The world of tennis can be exceedingly unpredictable in nature, with a highly successful season followed by a period of instability and failure in the majority of cases. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic are considered some of the greatest in the world of tennis because of their supreme consistency, and ability to churn out success consistently. However, not many take into account the supreme performances by French tennis player Gael Monfils. Monfils reached at least 1 final in 16 straight seasons from 2005 to 2020, which is certainly awe-inspiring, to say the least. This includes prestigious tournaments like the ATP Masters 1000s in 2009 Paris, 2010 Paris and 2016 Monte Carlo in an indication of his prowess. Monfils has enjoyed great success in ATP Tours with 10 titles, which includes ATP 500s in 2016 Washington, 2019 Rotterdam and 2020 Rotterdam.
The Frenchman has won 10 singles career titles over the course of his career so far. Monfils came very close to winning a grand slam in the 2008 edition of the French Open after reaching the semi-finals, going on to reach the same level in the 2016 US Open. The Frenchman’s qualification for the semi-finals in 2008, marked the instance of a player from the nation reaching the platform since 2001. Monfils was defeated by Roger Federer but certainly did his reputation no harm, with a spirited performance. The Frenchman enjoyed a fine start to the 2016 US Open, reaching the semifinals without dropping a set. He defeated prominent players like Gilles Muller, Jan Sátral, Nicolás Almagro, Marcos Baghdatis and Lucas Pouille till that stage, eventually suffering a loss against Djokovic in four sets.
Monfils used to ride a HEAD Prestige, then a Prince Rebel 95 before switching to Wilson and the H19 pro stock in 2013. This is similar to Head’s legendary PT57A, which is based on the Head Pro Tour 630.
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