I must be just about the only person on the planet who is actually happy with this result, but in the second battle of the French Musketeers this week, Gael Monfils took out Jo Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 2-6 6-4 to advance to the final in Montpellier. There he will face Ivan Ljubicic who defeated Montanes 6-3 7-6 in the other semi. Will be interesting to see if Gael can finish this thing off now. He has such a dreadful record in finals, so weâ€™ll see what happens.
Touched on this a couple of months ago, but it really is good to see Gael finishing the year well. He has been pretty solid (bar a few results) in the second half of the season. If he can finish well in Paris (where he is defending finals points), heâ€™ll set himself up well for a possible run to the top ten in 2011.