Monfils squeezes past Kohlschreiber
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:05
The 22-year-old has reached three semi-finals this year, including his impressive run at the French Open, but had failed to reach a title game.
Frenchman Monfils took the first set with a single break of serve, only to see Kohlschreiber do the same in the second set.
Monfils then failed to serve out the match while leading 6-5 in the deciding set, but rallied to take the subsequent tie-break 7-2.
He will now face another German in the final.
Phillip Petzschner booked his first final appearance Saturday with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Spain’s Feliciano Lopez.