Gael Monfils

Birth Day September 1st, 1986
Birth Place Paris
Age 37 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Virgo

Gael Sebastien Monfils famed as Gael Monfils is a French professional tennis player. On 7th November 2016, he reached a career-high ATP world No. 6 singles ranking. He has reached two Grand Slam singles semifinals and three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 singles finals. He has won 7 ATP World Tour singles titles. He was named the ATP Newcomer of the Year in 2005. He was named the ATP Newcomer of the Year in 2005. Monfils has won eight ATP World Tour singles titles and been runner-up twenty times in ATP Tour tournaments. Overall, he is a very talented tennis player. 

US Open 2019: Matteo Berrettini defeats Gael Monfils to reach first Grand Slam semi-final

Matteo Berrettini edged a thrilling five-set match against Gael Monfils to reach a first Grand Slam semi-final at the US Open. In a gripping conclusion, the 23-year-old squandered four match points but held his nerve in a dramatic tie-break. He eventually won 3-6 6-3 6-2 3-6 7-6 (7-5) in three hours and 57 minutes. The Italian will play three-time champion Rafael Nadal for a place in Sunday's final after the Spaniard beat Diego Schwartzman 6-4 7-5 6-2. "Right now I don't remember any points, just the match point," Berrettini said. "What a great fight. I think it was one of the best matches I maybe ever saw - I was playing, but I also saw. I'm really proud of myself." Monfils, 33, had gone a set and a break up as his bid to reach a first US Open semi-final since 2016 got off to the perfect start on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Initially unable to settle, Berrettini gained in confidence and battled back to win 12 of the next 16 games and move a set from victory with Monfils looking increasingly fatigued. The momentum flipped again in the fourth set as Monfils summoned the nerve to seize a fifth break point opportunity at 2-1 up - the single break of serve enough to ensure the match would go the distance. In keeping with the flow of the contest, the pair exchanged breaks early in the fifth set - but it was the Italian who appeared to have mustered a final push for victory when he broke to love for a 4-2 lead. 

Early Life of Gael

Gael Monfils was born on 1st September 1986 as Gael Sebastien Monfils in Paris, France. He was born to parents Sylvette Caresse and Rufin Monfils. His father is a former football player and his mother is a nurse. He has a younger brother named Daryl who also plays tennis. He is of French nationality and he belongs to the French-Caribbean ethnic background. Talking about his education, there are no details available. As of 2019, he celebrated his 33rd birthday. 

Body Measurements of Gael 

Monfils is a not just talented but he also has an attractive personality attracting a lot of people towards him. He has a tall height of 6 feet 4 inches or 1.93 m. He weighs around 80 kg or 176 lbs. His hair color is black and his eye color is dark brown. His other body stats has not been revealed yet but it will be added soon. Overall, he has got a healthy body with an athletic body build. 

Career of Gael 

  • Initially Gael compiled a singles win-loss record of 83-22 as a junior. 
  • He finished 24th at the Dutch Junior Open in the year 2002 and also won the German Junior Open. 
  • He was No. 21 in junior rankings in 2003. 
  • He went 14-6 in Futures and 3-5 in Challengers in 2004.
  • His first ATP title came in 2005 after he climbed 200 ranking spots captured his first ATP title.
  • He also reached two additional finals in the same year. 
  • He then reached the semifinals of the Rome Masters in 2006 but lost with eventual champion Rafael Nadal in straight sets. 
  • At the 2007 Australian Open, he lost to his compatriot Richard Gasquet in the third round in four sets.
  • He was forced to withdraw from the 2008 Australian Open due to the injury.
  • At the 2008 French Open, he reached a semifinals berth for the first time at any Grand Slam, becoming the first Frenchman to reach the semifinals since 2001.
  • In the year 2009, he reached the semifinal stage at the Japan Open.
  • But he lost in the second round at the Aegon Championships and lost to defending champion, Czech Radek Stepanek at the Brisbane International. 
  • He began his 2010 season at the Brisbane International, where he was seeded third. 
  • His next tournament was the 2010 French Open, where he had reached the quarterfinals the year before. 
  • At the 2010 US Open, he lost to Novak Djokovic in three sets in windy conditions.
  • He lost to Australian and former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt at the AAMI Kooyong Classic in the year 2011. 
  • In the same year, he defeated seventh seed David Ferrer in five sets to reach the quarterfinals at the French Open. 
  • He began 2012 reaching the final of the Qatar Open.
  • In the final, he faced Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who had received a walkover after Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament due to a back problem. Monfils proceeded to lose the final in straight sets.
  • He attempted another comeback with the beginning of the 2013 season in Doha, where he was able to reach the quarterfinals.
  • He made it to the third round of the 2013 Australian Open, but was defeated there by compatriot Gilles Simon.
  • He was once again beaten by Nadal in the third round of the 2014 Australian Open.
  • At the 2014 US Open, he reached the quarterfinals for a second time and just narrowly missed reaching his second Grand Slam semifinal when he lost to Roger Federer in five sets.
  • He played his first tournament at the 2015 Australian Open where he defeated Lucas Pouille in 5 sets in the first round before being ousted against Jerzy Janowicz in another five setter.
  • At the 2015 French Open, he defeated Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the first round and Diego Schwartzman in the second round in five sets but his best performance remains the third round match against Pablo Cuevas.
  • He started the 2016 season by entering the 2016 Australian Open where he was seeded twenty-third, Monfils took advantage of a draw which opened up in his section to reach the singles quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the first time.
  • He reached the semifinals of the 2016 Canadian Masters after dispatching 2016 Wimbledon singles finalist Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals, to set up a tie against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, to whom he lost in straight sets, ending his career-best win streak of 9 consecutive matches.
  • He was forced to withdraw from six tournaments because of various ailments and concluded his season after losing in the third round of the 2017 US Open, citing a right knee injury.
  • He won his seventh ATP World Tour singles title at the 2018 Qatar Open.
  • He had lost his previous three Qatar Open singles finals.
  • In his next tournament, the 2018 Australian Open, he lost to the No. 14 seed Novak Djokovic in four sets in the second round. 
  • He then made the semifinals of the 2018 Argentina Open, upsetting seventh seed Pablo Cuevas in the first round before being handily defeated by Dominic Thiem in the semifinals.
  • He won the eighth ATP Tour singles title of his career at the 2019 Rotterdam Open, defeating Stan Wawrinka in a three-set final.
  • At the Madrid Open, the fifteenth seeded he failed to convert two match points when he was leading 6-5 in the third and final set of his third-round match against the No. 4 seed Roger Federer; he eventually lost the match 0-6, 6-4, 6-7(3-7).

Net Worth of Gael 

Gael is a very successful tennis player and he has an estimated net worth of around $10 million as of 2019. But Monfils has not revealed his current salary. There is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is earning a considerable amount of salary from his present work. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings. 

Marital Status, Girlfriend, Dating

Gael Monfils is not married yet and he is still to get married. Currently, he is in a relationship with tennis player, Elina Svitolina. Elina conformed their relationship following her straight-set win over Viktoria Kuzmova recently. At present, the couple is living a happy life without any disturbances.

Previously he dated French tennis players Alize Cornet and Dominika Cibulkova. 

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