GAEL MONFILS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Top seed Monfils and No. 2 Tsonga into Open 13 quarterfinals

MARSEILLE, France (AP) Top-seeded Gael Monfils and No. 2 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals of the Open 13 on Thursday. Monfils beat Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 6-1, 6-4 in less than an hour, and the Frenchman next faces countryman Richard Gasquet, who is seeded sixth. Tsonga, who won the World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam last weekend for his...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

France captain snubs Monfils for Davis Cup match in Japan

PARIS (AP) France Davis Cup captain Yannick Noah has left Gael Monfils out of his squad to play against Japan in the first round of the Davis Cup. Noah is reproaching the country's top player for a perceived lack of investment, hinting that Monfils is giving priority to his personal goals. Noah's decision is the latest development in the shaky relationship between the former...
Via Associated Press
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Gael Monfils responds to John McEnroe, critics after loss to Novak Djokovic

Gael Monfils responded to his critics like John McEnroe after losing to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the US Open on Friday. Monfils lost in four sets 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 and got off to a bad start at 0-5 in the first set. That led Monfils to try a different strategy, which resulted in commentator John McEnroe calling him out on ESPN for tanking. Here is an example of what...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Frenchmen Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Thrive At Roland Garros

PARIS — Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators. An entertainer at heart, Monfils pounded his chest with his right fist repeatedly and, after hugging opponent Diego Schwartzman at the net, used his right shoe to etch a...
Via NESN.com
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vika Sings Happy Birthday To Monfils

Victoria Azarenka singing Happy birthday Gael. :) @Gael_Monfils @vika7 https://t.co/u1M73qC1D6— Kishore Sharma (@KishoreRF) September 2, 2014 Victoria Azarenka got a little bit excited after her third set win over Aleksandra Krunic. Clearly ridiculously happy, Vika encouraged the crowd to sing Happy Birthday to Gael Monfils, who she called her best friend. I've got to be honest...
Via Onthegotennis
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Gael Monfils Flies Through The Air Like A Catamount Crossed With An Eagle

Gael Monfils' diving shot against Jan-Lennard Struff at the French Open looked like something only Superman could pull off.
Via Gamedayr
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gael Monfils goes airborne in attempt to save shot

Gael Monfils advanced to the third round of the French Open with his straight-sets win over Jan-Lennard Struff on Thursday afternoon.  At one point during the match, the 27-year-old, literally went flying in an attempt to return a shot. The 23-seeded Monfils plays the 14-seed Fabio Fognini in the third round. GIF below via Ben Rothenberg: […] The post This Photo Of Gael Monfils...
Via Diehardsport
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Epic French Open Tennis Dance-Off Between Gael Monfils, Laurent Lokoli

Gael Monfils and Laurent Lokoli busted a move in an epic French Open tennis dance-off on Saturday. Here's video of the battle.
Via Gamedayr
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Monfils tops Kyrgios as France routs Australia 5-0

Gael Monfils completed France's 5-0 rout of Australia in the first round of the Davis Cup by defeating Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (5), 6-4 Sunday. Monfils dropped serve twice but broke Kyrgios three times, after Julien Benneteau cruised past Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-4, 6-1 in Sunday's first reverse singles match. Benneteau broke Kokkinakis four times and did not face a single break point, hitting...
Via Associated Press
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Monfils withdraws from Heineken Open

Gael Monfils has withdrawn from next week's Heineken Open ATP tennis tournament in Auckland, citing fatigue. The 31-ranked Frenchman, who was to be the tournaments seventh seed, told organizers Sunday he would be unable to play after losing to Rafael Nadal in three sets in the final of the Qatar Open. Fourth-seeded South African Kevin Anderson is also an uncertain starter after...
Via Associated Press
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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