Monfils overcomes injury, beats Querrey

Published: July 06, 2018 20:55:50 | Updated: July 07, 2018 20:59:26


World number 44 Gael Monfils defeated 11th seed Sam Querrey on Friday to book a place in the fourth round of Wimbledon.

The Frenchman came back from a set down to win 5-7 6-4 6-4 6-2 after having a medical timeout for a groin injury, reports BBC.

It is the first time Monfils has gone beyond the third round at Wimbledon.

Monfils, who recovered from his injury scare to comfortably win the final two sets, said he "loosened up" after assistance from his physio and was told to "go for it".

"I slipped a little bit and I thought I pulled my groin. It was bit tight," he said.

"I had a very bad first game but when I was told I could go for it I wasn't worrying about my legs anymore."

 

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