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Mary Pierce’s countryman, Gael Monfils, has defeated Milos Raonic of Canada in the first round of the ongoing Gerry Weber Open. Monfils won the match in the straight sets by 6-4, 6-2.

It was a clinical performance by Monfils. He just crushed his opponent by playing some high class tennis.

It was the second match between these two players and Monfils has won all of them.

In the post match interview, Monfils said, “I love playing in Germany. The intensity of the crowd here is just magnificent.  They make a lot of noise and they are into the contest all the time. I enjoy such kind of environment.”

Monfils had a wonderful start in the opening set. The first two games went with the serve which kept the scores levelled at 1-1.

Monfils sneaked a breakthrough in the 3rd game and then, held his serve in the 4th game to get ahead by 3-1. The Frenchman only needed to win his remaining service games after that to clinch the set and he did that without any trouble.

Monfils started in the same manner in the proceeding set as well. With a breakthrough in the first game and a serve hold in the next game, he took a lead of 2-0.

There were no breakthroughs in the next couple of games and when the 4th game ended, Monfils was leading by 3-1.

The Frenchman broke Raonic’s serve again in the 5th game and then, by serving out the next game, he enhanced his lead to 5-1.

Raonic needed to sneak a couple of breakthroughs to come back into the contest, but, the Canadian player didn’t get even one. Monfils finished off the match with a serve hold in the 8th game and moved into the next round where he will face Jan Hernych of Czech Republic.