Monfils got his first win at Millennium Estoril Open
On his debut at Clube de Ténis do Estoril, Gael Monfils made it to the quarter-finals after beating Reilly Opelka 3-6, 6-3 and 6-0.
Only a few seats remained empty at Estádio Millennium to see one of the most charismatic players in the circuit. On his first appearance since withdrawing before Indian Wells quarter-finals by mid-March, Monfils didn't start quite well losing the first set, but ended up surpassing the north american giant, regardless of the windy weather.
Reilly Opelka, on the other hand, felt much more trouble handling the situation, while also facing a noticeable back pain - that also pushed him to withdraw in the doubles variant. The frenchman made his comeback, delighting the crowd.
The french artist reaches his fifth quarter-finals this season and sets up a meeting with the winner of the match between Chardy and Fokina.