Monfils suffers finals setback in Valencia
Gael Monfils suffered a setback in his bid to qualify for this month's World Tour finals when the third seed was upset 7-6 3-6 6-4 by unseeded Spaniard Marcel Granollers in the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open.
The Frenchman must now win next week's Paris Masters, where he has twice finished runner-up, to have a chance of securing one of three remaining places in the eight-man, season-ending competition at London's O2 Arena.
Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro, the sixth seed, boosted his London hopes by beating unseeded American Sam Querrey 6-2 7-5.
The 2009 US Open champion, who will play Granollers for a place in Sunday's Valencia final, looks to be getting back to something near his best after more than eight months out last year with a wrist injury.