US Open: Gael Monfils delighted with form

Monfils overcame Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in an all-French quarterfinal at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday. It marks just the second time the 10th seed has reached the last four at a grand slam, and first since the 2008 French Open.

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"I'm happy with my performance. I think it is never easy to play a quarterfinal against a French guy, you know. I think I handled it pretty good mentally and tennistically."

Gael Monfils is pleased with his form but insists he is still getting better after reaching the US Open semifinal.

The 10th seed overcame Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in an all-French quarterfinal at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday.

It marks just the second time Monfils has reached the last four at a grand slam, and first since the 2008 French Open.

Ahead of facing either Novak Djokovic or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Monfils said his run in New York was satisfying.

"I'm happy with my performance. I think it is never easy to play a quarterfinal against a French guy, you know," he said.

"I think I handled it pretty good mentally and tennistically. I'm happy with that and where my game is. I see new or good stuff today. Serve was a bit better.

"I have been saying I think to the French press that I could serve faster. I think I did it great today. Still moving good. I'm very happy."

It also ended a dream run for Pouille, who eliminated Rafael Nadal in thrilling fashion in the fourth round.

Pouille, 22, said his difficult passage to the last eight, which included three five-setters, took its toll.

"Of course I was a bit tired today. I played four matches, one in four sets, and then all three in five," he said.

"So, yeah, it would have been better if I played a bit less time on court. It's OK. I did my best today.

"Gael was playing very good. He's physically very fit. He's moving so well. And I think, as I said after Nadal's match, he's in very good form. Yeah, I think he was better than me today."