Qatar Open: Monfils sets up clash with teenager Mensik in semi-finals

Gael Monfils defeated Ugo Humbert 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday evening. He’ll face Jakub Mensik in the next round

Gael Monfils Doha 2024 Imago / Panoramic
Qatar ExxonMobil Open •Quarter-final • completed
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Wildcard Gael Monfils advanced to the semi-finals of the Qatar Open by winning against No 3 seed and fellow Frenchman Ugo Humbert 6-2, 6-4 at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha on Thursday evening.

Monfils, ranked No 68, will play Jakub Mensik next after the 18-year-old Czech upset top seed Andrey Rublev earlier in the day.

In the previous rounds of the Doha tournament, Gael Monfils beat Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp (6-1, 7-6 (9)) and edged out Chinese Zhizhen Zhang (4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (2)).

Humbert, ranked No 18, won against Russian Pavel Kotov (6-4, 6-1) in the previous round of the Doha tournament.

Doha ATP 250, other last eight results (Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, hard, USD 1,395,875):

  • Jakub Mensik beat Andrey Rublev (1): 6-4, 7-6 (6)
  • Karen Khachanov (2) beat Emil Ruusuvuori: 3-0 ret.
  • Alexei Popyrin beat Alexander Bublik (4): 6-4, 6-4

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