NICE, France—France's Gael Monfils beat Spain's Pablo Andujar 7-5, 6-4 in the Nice Open on Friday to advance to the final.
A former top 10 player, Monfils was hampered last year by a right knee injury and has dropped to 109th in the rankings.
Monfils hit 17 winners to eight for Andujar to take the first set, when the Spaniard netted a backhand volley. The Frenchman then rallied from a 4-2 deficit in the second.
The French Open starts Sunday.