Thanasi Kokkinakis' fairytale tally is over, beaten 7-5, 6-0 by Gael Monfils successful the Adelaide International semifinals.
The injury-prone South Australian prima looked weary aft playing immoderate demanding matches portion 35-year-old Monfils was caller arsenic a daisy aft overmuch easier wins.
But if you're going to lose, suffer to your idol, arsenic assemblage favourite Monfils is to Kokkinakis.
The brace were each smiles arsenic they embraced astatine the net.
Monfils volition play Russian Karen Khachanov successful the final.
"Karen is simply a large striker, I volition person to person a large work crippled and marque him tally a small bit. Just beryllium tough," Monfils said.