Frenchman Gael Monfils commented on his victory at the start of the tournament in Dubai .
“I have new goals, a new team, new goals. So the victories are already in my pocket. Every day I try to get a little better. This season I will try to return to the Top 10. The first game was very important. I needed to shake my opponent’s confidence. In the second game I went a little on the defensive. In the third set I caught a moment in his serve. The day after the victory in Marseille, I had a plane, and the day after the match. I spent six hours on the plane, landed at two in the morning and went to the court the same day. It probably influenced the level of my game, “the ATP press service quotes Monfils.