French Open Results – Ymer beat Monfils: Home favourite and No.14 seed Gael Monfils was upset by Swedish world No.105 Mikael Ymer 6-0, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 in second-round action at Roland-Garros on Thursday.
Monfils, a semi-finalist in Paris in 2008, has been searching for his form since the tour restarted from it’s five-month hiatus last August and entered Thursday’s match with just two wins under his belt this season.
French Open Results: 105th ranked Mikael Ymer upsets 14th seed Gael Monfils to enter 3rd round
French Open Results – Ymer beat Monfils: The 22-year-old Ymer is into the third round for a second consecutive major and next faces Italian teenager Jannik Sinner.
“We had a tough situation for the last few months, and now even myself it was really hard and much more happier to be back on tour, back on the court,” explained Monfils.
“Definitely, to have the fans back, it’s better. They make it so much easier. I just want to tell them that I try to enjoy myself more, try to be even a better player than I used to be a few months before and not giving up.
“Even must be really hard for them, my real fans, to see today’s performance, but I think it happens. I need to bounce back.”
French Open 2021: Hip problem ends World No. 1 Ash Barty’s campaign
French Open Results: World No.1 and 2019 Roland-Garros champion Ashleigh Barty was forced to retire during her second round against Magda Linette on Thursday, citing a hip injury that has been bothering her since the start of the tournament.
Barty took an off-court medical time-out late in the first set but it wasn’t enough to allow her to complete the match. The Australian pulled the plug while trailing Linette 1-6, 2-2.
Linette, the Polish world No.45, is through to the third round in Paris for the first time since 2017.