Montañés Defeated Gael Monfils for His Sixth Career Title

Albert Montañés is having a Nice weekend…

The 32-year-old Spanish tennis player defeated French wild-card entry Gael Monfils 6-0, 7-6 (3) in the final of the Nice Open on Saturday to clinch the sixth title of his career.

Albert Montañés

The match was interrupted by rain at 4-0 in the first set, but that didn’t seem to bother Montañés, who broke for a 3-1 lead in the second as he looked to cruise to victory in style.

Monfils, a former top-10 player whose 2012 season was hampered by a right knee injury, rallied to tie it at 4-4.

Montañés took a 4-1 lead in the tiebreaker and sealed the win when a backhand from Monfils sailed long.

The Nice Open is considered a warm-up tournament for the French Open.

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