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Gael Monfils holds nerve to beat Fabio Fognini in 3rd round of French Open

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PARIS - Gael Monfils of France advanced to the fourth round of the French Open by beating Fabio Fognini 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2 Saturday.

Fognini was punished with a penalty point in the fifth set after throwing his racket in frustration following a forehand that went wide. The racket landed near a ball boy.

The penalty point cost the 14th-seeded Italian the game, putting him behind 3-0.

Four years ago at Roland Garros, Fognini rallied from a two-set deficit to beat Monfils in the second round.

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