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By AP NEWS
February 21, 2015

MARSEILLE, France (AP) -- Local favorite Gael Monfils maintained his perfect record against fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the final of the Open 13 with an easy 6-4, 6-2 win on Saturday.

The seventh-seeded Frenchman, who also beat the Spaniard in the second round last week in Rotterdam, put Bautista Agut under pressure with excellent return games, and converted four of his five break points.

Monfils also hit nine aces to extend his record against Bautista Agut to 3-0.

Monfils, who has decided against playing for France against Germany in the first round of the Davis Cup next month to reduce his schedule, has yet to lose a set.

He will be chasing his first title since winning in Montpellier last year, against either fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon or Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky.

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