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Read & Watch: Monfils Takes Out Tsonga In Antwerp

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Sixth seed Gael Monfils, per usual, enjoyed himself while tying up his FedEx ATP Head2Head series (4-4) with countryman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday at the European Open in Antwerp. Monfils beat Tsonga for the fourth time 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals at the ATP World Tour 250-level tournament. He also entertained the fans with his usual array of incredible hot shots, including this leaping tweener:
Watch Hot Shot: Monfils’ Leaping Tweener In Antwerp

On the more serious side of things, the 32-year-old Monfils hit 11 aces and saved six of seven break points against Tsonga, who was playing in only his second tournament since undergoing left knee surgery on 3 April. Monfils will next meet Canadian Vasek Pospisil.
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Top seed Kyle Edmund breezed past Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-0, 6-2 in 56 minutes to set up a quarter-final matchup against Belarusian qualifier Ilya Ivashka, who beat Italian lucky loser Salvatore Caruso 6-3, 6-7(8), 7-5 in two hours, 30 minutes.
Second seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina knocked out Edmund’s countryman Cameron Norrie 7-6(1), 6-7(3), 7-5 and will next meet France’s Gilles Simon.
Source: ATP World Tour

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