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

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 :):):)


Via @claroopencol

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.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monfils claims Open Sud de France 2014 title

Monfils claims Open Sud de France 2014 title

Gael Monfils defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-4 to win the Open Sud de France 2014 title.

"This is unbelievable for me," said Monfils. "I had some back problems at the beginning of the week and I didn't know if I was going to be able to play, so to now be with the trophy is pretty crazy. I have been elevating my game match after match and I am extremely proud in the way I played today. I really enjoy playing here in Montpellier. I love the atmosphere there is in this arena."

He claimed €77,315 in prize money and 250 Ranking points.

"It was great to be in final here once again," said Gasquet. "I am extremely disappointed to have lost in the final, but that’s tennis. I need to congratulate Gael because he’s played unbelievable all week. I wasn’t able to read his serve, he was serving bullets all match. My only way out was to try to push him to a tie-break and wait for him to start making mistakes. But it didn’t happen."

Monday, January 6, 2014

Rafa Nadal wins Qatar 2014 title

Rafa Nadal wins Qatar 2014 title

Rafael Nadal defeated Gael Monfils 6-1 6-7(5) 6-2 to win the Qatar Open 2014 title.

After this win Nadal past Andre Agassi into eighth spot on the all-time list of ATP Tour title winners and helped him extend his lead at the top of the world rankings over Novak Djokovic who opted not to play this week.

"Every victory is important and the title today means a lot to me. It is the first time in my career that I am able to start the season with a victory. That's always important," Nadal said.

Monfils's two career wins over Nadal were in Doha in 2009 and 2012 but, apart from the second set, he was outmuscled by the Spaniard who moved smoothly on the hard court and was far too rugged.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Will Gael Monfils retire from tennis??

Will Gael Monfils retire from tennis??

What´s really going on with Gael Monfils??? His injury is so serious that his career could be already over???

Paola Suarez, professional tennis player from the WTA Tour, commented on Twitters that Monfils´ coach said the Frenchman´s match against Gilles Simon last week at the Thailand Open could have been his last professional match.

Let´s hope he can recover and keep playing.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Monfils withdraws from Olympics

Monfils withdraws from Olympics

Gael Monfils pulled out from the 2012 London Olympic Games because of a right knee injury.

Monfils was replaced by Julien Benneteau for the July 28-Aug. 5 Olympic tennis competition at Wimbledon.

He will play singles alongside Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon and Richard Gasquet.

Benneteau will also play with Gasquet in men's doubles, while Tsonga will team up with Michael Llodra.

Yesterday Rafa Nadal also withdrew from the tournament.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Monfils withdraws from Wimbledon due to injury

Monfils withdraws from Wimbledon due to injury

Gael Monfils withdrew from Wimbledon because of a knee injury.

Organizers said Wednesday that Michaella Krajicek has also pulled out, due to a viral illness.

Monfils missed the French Open last month because of a knee injury.

Novak Djokovic heads the men's seedings at Wimbledon, and Maria Sharapova tops the women's seedings for the first time.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Monfils pulls out of Roland Garros with knee injury

Monfils pulls out of Roland Garros with knee injury

Bad news for French tennis fans who were waiting to watch one of their favorite players... Gael Monfils...

Monfils announced his withdrawal from the French Open because of a right knee injury.

The Frenchman was hurt in his second-round loss to Brian Baker at the Open de Nice on Wednesday. He is expected to need three weeks to recover.

He will be replaced in the draw by a "lucky loser" - a player eliminated in the qualifying tournament.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Verdasco advances when Dolgopolov retires in Rome

Verdasco advances when Dolgopolov retires in Rome

Fernando Verdasco eased into the second round in Rome when Alexandr Dolgopolov retired with a stomach ache.

Verdasco won the first set 6-0 when Dolgopolov called for the trainer then clutched his stomach as he went over to shake Verdasco's hand and concede.

The Spanish left-hander goes onto face countryman and sixth seed David Ferrer.

Gael Monfils also advanced after defeating Alex Bogomolov Jr. 6-4, 6-1.

Monfils converted five of his 14 break point chances and won 70 per cent of points on his first serve for victory in 79 minutes.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Monfils to miss Davis Cup contest vs. US

Monfils to miss Davis Cup contest vs. US

Gael Monfils will miss France’s Davis Cup quarterfinal against the United States because of an abdominal injury.

The French tennis federation said Monday that coach Guy Forget will soon name his replacement for Monfils.

Monfils started experiencing pain during practice Sunday and an MRI test showed a lesion on his left oblique muscle. He will need to rest for 15 days.

The French team includes Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra. The U.S. or France will face the winner of the quarterfinal between Spain and Austria.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Players fall victim to stomach bug at Indian Wells

Players fall victim to stomach bug at Indian Wells

Intestinal fortitude has become a prized commodity at Indian Wells where at least six players have succumbed to what appears to be a viral infection over the past three days.

Gael Monfils pulled out of the singles draw on Sunday because of stomach problems.

Monfils was going to face Russian Nikolay Davydenko but was replaced by lucky loser Bjorn Phau.

Earlier this week, Philipp Kohlschreiber and Andreas Seppi, also pulled out after suffering from stomach bugs.

Kohlschreiber withdrew before his second match while Seppi retired during his second-round encounter.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Monfils withdraws from Memphis with knee injury

Monfils withdraws from Memphis with knee injury

Gael Monfils withdrew from the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships because of a right knee inflammation.

Monfils also withdrew from the SAP Open and said Wednesday that he plans to take a brief break from tennis. He will have an MRI on both knees when he returns home.

The Frenchman says he hopes to return for the Sony Ericsson Open beginning March 21.

Marin Cilic also has withdrawn from the Memphis tournament because of a knee injury.

Monfils pulls out of San Jose with injury

Monfils pulls out of San Jose with injury

Gael Monfils withdrew from the San Jose Open with a right knee injury.

Monfils pulled out after playing a doubles match on Tuesday. He didn't played singles as he had a bye in the opening round.

The Frenchman started to feel pain in his knee during his last tournament where he reached the final in Montpellier. He said the pain returned this week in San Jose where he also played in an exhibition match on Monday.

Monfils is expected to return to France to get a magnetic resonance imaging scan on the knee.

He will also miss next week's Regions Morgan Keegan Championship tennis tournament.

Blake Strode will replace him in San Jose. Strode will face qualifier Dimitar Kutrovsky in the second round Thursday.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Video: Monfils, Dimitrov, Harrison Charm The Ladies On Valentine's Day

Video: Monfils, Dimitrov, Harrison Charm The Ladies On Valentine's Day

Gael Monfils, Grigor Dimitrov and Ryan Harrison charm the women at the Valentine's Day Ladies' Day at the SAP Open.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Benneteau replaces hurt Monfils in Davis Cup

Benneteau replaces hurt Monfils in Davis Cup

Gael Monfils pulled out of the Davis Cup opening round with knee tendinitis and he will be replaced by Julien Benneteau.

France captain Guy Forget didn’t want to risk Monfils on the opening day against Milos Raonic.

“When you are two days away from playing a match that big and that long, you have to evaluate the chances of your players against someone like Milos who’s a really dangerous and good player,” Forget said at the draw on Thursday.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Tomas Berdych wins Open Sud de France 2012 title

Tomas Berdych wins Open Sud de France 2012 title

Tomas Berdych beat Gael Monfils 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to win the Open Sud de France 2012 title.

Berdych broke for a 5-3 lead in the final set on a double fault from Monfils, clinching victory with his 12th ace.

“It was very close in the end. I’m happy that I was able to do it,” Berdych said. “Actually, it’s even more special to beat the home player, unfortunately for the crowd.”

Berdych relied on a strong serve and deep groundstrokes to go a set up but made several unforced errors to drop the second set.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Monfils reaches Open Sud 2012 final

Monfils reaches Open Sud 2012 final

Gael Monfils beat Gilles Simon 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 to reach the final of the Open Sud de France 2012.

Monfils will play Tomas Berdych or Philipp Kohlschreiber for the title.

Gael whipped a forehand winner to break for a 2-1 lead in the first set. But Simon broke back in the sixth game with a backhand return winner.
Simon put Monfils under pressure at 5-4 and took the first set when Monfils netted a forehand.

Monfils saved eight break points in the second set, including a match point at 6-5, to force a tiebreaker. He evened the match at one set apiece on a forehand error by Simon.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Monfils Australian Open Interview Day 6 3rd Round January 21st 2012

Monfils Australian Open Interview Day 6 3rd Round January 21st 2012

M. KUKUSHKIN/G. Monfils 6‑2, 7‑5, 5‑7, 1‑6, 6‑4

Q. It was a pretty incredible match. Can you talk about the first two sets and how you were feeling?

GAËL MONFILS: Which one?

Q. The first two sets, you had some injury problems.

GAËL MONFILS: Yeah.

Q. Can you talk a little bit about the injury.

GAËL MONFILS: I had a sore back, and then that's it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gael Monfils Australian Open 2012 Day 2 Interview First Round- January 17th

Gael Monfils Australian Open 2012 Day 2 Interview First Round- January 17th

Q. Would you talk about the first set. You kind of had to work your way into the match a little bit.

GAËL MONFILS: Yeah, I mean, I think Marinko had a tough first four games, and then he get into it. Then it was really windy. It was really hard to handle it.

I think at one stage we just tried to put the ball in and see what happen. Obviously I was a bit better than him in the breaker. Then I think I played a little bit better, maybe made less mistake, and then it was easier.

Q. Were you surprised by the way he came back after you took that 40 lead?

GAËL MONFILS: Not really. I think because he put the ball in, and then I think I played like very short.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tomic beats Monfils to reach Kooyong tennis final, Nishikori upsets Tsonga

Tomic beats Monfils to reach Kooyong tennis final, Nishikori upsets Tsonga

Bernard Tomic upset Gael Monfils 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 to advance to the final of the Kooyong Classic.

Tomic will now face the winner of the match between Mardy Fish and Jurgen Melzer.

"I'm getting confidence this week for the Open and hope to carry it through," said Tomic. "We came here for a good week and that's what I'm having."

Monfils said he was troubled by a recurrent knee problem.

"I need to take care of my knee all of the time, I can hurt it with my movement," said the Frenchman. "It was also cold at the start and then hot and my knee doesn't really like that."