Monfils rallies to reach final
Gael Monfils rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the first set to defeat Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-6 (13/11) 6-3 and reach the final of the ATP Winston-Salem Open.
The Frenchman lost his serve twice in the early stages of his clash against the 10th-seeded Ukrainian and then needed medical treatment for a problem with his left hip.
However, he overcame both the injury and the deficit to battle back and force a tie-break, one the 15th seed eventually secured on the 24th point.
The second set was much more straightforward for the world no 43, two breaks of serve seeing him over the finishing line after one hour and 38 minutes on court at the Wake Forest Tennis Center.
Monfils will next face the winner of Friday's second semi-final between sixth-seeded American Sam Querrey and Austria's Jurgen Melzer, who is ranked ninth at the tournament.