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Monfils sees improvements in his grass-court game

Monfils sees improvements in his grass-court game

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by Dzevad Mesic

French tennis player Gael Monfils has concluded the 2017 grass-court season in good spirits. The 30-year-old came close to winning his first title on grass but fell just short. Serbia's Novak Djokovic outclassed the Frenchman in the Aegon International Eastbourne final to take the main glory.

Monfils' other results include a third-round showing at Wimbledon and a round one slip at Halle's Gery Webber Open. The world number 13 considers clay to be his favorite surface. ''I left London with the feeling that I have improved on the grass but, at the same time, I'm fully aware of what I need to work on in the future,'' Monfils said.

Monfils will be featuring next week's clay-court event Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag before he turns his focus to the US hard-court swing. The French plans to defend his title at the Citi Open, Washington, July 31 - August 6.

The rest of his schedule includes the Masters 1000 events of Montreal and Cincinnati as well as the US Open. ''I've always liked this part of the year and I'm hoping to get some good results,'' Monfils confessed.

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