Tennis: Monfils Carries Winning Momentum Into Toronto

Tennis: Monfils carries winning momentum into Toronto

TORONTO, Canada, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 27th july,2016) - Gael Monfils followed up his first tournament title in more than two years by barrelling into the second round of the Toronto Masters on Tuesday. The flamboyant Frenchman, seeded 10th and fresh off his triumph in Washington, defeated Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-3, 6-3. He's hoping this week to improve on his best Canadian result, a quarter-final run in 2011. Monfils, who defeated big-serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic in the final in Washington on Sunday, said conditions are changed in Toronto.

"I think the court is slower here.

It's for sure less humidity and a little bit colder," he said. "The balls are flying more. It's quite a big change, actually. "I've put in good work with my team. What I try to do is keep working with them and then see the results later," said Monfils.

"I like to think when I'm in my top game and with consistency, I can beat a lot of players at the top." Monfils notched his 30th match win of the season to open his campaign at the tournament that is the last before the Rio Olympics.