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HALLE, Germany -- Gael Monfils beat fifth-seeded Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Gerry Weber Open on Tuesday, the latest step in the Frenchmans comeback from a knee injury. In the upset of the day, Mirza Basic of Bosnia, a lucky loser from qualifying playing his first main-draw match on the ATP Tour, downed seventh-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (5). The 21-year-old Basic earned a match point with a drop volley and won the match when Janowicz reached another drop shot but sent it back long. Basic was playing only because Philipp Petzschner withdrew with a shoulder injury. "They only told me at noon that I would be playing. I was a little scared, I was a little nervous, I was playing a big server on grass, on centre court," Basic said. Monfils broke Raonic for 2-1 in the first set and never looked back. The Frenchman also went up a break at the start of the second set. Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., put some pressure on Monfils in the final game, but Monfils hit a drop shot followed by a lob, and served out the match with an ace. Once ranked as high as No. 7 in the world, Monfils missed several months in 2012 because of a right-knee injury that also cut his season short. He was ranked No. 119 a month ago, but has jumped to No. 67 this week. Monfils wasted four match points in losing to Tommy Robredo in the third round of the French Open. "I am just happy to be on court, enjoying every second," said Monfils, who joked with line officials during the match and threw his racket while trying to reach a smash from Raonic. Monfils said adjusting to grass from clay in Paris was not easy. "Its very hard for my movement," Monfils said, adding that hed rather lose a point than risk re-injuring his knee. "I am more mature after what I went through last year. Ive grown up. I try to do simple things." In other first-round matches, sixth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany cruised past Carlos Berlocq of Argentina 6-3, 6-1, Ernests Gulbis of Latvia beat Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, Leonardo Mayer of Argentina defeated German wild card Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (4), 6-4 and Jurgen Melzer of Austria outlasted qualifier Riccardo Ghedin of Italy 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4. Basic played four matches on grass as a junior at Wimbledon six years ago, and none again until three rounds in qualifying in Halle. He was No. 5 in junior ranks but the transition to the pro tour has been slow -- he is ranked No. 240. Basic began playing tennis in his native Sarajevo "because there was nothing else to do, it was after the war and everything was destroyed." Splitting time between Sarajevo and a tennis academy in Brussels, Basic plays league tennis in various countries while he tries to stay afloat financially. Basic took a 3-1 lead in the final set, but was broken back immediately by the 22nd-ranked Janowicz, who finished with 16 aces. "I didnt think I would lose my serve so easily so I lost some confidence. I was trying to hold my serve and wait for the tiebreaker, I knew that was my chance," said Basic, who served 10 aces. Puma Basket Heart Sko . -- Sergey Tolchinksy scored his second goal of the game 3:56 into overtime as the Sault Ste. Rihanna Puma Creepers Norge . Varlamov made 33 saves and Ryan OReilly had a goal and scored in the shootout as the Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Thursday night. . Vaives lawyer Trevor Whiffen claims the former 50-goal man wasnt provided with a copy of the claim beforehand and that he would not have agreed to the allegations made against the NHL had he been asked to review its contents. Puma Basket Heart Patent .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Rihanna Puma Norge . Fernandez, coached in Toronto by former two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser, scored 267.11 points and is the first champion to successfully defend since Russias Evgeny Plushenko in 2005 and 2006.The ATP World Tour Finals produced exhilarating tennis and memorable moments. Andy Murray walked away with the title, but all the players contributed.Here, we look back on the 10 best points of the tournament… Lessons from the O2 We pick out the key conclusions from an action-packed week 10. Milos Raonic (v Novak Djokovic)Djokovic somehow returned a serve, a forehand and two smashes in this one brilliant exhibition of defensive tennis, but he eventually succumbed when Raonic beat him with a third smash.9. Kei Nishikori (v Andy Murray)Nishikori looked poised to save a set point when he lined up a routine smash, but he directed it straight at Murray, who managed to turn his return into a lob. Nishikori had to back-pedal to reach it, and this time unleashed an un-returnable smash. Kei Nishikori played some epic points against Andy Murray 8. Novak Djokovic (v Milos Raonic)Djokovic and Raonic exchanged 19 powerful strokes from the baseline in a key point of their second-set tie break and it seemed only an error would decide matters. Djokovic then charged to the net and looked to have been beaten by a low Raonic passing shot, but the Serb scooped out a deft half-volley at his feet that his opponent was unable to return.7. Gael Monfils (v Dominic Thiem)Monfils had it all to do when he was dragged to the net by a Thiem forehand that clipped the cord, and his situation worsened when the Austrian then sent him scampering back his baseline with a lob. However, Monfils caught up with the ball and hit a forehand winner on the swivel. Sky Sports Black Friday sale Upgrade to Sky Sports now and get 12 months half price! 6. Kei Nishikori (v Andy Murray)Nishikori looked a beaten man when Murray was powering down huge forehands, but the Japanese managed to stay in the point and then decisively turned defence into attack with a forehand winner.dddddddddddd5. Novak Djokovic (v Milos Raonic)Djokovic and Raonic were neck and neck at 5-5 in their second-set tie break when Raonic charged to the net. He managed to return Djokovics first attempt at a passing shot, but the Serb then prevailed with an inch-perfect lob that just evaded a fully stretched Raonic and landed safely in. Novak Djokovic shared some memorable points with Milos Raonic 4. Andy Murray (v Kei Nishikori)Murray appeared to be on the verge of losing the opening set when he under-hit an attempted lob and Nishikori lined up what looked guaranteed to be a volleyed winner. Nishikori made perfect contact and found what should have been a winning angle, but Murray anticipated the direction to a tee and turned a defensive backhand into a winner.3. Gael Monfils (v Milos Raonic)Monfils is arguably the most entertaining player on tour and proved why with a no-look backhand drop shot that a scrambling Raonic could only return into the net. Murray was pushed to the limit by Nishikori 2. David Goffin (v Novak Djokovic)Djokovic was dragging a beleaguered Goffin all over the court and it looked like he had won the point when he landed what looked like a perfect drop shot at the net. However, Goffin hit the afterburners and not only reached the ball, but also managed to lob Djokovic and land it bang on the line.1. Andy Murray (v Milos Raonic)Murray looked like he would be caught out when he rushed the net 10 shots into a rally and found a Raonic backhand heading straight for his feet, but the world No 1 showed deft footwork and an even defter touch to half-volley the ball narrowly over the net and just out of reach of his opponent.Upgrade to Sky Sports now and get 12 months half price. Hurry, offer ends December 4. 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