Novak Djokovic advanced to his seventh final after defeating Monfils, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 in 2.30hs.
On one of the hottest and most humid days of the Open so far, with near-record temperatures on court, both players struggled physically and were visited by the trainer for a variety of ailments.
Roland Garros was held on Friday.
Novak will play his first round match against no.100-ranked Yen-Hsun Lu (Chinese Taipei).
Possible opponents for the next rounds:
2nd round: Qualifiers
3rd round: Federico Delbonis (ARG, 31)
4th round: Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP, 14), Bernard Tomic (AUS, 20)
Quarter-finals: Tomas Berdych (CZE, 7), David Ferrer (ESP,
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Novak Djokovic defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-1 to reach the semi-finals of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati in 64 minutes, breaking serve four times and dropping just 12 points on serve.
"It was the best performance I had so far this week," said Djokovic. "It came at the right
Novak Djokovic suffered a tough 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 4-6 defeat Stanislas Wawrinka in Roland Garros final on Sunday.
The 28-year-old Serb was aiming to win his first French Open title and become the eighth man in history to complete the career Grand Slam.
Novak broke in the seventh game and held for
Q. Can you go through this match because there were a lot of ups and downs. You came through at the end, but it looked like a huge struggle for you.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, I did not play on the level that I intended before the match. There were parts of
Novak Djokovic advanced to his fifth Australian Open final as he fought past defending champion Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 in a dramatic contest that lasted three hours and 30 minutes.
It was their third five-setter in Australia. Last year, the Swiss won 9-7 in the fifth set
The BNP Paribas Open to be held March 9-22, 2015 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, has released its entry lists, which are highlighted by 11 former BNP Paribas Open and 12 Grand Slam Singles Champions, it was announced on January 28 by Steve Simon, tournament director.
The announcement of the
Novak Djokovic defeated Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 6-0 in 65 minutes for his second round-robin win in Group A at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday.
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Novak was broken in the very first game and fell 0-2 behind when Wawrinka consolidated the break. That was all the Swiss
Novak Djokovic talked with the press before his first match at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
“It started in China,” said Djokovic, referring to his recent run of form that included titles at the China Open and BNP Paribas Masters. “Now I’m in a good place. I’m fighting for (year-end)