Gael Monfils - Paris, France
18 Singles Ranking
France France
  Age:28 (01.09.1986)
Birthplace:Paris, France
Height:6'4" (193 cm)
Weight:177 lbs (80 kg)
Turned Pro:2004
Singles Statistics as of 22.12.2014
  Ranking Week Change W-L Titles Prize Money*
2015 Current 18   - 36-15 1 $1,306,554
Career High 7 04.07.2011 313-183 5 $8,258,893 *Singles & Doubles combined
Doubles Statistics as of 22.12.2014
  Ranking Week Change W-L Titles Prize Money*
2015 Current -   - 0-6 0 $1,306,554
Career High 155 08.08.2011 19-63 0 $8,258,893 *Singles & Doubles combined
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Player Stats as of: 22.12.2014

Service Record Year-to-Date
Aces 405
Double Faults 192
1st Serve 65%
1st Serve Points Won 73%
2nd Serve Points Won 50%
Break Points Faced 276
Break Points Saved 62%
Service Games Played 599
Service Games Won 82%
Service Points Won 65%
Return Record Year-to-Date
1st Serve Return Points Won 34%
2nd Serve Return Points Won 50%
Break Points Opportunities 407
Break Points Converted 40%
Return Games Played 598
Return Games Won 27%
Return Points Won 40%
Total Points Won 52%
Year In Review


The Frenchmen started the season by finishing runner-up at Doha for the third time (also 2006 and 2012); lost to No. 1 Nadal in three-set final…Lost to World No. 1 Nadal in Australian Open 3R…

Represented France in 5-0 win over Australia in Davis Cup World Group 1R…On 9 February, captured his fifth ATP World Tour title in his 21st final, defeating his good friend and defending champion, Gasquet…Also won 2010 Montpellier title (d. Ljubicic)…Improved to 5-16 lifetime in ATP World Tour finals… 

On 10 March, failed to convert two match points versus Fognini in 75 third set loss in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells 3R…Lost to Garcia-Lopez in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami 2R…

Helped France recover from 0-2 deficit for fourth time in its history to reach Davis Cup SFs with 3-2 win over Germany; beat Gojowczyk in deciding rubber…On 9 April, withdrew ahead of Casablanca due to right ankle injury…

On 25 April, saved six match points versus Mathieu in second set TB in three-set win in Bucharest QFs…On 26 April, retired in SFs versus Dimitrov at 1-5 with right ankle injury; had rolled his ankle when walking to the court…On 29 April, withdrew from Munich due to ankle injury…On 20 May, withdrew from Nice due to a right ankle injury…

Beat Fognini in Roland Garros 4R, en route to five-set QF loss to Murray…On 21 July, pulled out of Atlanta with a right knee injury and for the same reason in Washington D.C…Lost to No. 1 Djokovic 76(2) in third set in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Toronto 2R...

Day before 28th birthday, improved to 7-4 lifetime against Gasquet in US Open 3R…Reached US Open QFs for first time since 2010; led Federer two sets to love and held two match points in four sets, but eventually lost 62 in fifth set…

Dropped to 15-4 lifetime in Metz, reaching SFs (l. to Sousa); beat Janowicz in QFs…

Represented France in Davis Cup final versus Switzerland, and defeated Federer in straight sets…Switzerland won 3-1 for its first title…Ended 2014 season with 36-15 singles match record, one title and $1,281,511 in prize money…


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, who partnered Gael at 2012 Montpellier...Considers Arthur Ashe to be his favourite 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 favourite basketball player is Carmelo Anthony.

Finished as world's No. 1 junior in 2004 with titles at Australian Open (d. Ouanna), Roland Garros (d. Kuznetsov) and Wimbledon (d. Kasiri)...Did not drop a set in Australia and lost only one set each in Paris and Wimbledon...In 2003, was runner-up at Orange Bowl (l. to Baghdatis) and USTA Winter International Championships (l. to Rieschick)...Best friends are countrymen and former juniors Josselin Ouana, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Paterne Mamata...Named ATP Newcomer of Year in 2005.

Monfils DEUCE Feature (Jan. 2010)

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