Gael Monfils defeated fellow Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-3 6-4, en route to winning his fifth career title at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier.
Monfils never looked in danger of losing his service game, banging down nine aces and didn’t face a single break point during the match.
His overall dominance was further highlighted by 34 winners to top seeded Gasquet’s 17.
“This is unbelievable for me,” said Monfils. “I had some back problems at the beginning of the week and I didn’t know if I was going to be able to play.”
Monfils has had a stellar start to the season, his only two defeats of 2014 coming to World No. 1 Rafael Nadal.
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