Tennis: Monfils gets break-through ATP Tour title

Gael Monfils during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Tennis Center, Washington DC. Photo / Getty Images
Gael Monfils during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Tennis Center, Washington DC. Photo / Getty Images

Frenchman Gael Monfils has claimed his first ATP Tour title since February 2014 after beating veteran Ivo Karlovic in the Citi Open final in Washington.

He stopped the 37-year-old Karlovic from becoming the oldest man since 1973 to win ATP singles tournaments in consecutive weeks.

The 13th-seeded Croatian had won all 53 of his service games in the tournament prior to being broken while serving for the championship at 5-4 in the second set.

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