“Hard Work is Coming”: Gael Monfils Kicks-Off His Pre-Season in Spain

Published 12/06/2020, 11:30 PM EST
Gael Monfils of France celebrates victory after his Men’s Singles first round match against Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain on day two of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


The last month of the year is a perfect time for tennis players to relax as well as train. While many are already breaking a sweat, French player Gael Monfils recently arrived in Spain. Notably, the former World No. 6 made the appearance in quite a remarkable style.

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The former World No. 6 had a convincing 16-7 record in the 2020 ATP season. He won 2 singles titles in Rotterdam and Montpellier, but lost his place in the Top 10. At the 11 spot in the world, the 34-year-old will look to get ahead in the 2021 season.

Gael Monfils will begin his pre-season training in Spain

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – September 28, 2020, France’s Gael Monfils looks dejected after his first-round match against Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Since 2004, Monfils has won 10 career titles and has breached into two Grand Slam semi-finals. However, the Frenchmen couldn’t break the shackle of domination of the Big Three – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic.

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What’s incredible in Monfils’ resume is that he has been a runner-up in ATP tournaments 21 times. Additionally, he has defeated a Top 10 player and made into a singles final every year since 2005. The Frenchman will yet again woo the crowd with his calm and composed playing style next year.

For that, he has chosen the exotic country of Spain where tennis is played all year-long. Sharing a picture of him in and outside a private jet, Gael confirmed that he is headed to Spain. He wrote, “Heading to Spain for last days of 2020, hard work is coming.”

Monfils is already in action

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -: Gael Monfils of France reacts during his Men’s Singles second-round match against Marius Copil of Romania on day four of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Soon after leaving for Spain, the Frenchman found his favorite location in every country – a tennis court. From the time he turned professional, Monfils’ style and energy have not lost their edge. He shared the video of his training along with two tennis ball emoticons.

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Many of the top players are gearing up for the Australian Open 2021; however, there is still uncertainty looming over the major tournament. Considering that Monfils is preparing for the 2021 season, it can be assumed that he will play Down Under.

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Who will be among the Top 10 players that Monfils will beat next year?

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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