Gael Monfils Bio

  • 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.
Biographical information from ATP. Information might not be up to date.

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