Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils Announce Unfortunate News About Their Relationship

Published 02/20/2021, 1:25 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 12: Tennis players Gael Monfils and girlfriend Elina Svitolina look on from the crowd during the singles match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Matteo Berrettini of Italy during Day Three of the Nitto ATP Finals at The O2 Arena on November 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


In these turbulent times, Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils have announced shocking news about their relationship. The two tennis stars have been together since 2019 and were one of the famous tennis couples of recent times.

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In an Instagram story, both Svitolina and Monfils announced that they have decided to take a break in their relationship. It is unclear if it’s a break-up or a short break.

“Gael Monfils and I decided to take a break in our relationship. The decision was incredibly difficult because we still have love for each other.”

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The exact reason isn’t mentioned in their stories, but one key detail is that they wanted space and time and thus have separated.

What could have caused the split between Gael Monfils and Elina Svitolina?

This decision might have been fueled by Monfils’ poor on-court performances. Monfils is on a six-match losing streak, and after his early exit from the Australian Open 2021, the Frenchmen couldn’t hold back his tears in the press conference.

“I would like to get out of this nightmare, but I can’t. Don’t shoot me, I’m asking for mercy. I work like a butcher, but I have zero confidence. I do not feel well,” an emotional Monfils had said.

But as Elina Svitolina progressed further in the Grand Slam, she had acknowledged her boyfriend’s troubled state and sent her support. After her first-round victory at Aussie Open, she wrote ‘Gael with a heart’ on the TV camera lens.

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Both the players have had on-court troubles and lack of form in recent times. Svitolina, despite being seeded as high as fifth, didn’t produce the desired results as expected of her.

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During their relationship, Svitolina and Monfils had given fans several hilarious moments with their joint Instagram profile ‘G.E.M.S life’. Let’s hope the two continue being friends and entertain us for years to come.

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Bhavishya Mittal

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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