Result: Gael Monfils wins on return

Gael Monfils
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Gael Monfils returns from a four-month injury absence to record an emphatic straight-sets victory over Olivier Rochus in the first round of the Moselle Open.

World number 44 Gael Monfils returned from a four-month injury absence to record a straight-sets victory over Olivier Rochus in the first round of the Moselle Open.

The Frenchman, who had not been in competitive action since May because of a knee problem, triumphed 6-3 6-2 in just 63 minutes.

He recorded 21 aces and won all 28 points behind his first serve.

Fellow Frenchman Nicolas Mahut or lucky loser Daniel Brands will provide the opposition for Monfils in round two.

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1Scotland flag Andy Murray11,540
2Serbia Novak Djokovic9,735
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,195
4Canada Milos Raonic5,080
5Japan Kei Nishikori4,730
6Spain Rafael Nadal4,115
7France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,480
8Croatia Marin Cilic3,410
9Austria Dominic Thiem3,375
10Switzerland Roger Federer3,260
11Belgium David Goffin3,245
12France Gael Monfils3,190
13Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,925
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,790
15Lucas Pouille2,261
16Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,190
17Australia Nick Kyrgios2,075
18United States Jack Sock2,060
19France Richard Gasquet1,920
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