Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.
- 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.
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