Gael Monfils faces a tricky first round matchup on Tuesday against Albert Montanes at the Valencia Open 500
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World No. 10 Gael Monfils enters this week’s Valencia Open 500 with ambitions of boosting his chances of qualifying for the end of season Barclay’s ATP World Tour Finals. The Frenchman should be in a positive mood ahead of this tournament, owing to his recent title success in Stockholm, where he defeated Jarkko Nieminen in the final.
Monfils will open his campaign in Valencia with a first round clash against Albert Montanes on Tuesday. Montanes hasn’t been at his best this season, but he remains a capable opponent who could cause an upset at his best. The 30 year-old is primarily a clay court player, but he might prove to be a major threat here in front of a home crowd.
Montanes heads into this matchup with a 2-0 head to head record against Monfils. The pairing have never previously met on a hard court though, which may partially explain this. Monfils should be too hot for Montanes to handle right now, and it seems likely that the athletic 25 year-old will reach the second round.
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