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By Alberto Amalfi | Friday, June 30, 2017

 
Gael Monfils

Gael Monfils beat Richard Gasquet in today's all-French semifinal.

Photo credit: British Tennis

The top two seeds will square off in the Eastbourne final tomorrow.

In an all-French semifinal, Gael Monfils overcame Richard Gasquet and a few tumbles to the turf, 6-2, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (4) to set up an Eastbourne final against Novak Djokovic.

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The top-seeded Djokovic cruised past Daniil Medvedev, 6-4, 6-4, in today’s first semifinal.

Djokovic is 13-0 lifetime against Monfils, including a four-set win in the US Open semifinals last September.

This will be their first meeting on grass.

“GaĆ«l, he's such a dynamic player and unpredictable,” Djokovic said. “He's got an overall game. He's got a full package, if you want to call it that way.

“He's so athletic. He has a big, big serve. Of course moves around the court very well. Plays well at the net, as well. Returns. If things come together for him and if he really wants to, you know, perform well that day, he can be really tough. I mean, he can beat anyone, especially with that serve. I mean, if he has a high percentage of first serve, and I have seen today a little bit of the match, current match, and, you know, he serves 130-plus miles regularly, first serve, that's huge. So, you know, it depends a lot on how he feels, how he serves.”

 

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