Open Sud de France: Top seed Monfils makes quarterfinals in Montpellier
break of serve was enough for Monfils, who saved all three break points he faced. Monfils will next take on qualifier Steve Darcis of Belgium, who defeated Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-2, 7-6 (3). Third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany
Nieminen beats 8th-seeded Struff to reach 2nd round
The 33-year-old Nieminen broke his opponent's serve three times and next meets either Japan's Tatsuma Ito or Steve Darcis of Belgium. Meanwhile Kenny de Schepper, one of several Frenchmen to reach the second round, had 10 aces in a 6
Couch: Nadal one and done
Greg Couch on Rafael Nadal's stunning first-round Wimbledon upset at the hands of journeyman Steve Darcis .
WIMBLEDON 2014: Capsules on top men's players
bowed out in the second round (against 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol), then the first round (against 135th-ranked Steve Darcis ). ... Add in an opening loss on grass at Halle, Germany, this month, and Nadal takes a three-match losing streak