Great match and great performance from Monfils. Countless moments of magic from Federer, but also far too many errors from the world No 1.
I hope this proves to be a turning point for Monfils, a real breakthrough.
Monfils and his good friend Tsonga have provided much of the excitement for the first two slams of the year. The challenge for both (hugely talented) Frenchmen is to use their runs as platforms for future success.
I have a hunch that of the two Tsonga is better equipped to move to
the next level. Let's hope Monfils proves me wrong.
You can read the excellent BBC Federer v Monfils as it happened here