The 23rd world number one, Frenchman Gael Monfils, beat Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis, who occupies the 113th line of the ATP rating, with a score of 6/1, 6/7 (3), 6/2 in the quarter finals of the tournament in Dubai.
The match lasted 1 hour and 55 minutes. During this time, the 32-year-old Monfils completed seven aces, twice made a mistake when serving and sold seven break points, and the 28-year-old Berankis filed twice, made six double faults and made three breaks.
Now the score in personal meetings was 2-0 in favor of the Frenchman. In the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Monfils will cross the rackets with Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas or Pole Hubert Hurkacz.