Gael Monfils won in three sets to beat Stan Wawrinka 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 on Sunday and win his eighth career title at the Rotterdam Open.
“It was an unbelievable week, a pleasure,” said Monfils. “Stan is a part of this win. We’ve been talking a lot and practicing a lot. You’re my brother,” he told Wawrinka.
“This has been a good week for Stan and a good week for me. I hope we can have many more battles.”
“It was great for sure to be in the final,” Wawrinka said. “I’m pleased with the way I played in it and the way I arrived to the final. “I played four good matches here, I kept my level up all week.”
“I need to keep doing what I’ve been doing the last few months. I need to play events to gain confidence. Keeping going is the only way to get back my ranking,” said the world number 68.
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