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Gael Monfils

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Monfils
  • Pronounced: ga-EL mon-FEES
  • Age: 28 (01.09.1986)
  • Birthplace: Paris, France
  • Residence: Switzerland
  • Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
  • Weight: 177 lbs (80 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 2004
18 Singles Ranking
France

France

As of 24.11.2014
S D
Ranking Week Change W-L Titles Prize Money
2014

Current

18
1 36-15 1 $1,281,511
Career

High

7

04.07.2011

313-183 5 $8,258,893

Singles & Doubles combined

2014

Current

-
- 0-6 0 $25,043
Career

High

155

08.08.2011

19-63 0 $8,258,893

Singles & Doubles combined

Full name Gael Sebastien Monfils...Nicknamed "Lamonf"...His father, Rufin, a former soccer player, comes from island of Guadeloupe...He is an agent for France Telecom...His mother, Sylvette, comes from island of Martinique and is a nurse...Also has one younger brother, Daryl, who partnered Gael at 2012 Montpellier...Considers Arthur Ashe to be his favourite player...Off court walks around with his iPod listening to music, in particular R&B...If he didn’t play tennis he would play basketball...Fan of NBA team Detroit Pistons and favourite basketball player is Carmelo Anthony.

Finished as world's No. 1 junior in 2004 with titles at Australian Open (d. Ouanna), Roland Garros (d. Kuznetsov) and Wimbledon (d. Kasiri)...Did not drop a set in Australia and lost only one set each in Paris and Wimbledon...In 2003, was runner-up at Orange Bowl (l. to Baghdatis) and USTA Winter International Championships (l. to Rieschick)...Best friends are countrymen and former juniors Josselin Ouana, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Paterne Mamata...Named ATP Newcomer of Year in 2005.

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