Gael Monfils is out of the 2011 US Open after being knocked off by Juan Carlos Ferrero in the second-round. Monfils was the seventh-seed, but struggled throughout, dropping the first, fourth and fifth sets in a lengthy battle he ended up losing.
After Ferrero took the first set in a tiebreak, 7-6 (7-5), Monfils bounced back, sweeping the next two sets, 7-5 and 7-6 (7-5), to momentarily seize control of the match. It didn't last long, however, as Ferrero finished strong en route to the upset win.
Where the first three sets were back-and-forth, grueling battles, the fourth and fifth were all Ferrero, as he finished each with a 6-4 set win to take home victory. With the loss, Monfils is two-and-done at the US Open, while Ferrero moves forward and lives to fight another day.