand straight into the net.

Monfils steadied the ship on this occasion as resurrected his game plan accordingly and fired one big first serve after another to bring down his deficit to 3-4 in this third set. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    3 - 4   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils aims a fine serve at T, Federer only manages to touch it.
40
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Federer is unable to return it.
30
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve, Federer fails to put it back.
15
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Monfils serves a good one, Federer delivers a backhand return, good rally, Federer hits a backhand cross-court winner.
15
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Quick serve, Federer returns a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Federer sprays a forehand outside the court.

Federer made no mistakes this time around as he cruised through to a quick-fire service hold to 15 to take his lead to 4-2 in this third set. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    2 - 4   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Monfils returns a quick backhand return, brief rally, Monfils fails to keep a cross-court backhand in the play.
40
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve, Monfils fails to put it back.
30
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer serves a good one, Monfils works a backhand return, good rally, Federer sends a forehand outside the court.
30
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Slice serve, Monfils is unable to return it.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Monfils is unable to return it.

An inspired Federer has once again broken Monfils' serve and with that he has surged to a 3-2 lead in this third set. But, Federer has to be efficient in his play, otherwise, the Frenchman will break right back. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    2 - 3   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer returns a forehand return, short rally, Federer strokes a forehand cross-court winner.
 
Fault. First Fault.
30
40
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Quick serve, Federer crafts a forehand return, Monfils nets a forehand down the line.
30
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Federer puts back a forehand return, Monfils flashes a forehand cross-court winner.
15
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve placed at T, Federer returns a quick forehand return, short rally, Monfils hits a backhand straight into the net.
15
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils serves a good one, Federer returns a quick backhand return, good rally, Federer kicks a backhand down the line out of the court.
0
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Quick serve, Federer crafts a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Federer whips a backhand cross-court winner.

The way Monfils is playing at the moment, it will be hard to bet against him. He simply has got so much confidence in his play that he is dominating the pattern of play right now. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    2 - 2   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Monfils works a forehand return, brief rally, Monfils whips a forehand cross-court winner.
30
40
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils delivers a backhand return, short rally, Federer thumps a forehand winner down the line.
15
40
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer serves a good one, Monfils puts back a forehand return, Federer hits a forehand cross-court winner.
0
40
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Quick serve, Monfils returns a quick forehand return, Federer dumps a backhand into the net.
0
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Monfils crafts a backhand return, brief rally, Monfils produces a backhand cross-court winner.
0
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils works a backhand return, short rally, Monfils thumps a forehand winner down the line.

Monfils quickly recovered from that disappointment of losing his serve in his first service game of this third set as he produced one of his best service games to get on the scoreboard in this one. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    1 - 2   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve aimed at T, Federer only reaches to it.
40
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Quick serve, Federer returns a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Monfils hits a forehand cross-court winner.
30
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Sharp angled slice serve, Federer only reaches to it.
15
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve, Federer fails to put it back.

It was exhibition stuff from Roger in this game as he didn't allow Monfils to come even near to his serve and raced to a 2-0 lead in this third set. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    0 - 2   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer serves a good one, Monfils works a backhand return, Federer whips a forehand cross-court winner.
40
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer aims a fine serve at T, Monfils only manages to touch it.
30
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Monfils is unable to return it.
30
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Monfils is unable to return it.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Cannon serve. ACE !!!

Federer has got that early break in the third set and has somehow found a way to wrestle the momentum from the Frenchman in this match. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3    0 - 1   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Monfils serves a good one, Federer returns a backhand winner.
40
A
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Double Fault.
 
Fault. First Fault.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer returns a backhand return, short rally.
40
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils hits a good serve, Federer struggles with it.
30
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Federer returns a backhand return, brief rally, Federer smacks a forehand winner down the line.
30
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve, Federer fails to put it back.
15
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Nice serve by Monfils, Federer faces difficulty in returning it.
0
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Quick serve, Federer works a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Federer blasts a forehand winner down the line.

After 37 minutes of jaw-dropping tennis, Monfils secured the second set 6-3 by breaking the Swiss in the first and the 9th games. Right from the beginning, Federer was never at ease as he was missing too many of his first serves, whereas the movement of Monfils was simply world class. In fact, Monfils was the better player right through in all the aspects of the game as he hammered 10 winners and made only 4 unforced errors. On the contrary, Federer could only hit 9 winners, but committed as many as 13 unforced errors. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    6 - 3   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Double Fault.
 
Fault. First Fault.
30
40
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Monfils delivers a backhand return, brief rally, Federer over-hits a backhand in the rally.
30
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils returns a backhand return, short rally, Monfils sends a forehand outside the court.
15
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer serves a good one, Monfils delivers a forehand return, Monfils forehand is unable to clear the net.
0
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Quick serve, Monfils hammers a forehand return winner.
0
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Monfils works a backhand return, brief rally, Monfils smacks a forehand winner down the line.

Monfils is just a game away from taking a two sets to love lead in this contest as the Swiss hasn't been great on the returns. In fact, it must be said that Monfils has been exceptional today in all the departments - be it on the serves or the returns. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    5 - 3   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve, Federer fails to put it back.
40
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Nice serve by Monfils, Federer faces difficulty in returning it.
30
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Quick serve, Federer returns a quick backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Federer strokes a forehand cross-court winner.
30
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Federer crafts a backhand return, brief rally, Monfils pushes a backhand long in the rally.
30
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer works a backhand return, short rally, Federer pulls a forehand cross-court wide of the court.
15
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Nice serve by Monfils, Federer faces difficulty in returning it.

Federer whipped a beautiful forehand cross-court winner and then followed it up with three great serves to bring down his deficit to 3-4 in this second set. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    4 - 3   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Quick serve, Monfils returns a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Monfils forehand flies outside the court.
40
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer arrows a good serve at T, Monfils is unable to return it.
30
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve, Monfils fails to put it back.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer serves a good one, Monfils works a backhand return, good rally, Federer whips a forehand cross-court winner.

Monfils is inching closer to what would be a two sets to love lead in this match and if Federer fails to find answers to the Frenchman's current onslaught then that situation could arrive just a bit too early. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    4 - 2   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils hits a good serve, Federer struggles with it.
40
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils arrows a good serve at T, Federer is unable to return it.
30
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve, Federer fails to put it back.
15
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils serves a good one, Federer crafts a backhand return, good rally, Federer backhand fails to clear the net.

This was one of those efficient service games that Federer has served so many times in this tournament. But, today he hasn't been able to produce them on a routine basis and that's why he is in a precarious situation right now. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    3 - 2   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer hits a good serve, Monfils struggles with it.
40
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer arrows a good serve at T, Monfils is unable to return it.
30
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils returns a backhand return, short rally, Federer hits a forehand cross-court winner.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer hits a good serve, Monfils struggles with it.

During the changeover break, Monfils got some treatment on one of his ankles and it made him a little bit more confident as he zipped through to a love hold in no time whatsoever to take a 3-1 lead in this second set. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    3 - 1   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Sizzling serve. ACE !!!
40
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer crafts a backhand return, short rally, Monfils thumps a forehand winner down the line.
30
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Slice serve, Federer has no answer to it.
15
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils hits a good serve, Federer struggles with it.

Federer isn't looking confident at all as he is not hitting his ground-strokes as cleanly as he was striking them in his previous matches. Yet, he holds on to his serve this time around and with that opens his account in this second set. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    2 - 1   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer arrows a good serve at T, Monfils is unable to return it.
40
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Cannon serve. ACE !!!
30
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer serves a good one, Monfils crafts a backhand return, good rally, Federer hits a forehand winner down the line.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer hits a good serve, Monfils struggles with it.

Federer now has a massive fight in his hands as the Frenchman has confirmed the service break he achieved in the last game and with that has taken a 2-0 lead in this second set. Remember he is up a set as well. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    2 - 0   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Federer delivers a backhand return, brief rally, Federer backhand lands at the net in the middle.
A
40
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer returns a backhand return, testing rally, Monfils hits a forehand cross-court winner.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Quick serve, Federer returns a forehand return, couple of shots exchanged, Federer blasts a forehand winner down the line.
40
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Federer is unable to return it.
30
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer returns a quick backhand return, short rally, Monfils forehand is unable to clear the net.
30
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils serves a good one, Federer crafts a backhand return, good rally, Monfils hits a backhand cross-court winner.
15
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Double Fault.
 
Fault. First Fault.
15
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve, Federer fails to put it back.

Federer has started this second set on a horrendous note as he has lost his serve and has literally put Monfils in the driver's seat. He is not playing the solid tennis he should be playing and that's why he is in real danger in this match. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4    1 - 0   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer serves a good one, Monfils works a forehand return, good rally, Monfils strokes a forehand cross-court winner.
40
A
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Quick serve, Federer produces a bodyline serve, Monfils crafts a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Federer backhand fails to clear the net.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Monfils works a backhand return, brief rally, Monfils smacks a forehand winner down the line.
A
40
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils delivers a backhand return, short rally, Federer flashes a forehand cross-court winner.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer serves a good one, Monfils returns a backhand return, good rally, Federer sends a forehand outside the court.
A
40
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Quick serve, Monfils returns a quick backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Federer blasts a forehand winner down the line.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Monfils works a forehand return, Monfils smacks a forehand winner down the line.
40
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils crafts a forehand return, short rally, Monfils forehand flies outside the court.
30
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Huge serve guided at T, Monfils delivers a backhand return, good rally, Federer backhand lands at the net in the middle.
30
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Quick serve, Monfils returns a quick forehand return, couple of shots exchanged, Monfils hits a forehand cross-court winner.
30
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Monfils is unable to return it.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils crafts a backhand return, short rally, Federer thumps a forehand winner down the line.

After 41 minutes of some acrobatic tennis it was Monfils, who took the opening set 6-4. That outcome wasn't expected in the beginning as Federer had lost only one point on his serve in his first two service games. But, then a sudden dip in concentration cost him dearly as he dropped his serve in the fifth game and Monfils went on to double his lead in the ensuing game by holding on to his serve to 30 with a fine forehand smash winner. Subsequently, Federer tried to put pressure on Gael, but failed in his efforts as the Frenchman went on to serve the set out in the 10th game. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    6 - 4   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Nice serve by Monfils, Federer faces difficulty in returning it.
40
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Heavy serve aimed at T, Federer delivers a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Monfils backhand lands at the net in the middle.
40
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Federer puts back a forehand return, brief rally, Monfils hits a forehand cross-court winner.
30
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Sharp angled slice serve, Federer only reaches to it.
15
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Monfils serves a good one, Federer returns a forehand winner.
15
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils hits a good serve, Federer struggles with it.

Federer breezes through to a quick and fine hold of serve to 15 on this occasion. But, Monfils will now serve to take a one set to love lead in this contest in the next game. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    5 - 4   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Monfils works a forehand return, brief rally, Monfils sends a forehand outside the court.
40
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils generates a forehand return winner.
40
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Sizzling serve. ACE !!!
30
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Short angled slice serve, Monfils only manages to touch it.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! .

Monfils was in real trouble at 0-30 in this game but Federer failed to make further headway as he missed a routine off forehand and then Monfils came up with a smash winner to extend his lead to 5-3 in this first set. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    5 - 3   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve, Federer fails to put it back.
40
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils serves a good one, Federer returns a backhand return, good rally, Federer goes for a forehand down the line but misses the target.
30
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils serves a acute angled slice serve, Federer returns a quick backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Federer sends a forehand outside the court.
15
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Federer is unable to return it.
0
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer generates a forehand return winner.
0
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Monfils serves a good one, Federer delivers a forehand return, good rally, Federer flashes a forehand cross-court winner.

Federer is looking unsure about his plans for this match as he is using too many drop-shots to bring Monfils into the court, but that strategy isn't working for him right now. Yet, he somehow manages to hold for 3-4 in this opening set. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    4 - 3   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer hits a good serve, Monfils struggles with it.
A
40
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Sizzling serve. ACE !!!
Deuce
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils crafts a forehand return, short rally, Federer pushes a backhand long in the rally.
40
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer serves a good one, Monfils puts back a forehand return, good rally, Monfils struggles to keep a cross-court forehand in a rally.
30
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Quick serve, Monfils delivers a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Federer forehand goes outside the court.
30
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Monfils is unable to return it.
15
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve in the middle, Monfils returns a quick backhand return, short rally, Federer forehand is unable to clear the net.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer serves a good one, Monfils works a forehand return, Federer hits a forehand winner down the line.

Monfils has consolidated the break of serve he accomplished in the previous game and has taken his lead to 4-2 in this opening set. Federer on the other hand will now look to regain his composure in the upcoming game. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    4 - 2   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils hits a good serve, Federer struggles with it.
40
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Acute angled slice serve, Federer puts back a forehand return, brief rally, Monfils sends a backhand cross-court out of the court.
40
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer returns a backhand return, short rally, Monfils hits a backhand straight into the net.
40
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Sharp angled slice serve, Federer only reaches to it.
30
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils aims a fine serve at T, Federer only manages to touch it.
15
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Federer works a backhand return, brief rally, Monfils produces a backhand cross-court winner.

Surprisingly it is the Frenchman who has the first service break of the contest. Federer had saved three break points in this game, but then pulled the trigger just a bit too much on a forehand down the line to hand the break to Monfils on his fourth break point. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    3 - 2   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Heavy serve aimed at T, Monfils crafts a forehand return, short rally, Federer sprays a forehand outside the court.
40
A
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer serves a good one, Monfils returns a backhand return, good rally, Monfils hits a forehand cross-court winner.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Quick serve, Monfils returns a quick backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Federer charges towards the net and hits a backhand volley winner.
40
A
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer serves a slice serve, Monfils delivers a forehand return, brief rally, Federer sends a forehand outside the court.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Gigantic serve in the middle. ACE !!!
30
40
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Quick serve pointed at T, Monfils delivers a backhand return, good rally, Federer hits a forehand down the line but fails to clear the net.
30
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer hits a good serve, Monfils struggles with it.
15
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Monfils returns a quick backhand return, brief rally, Monfils produces a backhand cross-court winner.
15
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Federer hits a sharp angled slice serve, Monfils crafts a backhand return, Federer struggles to keep a cross-court backhand in a rally.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer serves a sharp angled slice serve, Monfils works a backhand return, Monfils sends a backhand into the net.

Monfils holds to his serve, this time with much more ease and with that levels the scores at 2 games all in this first set. Federer helps him with a wayward forehand down the line which misses the target. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    2 - 2   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Quick serve, Federer delivers a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Monfils flashes a forehand cross-court winner.
40
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Federer works a forehand return, brief rally, Monfils forehand goes outside the court.
 
Fault. First Fault.
40
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Nice serve by Monfils, Federer faces difficulty in returning it.
30
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Quick serve, Federer hammers a backhand return winner.
30
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Federer is unable to return it.
15
0
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer returns a backhand return, short rally, Monfils thumps a forehand winner down the line.

Federer has been absolutely clinical on serve so far. He has only dropped a single point in his two service games and that too due to an unforced error, otherwise he wouldn't have lost it either. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    1 - 2   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve, Monfils fails to put it back.
 
Fault. First Fault.
40
15
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Double Fault.
 
Fault. First Fault.
40
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve, Monfils fails to put it back.
30
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer serves a good one, Monfils works a forehand return, good rally, Monfils pushes a backhand long in the rally.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer hits a good serve, Monfils struggles with it.

Monfils was in big, big trouble in this game as he was facing a couple of break points, but then overcame those difficult situations to hold on to his serve for 1 all in this opening set. 

Served By: G Monfils Won By: Monfils
Monfils - Federer    1 - 1   
Game
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Federer puts back a forehand return, Federer goes for a forehand down the line but misses the target.
A
40
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer returns a backhand return, short rally, Federer sends a forehand outside the court.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Monfils serves a good one, Federer delivers a forehand return, Monfils forehand is unable to clear the net.
A
40
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Quick serve, Federer crafts a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Federer backhand fails to clear the net.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Fine serve, Federer works a forehand return, brief rally, Federer nets a forehand down the line.
40
A
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Short angled slice serve Federer generates a forehand return winner.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Nice serve by Monfils, Federer faces difficulty in returning it.
 
Fault. First Fault.
40
A
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Double Fault.
 
Fault. First Fault.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Monfils hits a acute angled slice serve, Federer delivers a backhand return, Monfils fails to keep a cross-court backhand in the play.
A
40
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Quick serve, Federer returns a backhand return, couple of shots exchanged, Monfils blasts a forehand winner down the line.
Deuce
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Federer returns a quick backhand return, brief rally, Monfils sprays a forehand outside the court.
40
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Good serve, Federer fails to put it back.
30
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Nice serve by Monfils, Federer faces difficulty in returning it.
15
30
IN, Winner: Monfils!!! Monfils hits a good serve, Federer struggles with it.
0
30
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Federer works a forehand return, brief rally, Monfils hits a backhand straight into the net.
0
15
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Good serve in the middle, Federer returns a quick backhand return, short rally, Federer strokes a backhand cross-court winner.

Federer is off to a flier here inside Arthur Ashe as he wastes no time whatsoever in holding on to his serve to love. He produces four successive huge serves to get the job done in this game. 

Served By: R Federer Won By: Federer
Monfils - Federer    0 - 1   
Game
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Nice serve by Federer, Monfils faces difficulty in returning it.
40
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Federer hits a good serve, Monfils struggles with it.
30
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Fine serve, Monfils is unable to return it.
15
0
IN, Winner: Federer!!! Flat serve aimed at T, Monfils returns a backhand return, Monfils hits a backhand straight into the net.

The players have walked on court and are warming up at the moment.

This is the last of the men's quarter-finals in which Roger Federer will square-off against Gael Monfils of France. 

In what would be blockbuster quarterfinal, former champion Roger Federer will square-off against Gaal Monfils sunder the lights here inside Arthur Ashe today. 

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the US Open from Flushing Meadows, New York.

Federer leads their ATP Head2Head series 7-2, with both of Monfils' victories coming indoors on hard court.  

Gael Monfils vs Roger Federer
  Round Scores S1 S2 S3 S4 S5  
Shanghai ATP Masters

10Oct 16:00
 
Gael Monfils       
Roger Federer
R16 2
1
6
4
65
77
6
3
 
Roland Garros

31May 15:00
 
Gael Monfils
Roger Federer       
QF 0
3
4
6
3
6
63
77
 
BNP Paribas Masters

13Nov 15:00
 
Roger Federer
Gael Monfils       
SF 1
2
67
79
77
61
64
77
 
Roland Garros

03Jun 14:00
 
Gael Monfils
Roger Federer       
QF 0
3
66
78
2
6
4
6
 
Estoril Open

24Apr 11:45
 
Roger Federer       
Gael Monfils
R16 2
0
6
3
6
4
Gael Monfils
  Round Scores S1 S2 S3 S4 S5  
US Open

02Sep 23:25
 
Grigor Dimitrov
Gael Monfils       
R16 0
3
5
7
6
7
5
7

01Sep 05:25
 
Gael Monfils       
Richard Gasquet
R32 3
0
6
4
6
2
6
2

29Aug 20:15
 
Gael Monfils       
Alejandro Gonzalez
R64 3
0
7
5
6
3
6
2

27Aug 03:10
 
Gael Monfils       
Jared Donaldson
R128 3
0
6
4
6
2
6
4
Western & Southern Open

11Aug 23:50
 
Federico Delbonis
Gael Monfils       
R64 1
2
3
6
6
3
3
6
Roger Federer
  Round Scores S1 S2 S3 S4 S5  
Davis Cup

12Sep 12:10
 
Roger Federer       
Simone Bolelli
SF 3
0
7
6
6
4
6
4
US Open

07Sep 01:25
 
Marin Cilic       
Roger Federer
SF 3
0
6
3
6
4
6
4

03Sep 04:25
 
Roberto Bautista
Roger Federer       
R16 0
3
4
6
3
6
2
6
 

01Sep 01:15
 
Marcel Granollers
Roger Federer       
R32 1
3
6
4
1
6
1
6
1
6

30Aug 04:00
 
Samuel Groth
Roger Federer       
R64 0
3
4
6
4
6
4
6
 
     
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