Gael Monfils
Gael Monfils
Gael Monfils
Gael Monfils
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    • Full name is Gael Sebastien Monfils.
    • Nicknames are Lamonf and Sliderman.
    • Wife, Elina Svitolina, is a former WTA No. 3; daughter, Skai; father, Rufin, is a former football player; mother, Sylvette; brother, Daryl, is a player agent.
    • Grateful to his parents for working hard to make it possible for him to pursue pro tennis.
    • Also starred in track-and-field growing up, winningUnder-13 and Under-14 French 100-metrechampionships.
    • Considers Arthur Ashe his favourite tennis player.
    • Voted 2005 ATP Newcomer of the Year by his fellow players.
    • If he didn't play tennis, he would play basketball.
    • Fan of Detroit Pistons (NBA). Favourite basketball player is Carmelo Anthony.
    • Known for being an excellent breakdancer.
    • Missed 13Grand Slam events with a series of injuries, including right knee, right shoulder,left wrist and right foot.

    (UPDATED 22 MAY 2024)

    • Former World No. 1 junior achieved career-high No. 6 in 2016 and married former WTA No. 3 Elina Svitolina in 2021.
    • Finished the season in year-end Top 10 on two occasions - No. 7 in 2016 and No. 10 in 2019 (8 times in year-end Top 20).
    • Owns 12 ATP Tour titles, including ATP 500s at 2016 Washington, 2019 Rotterdam and 2020 Rotterdam.
    • Reached at least 1 final in 19 straight seasons (2005-23), including ATP Masters 1000s at 2009 Paris, 2010 Paris and 2016 Monte Carlo.
    • Earned 552 career victories, highlighted by biggest wins over No. 1 Nadal at 2009 Doha and No. 1 Medvedev at 2022 Indian Wells, as well as career-long win streaks of 12 matches and 25 sets in 2020.
    • Advanced to 2008 Roland Garros and 2016 US Open SFs after winning junior titles at Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2004.


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