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The Latest: Man who beat Nadal loses to Monfils in Open QFs


AP
4:19 p.m. EDT September 6, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):

4:17 p.m.

Gael Monfils reached his first Grand Slam semifinal since 2008 with a straight-set victory at the U.S. Open over 24th-seeded Lucas Pouille, who upset Rafael Nadal a round earlier.

The 10th-seeded Monfils beat Pouille 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in an all-French quarterfinal Tuesday.

Monfils had lost six consecutive major quarterfinals since reaching his only previous semifinal, 8½ years ago at the French Open.

But the entertaining Monfils has been playing the best tennis of his career lately, winning all 15 sets he’s played at Flushing Meadows during this tournament.

Pouille, meanwhile, ran out of steam. He never had won a U.S. Open match until last week and his 4-hour-plus win against Nadal on Sunday was his third five-setter in a row.

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1:40 p.m.

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