Showing posts with label Gael Monfils. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gael Monfils. Show all posts

Friday, September 9, 2016

Monfils trying to reach the US Open final for the first time

Monfils trying to reach the US Open final for the first time

Gael Monfils reached the semis of the US Open for the first time but he wants more.

The Frenchman will face Novak Djokovic today for a place in the final but his record againt the wolrd number 1 is 0-12.

Would you bet on Monfils to take this win?

Monfils is a real showman, along the tournament he has collided with a courtside clock that came close to falling on top of him, he celebrated his birthday by playing a game of "boules" on rain-lashed practice courts.

"I play tennis because I have fun. I play tennis because I love the sport. If not, I wouldn't wake up every morning and train, because most people think that jumping or doing trick shots is gifted. Yes, it's gifted, but it's also a lot of work."

Nole has won two Grand Slams this year and is the number one by far. He should be the fresher, having completed just two full matches in five rounds but he is carefull about his opponent.

"Gael's one of the few players that I will definitely pay a ticket to watch," said Djokovic.

"He seems more focused at this time of his career and I am definitely expecting a tough battle."


Monday, August 29, 2016

Gael Monfils Interview US Open Day 1 - First Round

Gael Monfils Interview US Open Day 1 - First Round

Monday, August 29, 2016

G. MONFILS def G. Muller 6-4, 6-2, 7-6
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. So when you crashed into the wall, did you think you had hit it that hard?

GAEL MONFILS: Ah, no. When you are in the moment you don't feel really anything. Just jump. I saw was a wall, but it was quite lucky.

Q. How surprised were you when it kind of came over?

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Video: Monfils Shares Key To Raonic Upset In Toronto 2016

Video: Monfils Shares Key To Raonic Upset In Toronto 2016

Gael Monfils shares the key to his quarter-final win over Milos Raonic at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

Video: Monfils Sprints, Screeches and Hits A Winner Past Raonic Toronto 2016

Video: Monfils Sprints, Screeches and Hits A Winner Past Raonic Toronto 2016

Gael Monfils sprints to the ball, screeches with his shoes and blasts a winner past Milos Raonic during their quarter-final match at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Video: Monfils Gives Sousa The Runaround Toronto 2016

Video: Monfils Gives Sousa The Runaround Toronto 2016

It was a cat-and-mouse game between Gael Monfils and Joao Sousa during their Rogers Cup first-round match... but who wins the point?

Video: Monfils Advances To The Second Round Toronto 2016

Video: Monfils Advances To The Second Round Toronto 2016

Gael Monfils explains how he adapts to changing conditions, having come off a title win at the Citi Open on Sunday to beat Joao Sousa in the Rogers Cup first round Tuesday in Toronto.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Video: Monfils vs Karlovic Final Highlights Washington 2016

Video: Monfils vs Karlovic Final Highlights Washington 2016

Gael Monfils tops Ivo Karlovic in the Citi Open final.





Photo: Getty Images.

Video: Monfils Beats Karlovic For Title At Washington 2016

Video: Monfils Beats Karlovic For Title At Washington 2016

Gael Monfils reflects on beating Ivo Karlovic in the Citi Open final to capture his first ATP World Tour 500-level crown.

Video: Monfils Makes Pristine Shot For Championship Point Washington 2016

Video: Monfils Makes Pristine Shot For Championship Point Washington 2016

In the Washington, D.C. heat, Gael Monfils puts some heat on a backhand that gets him to championship point against Ivo Karlovic at the Citi Open.





Photo: Citi Open.

Monfils beats Karlovic to take Citi Open title

Monfils beats Karlovic to take Citi Open title

Gael Monfils saved a match point to beat Ivo Karlovic 5-7, 7-6(6), 6-4 and claim the 2016 Citi Open title.

Monfils takes home 500 ATP Rankings points and $348,200 in prize money.

"It's a real pleasure for me," Monfils said during the trophy presentation. "When I first came, I saw big names like Arthur Ashe and Yannick Noah and I said 'I want to have my name next to them'. They have been big inspirations for me. Every time I come here, the crowd has been really great to me and amazing."

Video: Human Highlight Is Back Monfils Karlovic Highlights Washington 2016

Video: Human Highlight Is Back Monfils Karlovic Highlights Washington 2016

Ivo Karlovic and Gael Monfils won on Saturday to move into the Citi Open final.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Video: Monfils Discusses Reaching Washington SF 2016

Video: Monfils Discusses Reaching Washington SF 2016

Gael Monfils discusses reaching the Citi Open semi-finals for the third time in as many appearances.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Nadal overcomes Monfils to win 9th Monte Carlo Masters title

Nadal overcomes Monfils to win 9th Monte Carlo Masters title

Rafael Nadal overcame a sloppy performance on his serve to beat Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-7, 6-0 on Sunday and win the Monte Carlo Masters for the ninth time.

This was the Spaniard's first tournament win in Monte Carlo since winning the last of his eight straight titles there in 2012. It is also the record-equaling 28th Masters title for Nadal, bringing him alongside top-ranked Novak Djokovic.

Nadal sank to his knees after sealing victory with a brilliant forehand winner. It took him 2 hours, 46 minutes to finally see off Monfils, who had never won a set against Nadal on clay and lost 11 of their 13 previous matches.

"You just have to accept he's a bit better." Monfils said. "He increased his intensity and changed the way he was playing."

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Gael Monfils Interview - Australian Open Day 10

Gael Monfils Interview - Australian Open Day 10

Milos Raonic def Gael Monfils 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4

Q. What are your thoughts on that match?
GAEL MONFILS: It was a tough one because I think Milos really serve good. Not even only first serve, but in second serve as well. I think his second serve was very hard to return, and today was very hard for me to pick a good corner to make him actually play one more shot.

Then after, as I say, he improve a lot from the baseline, hitting big both sides. Even the backhand. You know, sometime couple shank, but have pretty good ones, lines, in the big moments.

Was very frustrating because just for break every time on each set. I feel that I been a little bit maybe over-rushing some time my serve, my second serve. Should maybe serve half speed, and the first serve to put the ball in a good placement to have a chance to play at the baseline.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Video: Rafa Nadal at Fast4 Tennis exhibition

Video: Rafa Nadal at Fast4 Tennis exhibition

Last Monday, Rafael Nadal, Gael Monfils, Lleyton Hewitt, Nick Kyrgios, Mats Wilander and Pat Cash were part of the Fast4 Tennis exhibition in Sydney ...


Friday, April 17, 2015

Five to follow at the French Open

Five to follow at the French Open

The clay-court season is now firmly up and running on the European circuit as attention and focus will naturally start to build towards the French Open at Roland Garros at the end of May.

Nine-time winner Rafael Nadal will be spearheading the charge to win the second Grand Slam of 2015, but there will be plenty of challengers determined to topple the undisputed King of Clay.

Betfair may have Nadal and Djokovic at 6/4 and 3/2 to win, respectively, when this article was created, but if they land in the same half of the draw, then there will be some value to be had in the other half.

Here, we take a look at five players, naturally including Nadal and Djokovic, who are going to be worth following at Roland Garros.


RAFAEL NADAL



With a mind-boggling 10th French Open title the target for Nadal, he remains the man to beat at Roland Garros, despite his various troubles since winning for a fifth successive year in 2014.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Monfils upsets Federer in Monte Carlo

Monfils upsets Federer in Monte Carlo

Gael Monfils defeated Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6(5)at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters to reach the quarter-finals where he will play Grigor Dimitrov, who earlier beat defending champion Stan Wawrinka, 6-1, 6-2.

Monfils took the lead in the match and even Federer tried to fight back, the Frenchman reeled off four straight points down 3-5 in the tie-break to clinch the victory in one hour and 44 minutes.

"I'm surprised I was able to increase my power so quickly," said Monfils. "I played solid and I played better than yesterday. I was able to hit hard from the baseline; to be aggressive. I'm very pleased with the match."

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Photos: Australian Open 2015 Day 2

PPhotos: Australian Open 2015 Day 2 - Djokovic, Wawrinka, Raonic and Nishikori

Enjoy some pictures of Lleyton Hewitt, Gael Monfils, Lucas Pouille, Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori from day 2 at the 2015 Australian Open...

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Agassi asks Monfils for a photo

Agassi asks Monfils for a photo

Isn't it great??? Andre Agassi asked Gael Monfils for a picture together for his son :):):)


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Friday, September 5, 2014

Federer survives Monfils at US Open

Federer survives Monfils at US Open

Roger Federer needed exactly one minute to win the first game. It seemed an indication of how the night would go: Surely, he'd march through this quarterfinal meeting with the ever-athletic but spacey Gael Monfils.

The crowd expected this narrative. Many journalists had been predicting it all day. With a 7-2 advantage in previous meetings, Federer seemed confident. But if that was how it was supposed to go, no one told Monfils.

Monfils brought everything he could muster, pushing Federer to the brink before losing in a thrilling five-set match. Monfils won five points on five chances at the net in the first set and his serve hit 132 mph en route to taking the set 6-4. In the second, he only improved.