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Monfils to face Melzer for Winston-Salem title

Gael Monfils of France goes after a ball against Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine in their semi-final match on August 23, 2013 in Winston Salem, North Carolina.Gael Monfils shrugged off pain in his left hip to reach his second ATP final of the season at the Winston-Salem Open. The French 15th seed defeated 10th-seeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-6 (11/9), 6-3 to advance to the title match of this US Open tuneup, where he'll face ninth-seeded Austrian veteran Jurgen Melzer, a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 winner over sixth-seeded American Sam Querrey.