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Rafael Nadal vs Gael Monfils Australian Open 2017 Day 8 Live Score Match Updates

Nadal beats Monfils 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
Updated: 23 January 2017 18:42 IST - Published: 23 January 2017 07:32 IST
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And it's all over! Rafael Nadal beats Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
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And Nadal finally wins. A raucous set of cheers and he's as relieved as they are.
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Monfils now serves to stay in the set - and the match! 
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Monfils is really enjoying this - and it shows! He signals to the crowd to 'chill out', and he's quite focused now.
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Back to back ace and an extremely quick forehand winner from Monfils. Another hold to love?
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What is going on? Ideally for Nadal, he should have finished this off a set ago. Right now, there's a big attack being mounted by Monfils - who incidentally is the higher-seeded here. 
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BREAK! Monfils leads 3 games 2 up a break of serve with that whopper.
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Nadal is visibly angry here - with himself most likely. Monfils isn't out yet.
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That was an incredible rally. 32 shots in that rally. Thirty-two! And Monfils sends a beautiful cross-court forehand and it's DONE! Point taken - and he's about to break to love!
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Another leaping shot! How athletic is Monfils today? 
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A quieter game from Monfils, but a good one nevertheless. Right now, Nadal races to a love hold! 
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Nadal's up a service game in the fourth. Can he finish this off now? An almighty leap from Monfils right there - and he's about to hold his service game quickly! 
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Nadal, up two sets to 1, is still the firm favourite. 
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Monfils is celebrating as though the match is won. Not yet, Gael, not yet! 
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And that's it! Third set to Gael Monfils, 6-4! 
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Back to deuce.. but yet another ace from Monfils. Where is he pulling these from?! 224km/h. Wow.
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What a shot. And an extremely well-timed ace from Monfils! Advantage Monfils - and set point!
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Advantage Nadal - and an advantage that's frittered away with a shot straight into the net. 
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And almost immediately, Nadal's creating the opportunity to break back. But that was a wild, wide forehand. And that sends the game to deuce.
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Double fault from Nadal at the worst possible time. And then a forehand sent out wide. Dear oh dear. 
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It ain't over till it's over! It's Monfils who breaks first here - and leads 5-4! He'll now serve for the set. 
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4-4. Chugging along nicely, and given Nadal's on serve this should be easy... but wait, Monfils creating a break opportunity here..