Gael Monfils life and biography

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Gael Monfils biography

Date of birth : 1986-09-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Paris, France
Nationality : French
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-18
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, ATP tour, US Open, French Open

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Gaël Monfils is a French professional tennis player. He is currently the highest ranked French tennis player, and currently ranked #11 in the world ATP rankings. He was the runner-up at the Paris Masters in 2009 and 2010 and a semi-finalist at the 2008 French Open.

This acrobatic 6-foot-4 Frenchman reached his first Grand Slam semifinal at Roland Garros in 2008, and his first Masters final in Paris in 2009. He finished 2009 ranked a career-high No. 13. Gael Monfils was a standout junior, finishing the 2004 season ranked No. 1 in the world and winning the first three legs of the junior Grand Slam.


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
Considers Arthur Ashe to be his favorite 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 favorite basketball player is Carmelo Anthony
Best friends are countrymen and former juniors Josselin Ouana, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Paterne Mamata
Named ATP Newcomer of Year in 2005
Enjoys McDonald’s
Coached by Australian Roger Rasheed (since Toronto in July 2008).

Singles Titles:
2010: Montpellier
2009: Metz
2005: Sopot

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