Monf’ concedes the second set

Monf’ concedes the second set
Monf’ concedes the second set

Monfils 6-2, 3-6, 1-2 Seyboth Wild

Monfils’ forehand is a little too deep! There is one break point left, 30-40.

Monfils 6-2, 3-6, 1-2 Seyboth Wild

Monfils offers himself two break points thanks to a nice drop shot then a backhand passing. The Central audience gives its voice.

Monfils 6-2, 3-6, 1-2 Seyboth Wild

Monfils pushes Seyboth Wild to make a mistake. 15-30, maybe a window to unblock.

Monfils 6-2, 3-6, 1-2 Seyboth Wild

That’s it, Monfils finally scores his first game of the set. He hit very hard with his forehand and caused his opponent to make a long fault.

Monfils 6-2, 3-6, 0-2 Seyboth Wild

Another big passing from Seyboth Wild! At the end of the race, on the backhand, the Brazilian finds the necessary space. 40-30.

Monfils 6-2, 3-6, 0-2 Seyboth Wild

Monfils is offensive. Service volleyed once again, he comes to finish at the net. 40-15.

Monfils 6-2, 3-6, 0-2 Seyboth Wild

The Brazilian continues. 2-0, we must stop the bleeding for Monfils.

Monfils 6-2, 3-6, 0-1 Seyboth Wild

The Brazilian hits all his forehands now. 40-15.

Monfils 6-2, 3-6, 0-1 Seyboth Wild

Seyboth Wild serves very well and regains confidence. 30-15.

Monfils 6-2, 3-6, 0-1 Seyboth Wild

Monfils saves the first break point, but not the second, on which he releases his forehand. The set starts in reverse compared to the first two, where Monfils had broken from the start each time.

Monfils 6-2, 3-6, 0-0 Seyboth Wild

It’s off to a bad start for Monfils, trailing 0-40. The Frenchman must get back upright.

Monfils 6-2, 3-6 Seyboth Wild

A SET EVERYWHERE! Seyboth Wild finishes well and equalizes. Gaël Monfils, very clean in the first set, made more mistakes against an opponent who was less offensive and was content to make him play.

Monfils 6-2, 3-5 Seyboth Wild

Seyboth Wild’s forehands hurt, 30-0.

Monfils 6-2, 3-5 Seyboth Wild

Fast play from Monfils, who takes advantage of Seyboth Wild’s mistakes to return to 5-3. The Brazilian will serve to win the set.

Monfils 6-2, 2-5 Seyboth Wild

The Brazilian comes out of it, scores his service game and leads 5-2. Monfils is used to stay alive now.

Monfils 6-2, 2-4 Seyboth Wild

Seyboth Wild is back at 30-30. He was down 0-30 on his serve.

Monfils 6-2, 2-4 Seyboth Wild

Monfils gets out after several advantages. He’s still broken but he’s still alive in this set, 4-2.

Monfils 6-2, 1-4 Seyboth Wild

Third volley service from Monfils, who makes the point this time. Advantage for the French.

Monfils 6-2, 1-4 Seyboth Wild

New equality. Monfils had the advantage, but Seyboth Wild finished well on the volley.

Monfils 6-2, 1-4 Seyboth Wild

The Brazilian misses the volley! She goes a little too far and ends up in the hallway. Monfils is doing well, 40-40.

Monfils 6-2, 1-4 Seyboth Wild

Monfils isn’t there much anymore. He lost two points in a row, 5-1 ball for Seyboth Wild.

Monfils 6-2, 1-4 Seyboth Wild

Superb passing from Seyboth Wild with a backhand at the end of the race. 30-15, Monfils is still ahead in this game.

Monfils 6-2, 1-4 Seyboth Wild

Seyboth Wild comes out of it, he saves the break point and then makes the difference. 4-1, he maintains his lead in this second set.

Monfils 6-2, 1-3 Seyboth Wild

Direct error on forehand by Seyboth Wild, break point for Monfils. As soon as the Brazilian tries to become offensive again, he makes a mistake. 30-40.

Monfils 6-2, 1-3 Seyboth Wild

This time the Brazilian lacks precision on the backhand. 30-30, Monfils has an opportunity to put him under pressure.

Monfils 6-2, 1-3 Seyboth Wild

Break for Seyboth Wild. The Brazilian no longer makes mistakes and that changes everything, even if he is not particularly brilliant. He just scored three games in a row.

Monfils 6-2, 1-2 Seyboth Wild

A double fault, two forehands off the court, Monfils is trailing 0-40 on his serve. He now has three break points to save.

Monfils 6-2, 1-2 Seyboth Wild

The Brazilian ends the game with an ace, he takes the advantage in a set for the first time this evening.

Monfils 6-2, 1-1 Seyboth Wild

Missed shot from Monfils this time. 40-30, Seyboth Wild can finally take the lead in a set.

Monfils 6-2, 1-1 Seyboth Wild

Counter cushioning from Monfils, with perfect lateral effect. 30-30.

Monfils 6-2, 1-1 Seyboth Wild

Beautiful shot from Seyboth Wild, Monfils is too short. 15-15.

Monfils 6-2, 1-1 Seyboth Wild

Seyboth Wild breaks right away! Monfils tried to finish the point on the volley but the Brazilian gave him a complicated ball which he was unable to put back into the court.

Monfils 6-2, 1-0 Seyboth Wild

The first break point is superbly saved with a long line forehand while advancing.

Monfils 6-2, 1-0 Seyboth Wild

New fault from Monfils, who finds himself with three break points against him.

Monfils 6-2, 1-0 Seyboth Wild

Two unforced errors from Monfils, who finds himself at 0-30.

Monfils 6-2, 1-0 Seyboth Wild

BREAK FOR MONFILS! Another backhand from Seyboth Wild that goes straight into the net. Entrance break, like in the first set.

Monfils 6-2, 0-0 Seyboth Wild

Big direct error on the backhand after an exchange of around fifteen strikes. Break point for Monfils from the start of this second set.

Monfils 6-2, 0-0 Seyboth Wild

A big forehand from Seyboth Wild, then a tricky rebound which deceives the Brazilian. 30-30, he has almost no easy service game.

Monfils 6-2, 0-0 Seyboth Wild

Another superb point from Monfils, who walks Seyboth Wild and finishes on the fly in two stages. 15-15.

Monfils 6-2 Seyboth Wild

MONFILS TAKES THE FIRST SET! With a winning uncrossed forehand to finish, the Frenchman for the moment martyrs Seyboth Wild, who does not see the light of day. 6-2.

Monfils 5-2 Seyboth Wild

Winning service from Monfils, who gets a set point.

Monfils 5-2 Seyboth Wild

Beautiful sequence from Monfils, outside service and cross forehand. 30-30.

Monfils 5-2 Seyboth Wild

11th direct error from Seyboth Wild on a second ball from Monfils. The Frenchman has only made 3 unforced errors since the start of the match. 15-15.

Monfils 5-2 Seyboth Wild

Double break for Monfils. The Frenchman plays long and pushes Seyboth Wild into another net error. 5-2 for Monfils, who will be used to win the first set.

Monfils 4-2 Seyboth Wild

Monfils responds to Seyboth Wild with a forehand. He is also capable of delivering big strikes. The Brazilian continues with a double fault, Monfils advantage.

Monfils 4-2 Seyboth Wild

Good forehand winner from Seyboth Wild. As soon as Monfils gives him a short ball, it pays off. 30-15.

Monfils 4-2 Seyboth Wild

WHAT A POINT OF MONFILS! He resisted the attacks of Seyboth Wild who did everything to outflank the Frenchman. But Monfils gave it all back and came to finish at the net with an exceptional passing shot. 15-15.

Monfils 4-2 Seyboth Wild

Easy counterattack from Monfils, who concludes the game and therefore maintains his lead.

Monfils 3-2 Seyboth Wild

The net band does not let Seyboth Wild’s forehand pass. 40-15, Monfils is not in danger and will look for the Brazilian’s backhand a lot, much less dangerous.

Monfils 3-2 Seyboth Wild

Two unforced errors from the Brazilian, again. There are 7 of them, compared to just one for Monfils. 30-0.

Monfils 3-2 Seyboth Wild

Nice series of winning services from Seyboth Wild, who returns to 3-2 with a shutout.

Monfils 3-1 Seyboth Wild

Monfils loses the first very big point of this match. After a lot of shots, the Frenchman is brought to the net, he tries a small ball along the line but it stays in the corridor. 15-0.

Monfils 3-1 Seyboth Wild

Monfils ends the game with two winning shots and continues to lead the race. Good start to the match from the Frenchman, against an opponent not yet completely in it.

Monfils 2-1 Seyboth Wild

The Brazilian reacts and scores his first game, with a beautiful forehand to finish.

Monfils 2-0 Seyboth Wild

Big forehand duel. Monfils wins the point, Seyboth Wild breaks and takes the ball out. 30-15.

Monfils 2-0 Seyboth Wild

Nice volley from the Brazilian, who finally gets a winning point. 15-0.

Monfils 2-0 Seyboth Wild

Break very easily confirmed by Monfils. Seyboth Wild is not there at the start of the match, he makes too many unforced errors.

Monfils 1-0 Seyboth Wild

Monfils starts his service game well, 30-0.

Monfils 1-0 Seyboth Wild

Two double faults, two unforced errors, the Brazilian gives this first game to Gaël Monfils, who breaks from the start.

Monfils 0-0 Seyboth Wild

The Brazilian is serving and immediately tries to get on his backhand. The first one is not in the court, he finishes in the hallway. He then makes a double fault. 15-30.

Players enter the court

They will finalize their warm-up, while Monfils was warmly applauded by the French public.

Monfils played in a night session last year

He then put on a show and beat Sebastian Baez in five sets and almost four hours of play. Behind, injured, he had to forfeit the next round against Holger Rune.

Monfils is struggling on earth this season

While he is having a big year, with a semi-final in Doha and a round of 16 in Indian Wells, Gaël Monfils has had more difficulties on clay. In four tournaments (Estoril, Monte-Carlo, Madrid and Rome), he only passed two rounds and often lost against players lower ranked than him.

Start of the match in a few dozen minutes

Gaël Monfils enters the Roland-Garros tournament in a night session, this Monday against the Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wild, who beat Daniil Medvedev last year on Parisian clay.

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