of France could face his compatriot Richard Gasquet in the 3rd round of the ATP Masters 1000 event in Shnaghai China.
Last week the Frenchman had reached the final of the ATP event in Tokyo Japan but he lost in straight sets to the world number 1 Rafael Nadal.
Just last month Monfils beat Gasquet in straight sets in the 4th round of the US Open in Flushing Meadows New York.
Monfils went on to reach the Quarter finals in New York where he lost in straight sets to the world number 2 Novak Djokovic of Serbia.
Djokovic then beat the former world number 1 and 5 time champion Roger Federer in the semi finals in 5 sets 5-7 6-1 5-7 6-2 7-5.
The Serb however was then beaten in the final by the world number 1 Rafael Nadal in 4 sets 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-2.
It was a 1st US Open title for the Spaniard.