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Gael Monfils to face Jurgen Melzer

Updated: August 23, 2013, 9:32 PM ET
Associated Press

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Former top-10 players Gael Monfils and Jurgen Melzer beat higher-ranked players Friday to advance to the Winston-Salem Open final.

Monfils, the Frenchman ranked No. 43 in the world, overcame early struggles to beat 38th-ranked Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine 7-6 (11), 6-3 in the first semifinal at the Wake Forest Tennis Center.

"It's very good for my confidence," said Monfils, who will play in his third tournament final of the season and his first ...

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