Player Profiles

(13) Gael Monfils

  • DOB: 01/09/1986
  • Nationality: French
  • Became Pro: 2004
  • Height: 1.93
Monfils - home favourite.

Player Profile

Monfils is arguably the host nation's leading hope to become the first French winner since Yannick Noah in 1983.

Much has been expected of Monfils over the years after he stepped into the senior ranks having been world junior number one.

However, his ATP Tour career has been beset by injuries.

When fully fit, the entertaining, all-action star is a handful for anyone, his aggressive celebrations making him a favourite with the fans - not just in his home country.

Monfils almost made the big breakthrough at Grand Slam level at Roland Garros in 2008 but went down in four sets to Roger Federer at the semi-final stage.

This year it's been a hand injury that's been the problem for 'LaMonf', but upon his return to action in Madrid recently he looked in decent enough nick before losing to Rafael Nadal.

Capable of another good run but unlikely to match Noah's memorable feat.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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