If anything, Gael Monfils' 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 victory over Richard Gasquet in the fourth round of the 2010 U.S. Open Monday proves that France's elite athletes can represent their country well. Monfils hasn't done enough to erase the pitiful display the French soccer team put on this summer, but a spot in the quarterfinals in Queens is nothing to scoff at.
Monfils, a first-time quarterfinalist at the Open, broke Gasquet five times during the match. The No. 17 seed will face the winner of the Novak Djokovic/Mardy Fish clash. So far, it isn't looking good for Fish, who lost the first set 6-3.