Six sets were contested today at the BNP Parisbas Tennis Masters semifinals and amazingly five of them went to a tiebreaker! Both semifinal winners, Robin Soderling and Gael Monfils, needed third set tiebreakers to win their matches.
Soderling saved three matchpoints to beat Frenchman and serve-volley artist Michael Llodra 67, 75, 76. The local Parisian fans were not completely shut out when their showman Monfils saved five matchpoints in his thrilling 76, 67, 76 win over Roger Federer.
For the final tomorrow, Soderling has won both meetings and all four sets against Monfils. Both players are seeking their first career Tennis Masters 1000 title. This is the last week of the ATP regular season.
Gael Monfils post-match interview:
And highlights from both matches if you missed them:
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