“Super High” – Gael Monfils Reflects on Roger Federer’s Level of Tennis Ahead of French Open 2021

Published 05/30/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
Tennis – ATP 250 – Geneva Open – Tennis Club de Geneve, Parc des Eaux-Vives, Geneva, Switzerland – May 17, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer during a training session REUTERS/Denis Balibouse


When tennis is mentioned, it is Swiss superstar Roger Federer that comes to most people’s minds first. The Basel-born player has won hearts not just amongst fans from all over the world but also the players on Tour who are fond of him. Over the years, he has managed to make himself an idol for many people, both inside and outside the pro-tennis world.

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Recently, French tennis star Gael Monfils had indulged in a practice session with the Swiss ace. Since the latter has started playing tennis on a regular basis again, the former spoke about his current form. He praised the 39-year-old player for the talent he possesses and found his level of gameplay to be improving.

Tennis – ATP 250 – Geneva Open – Tennis Club de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland – May 18, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his round of 16 match against Spain’s Pablo Andujar REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

The French tennis star spoke about Federer and stated, “His chances? He is so strong and talented that it is hard to say. We are talking about a legend. In two days, I found that his level was improving. is super high. So with more time.” (Translated via Google Translate)

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Gael Monfils and Roger Federer practiced in Geneva

The Swiss athlete was competing at the ATP 250 event in Geneva. However, he lost in the opening round and decided to practice in the Swiss city. During one of those days, Gael Monfils dropped by and the two players engaged in training sessions. 

Both players are currently now in the French capital, preparing themselves for the second Grand Slam event of the season. Roger will be visiting Roland Garros for the first time since his semifinal exit in 2019. In the previous season, Gael exited in the first round. 

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 8, 2021 France’s Gael Monfils reacts during his first round match against Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

The Swiss star will be playing his first match tomorrow against Denis Istomin. It will be his first Grand Slam match since the Australian Open 2020. On the other side, the Frenchman will be up against Albert Ramos-Vinolas in his first-round match. 

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Thank you @rogerfederer for this weekend, always a pleasure to share the court with you. You are a big inspiration on and off the court. Happy to see you back on court 🐐 pic.twitter.com/Gnbl41MNsg

— Gael Monfils (@Gael_Monfils) May 23, 2021

Monfils will receive a good amount of support since he is the local boy. Over the years, he has entertained the French public with tennis of the highest quality. It will be interesting to see how these two athletes perform at the French Open 2021

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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