Gaël Monfils , born on September 1st, 1986 with Paris, is a player of Tennis French. His/her mother is inhabitant of Martinique and her father inhabitant of Guadeloupe. He discovers tennis at the four years age to Courneuve, in area Paris ienne.
Sporting career2002 champion of France 15/16 years
At 18 years, it cumulates the victories of junior category. It gains the championship of the world junior 2004 as well as the Small slam while being essential on the Open of Australia, with Roland Garros in Paris then with Wimbledon in England this same year. Only shade with its prize list: the US Open.
In November 2004, it appears with the eyes of the general public to the Masters Series of Paris Bercy. With great right blows, a reverse with two hands and a service devastator who can exceed 200 km/h, the player West-Indian knew to allure the public by the spontaneousness of his play. He is also a candidate in the heart and a player extraverti.
In 2005, Gaël climbs of 200 places to the classification to enter signal 50, then finishing the year as a third French behind Gasquet and Grosjean. It gains this year its first title ATP with Sopot over beaten ground.
It very extremely begins the year 2006 by reaching the finale of the tournament of Doha. Exploiting wonder all surfaces, Gaël reaches a half finale with the Masters Series of Rome and a eighth of finale in Roland Garros (beaten ground) and a quarterfinal to the Queen' S (grass) to reach on June 12th the best classification of its career: 23e.
Adopting a combative, warlike behavior (which is not without pointing out Rafael Nadal) Monfils knows a very mitigated beginning of the season. After a beautiful performance with the Open of Australia where it leaves the finalist 2006 Márcos Baghdatís, it is beaten with the forceps by its compatriot Richard Gasquet. It is then eliminated with the first turn of all the tournaments in which it takes part.
Characterized by its walkman MP3 whose ear-phones fall from its ears when it arrives on the court, Monfils has a conclusive temperament which seems to aggravate certain people but who likes others. It decides at the beginning of 2007 to do without trainer during a few months, front, in March, to be placed under the direction of Tarik Benhabiles.
It has just reached the third turn in Roland-Garros while gaining against a specialist in the beaten ground, Juan Ignacio Chela (21e with classification ATP). It is inclined however with the third turn precisely, vis-a-vis the Argentinian player David Nalbandian (18th with classification ATP), in four well hung sets. Gaël, according to the frankness that one knows to him, stated to find that “rotted” to be eliminated with the third turn from Roland-Garros. In spite of this defeat, the young French player seems to have found an unquestionable motivation since it involves in Florida under the cut of Tarik Benhabiles. Indeed, in the week preceding Roland-Garros, it had reached the final of the Open of Poertschach in Austria, eliminating with the passage two famous persons from series, the American Andy Roddick and Australian the Lleyton Hewitt. Moreover, it makes in Roland-Garros a better performance than current number 1 French, Richard Gasquet, left as of the second round…
Whereas the season on grass starts, it is eliminated with the second round by max Mirnyi with the tournament from the Queen' S, then with the first turn with the Dutch tournament of Wood-the-Duke by the Croat Ivan Ljubičić.
It takes part then in the Tournoi of Wimbledon, without profiting from a classification of head of series: it passes the first turn by drawing aside the Swedish veteran Thomas Johansson, during a match where it will have served not less than 34 aces. It eliminates with the second round the Belgian Kristof Vliegen, on the tight score of 7-5 7-6 7-6. It is finally beaten with the third turn by the Russian Nikolai Davydenko, the head of series number 6. Gaël has for the moment never exceeded the third turn in Wimbledon. After the Large British Slam, it plays the Open of Gstaad in Switzerland (beaten Ground), where it takes its revenge on Nikolaï Davydenko, by eliminating it as of the first turn. It beats then the Czech Jiri Vanek, but loses in quarterfinals against its compatriot Paul-Henri Mathieu. It connects with the Tournoi of Stuttgart. He reiterates a beautiful performance, by drawing aside as of his entry on the lists the head of series number 2 of the tournament, Tommy Robredo. He nevertheless will be dominated with the second round by Jiri Vanek, that one even as he had beaten a few days before.
- Finalist with Poertschach
Titrate into simple (1)
Lost finales (4)
In the Masters Series
Course in the tournaments of Large Slam
In mixed double
Course in the tournaments
- Card on site ATP
- complete Site on Gaël Monfils
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