21 Facts About Monfils

1. As of the 2015 French Open, Monfils shares coach Jan De Witt with fellow countryman Gilles Simon.

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2. In 2011, Monfils parted ways with Rasheed and announced that his fitness coach, Patrick Chamagne would take the reins as his new full-time coach.

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3. In round one, Monfils completed a significant comeback to beat Horacio Zeballos, saving one match point in the process with a booming forehand.

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4. In the Davis Cup final held in Lille, Monfils won the 2nd match against beat Roger Federer in straight sets.

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5. At the 2012 Australian Open, Monfils progressed to the third round before bowing out to Mikhail Kukushkin in five sets.

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6. At the French Open, Monfils defeated seventh seed David Ferrer in five sets to reach the quarterfinals.

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7. At the Open de Sud, Monfils won his third tournament, defeating Ivan Ljubicic in three sets.

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8. At the Australian Open, Monfils lost in the round of 32 to John Isner in four sets.

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9. At the Japan Open, Monfils reached the semifinal stage, losing to eventual champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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10. In the third round, Monfils beat Jurgen Melzer in four sets.

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11. In the Australian Open, Monfils lost to fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon in the fourth round, retiring due to a wrist injury.

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12. In the Thailand Open, Monfils reached the semifinals, losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in two sets.

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13. At the US Open, Monfils lost in the fourth round to Mardy Fish in straight sets, after having previously, defeated former world No 3 David Nalbandian, in straight sets.

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14. At the French Open, Monfils reached a semifinals berth for the first time at any Grand Slam, becoming the first Frenchman to reach the semifinals since 2001.

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15. In July, Monfils made it to the semifinals of the 2007 Legg Mason Tennis Classic, before losing to American John Isner in three tiebreaks.

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16. At Wimbledon, Monfils reached the third round without dropping a set, where he lost to Nikolay Davydenko, the sixth seed, in straight sets.

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17. At the Australian Open, Monfils lost to his compatriot Richard Gasquet in the third round in four sets.

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18. In doubles, Monfils reached the final at France No 7.

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19. In 2002, Monfils finished 24th at the Dutch Junior Open and won the German Junior Open.

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20. Gael Monfils is forced to pull out of the China Open and the Shanghai Masters with a knee injury.

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21. Gael Monfils set to play Auckland for first time since 2013.

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