25 Aug 2013

Monfils and Melzer advance to Winston-Salem Open final

6:38 am on 25 August 2013

Frenchman Gael Monfils and Juergen Melzer of Austria won their semi-finals to advance to the final of the Winston-Salem Open, the last men's warm-up event before the US Open.

Monfils qualified for his 19th ATP career final with a 7-6 6-3 win over Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov while Melzer defeated American Sam Querrey 6-2 4-6 6-3.

Both men, who are chasing a fifth career title, struggled before wearing down their opponents.