Monfils loses, Ferrer advances at Qatar Open (Yahoo! Sports)
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Gael Monfils’ comeback from injury took a hit Thursday when he lost to German qualifier Daniel Brands 6-1, 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open.
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