Ultimately, the French won the tie 2-1 with Benoit Paire getting another point for his team.
However, what caught the public eye was Monfils going all out to win the match. The French star gave his all to claim every point possible. His incredible athleticism was visible in one of the rallies of the match posted by Monfils himself on his official twitter account.
What Did Gael Monfils Do In This Incredible Rally?
After winning the first set 6-4, Monfils was tied at 4-4 with Garin in the second set with the latter serving. In what seemed like a pretty easy point for Christian Garin, Monfils snatched it from under his nose.
A strong shot by Monfils saw a deft return by Garin. Monfils looked completely out of the picture. However, the French star sprinted towards the ball and literally dug into the blue court to get the ball and earn the point.
2020 🙅🏾♂️™️ pic.twitter.com/hE6FaZRWw7
— Gael Monfils (@Gael_Monfils) January 4, 2020
Tennis fans around the world were thoroughly impressed by this supreme effort of Monfils as an awestruck audience gasped in wonder. The commitment shown by the players for each point was indeed commendable.
What Is Next For Monfils And Team France?
Gael Monfils and Team France face a much tougher challenge in the next match against Team Serbia. Monfils will square off against the World No 2 Novak Djokovic in the clash of the aces.
Finally, the French will face off against the South African team. Gael Monfils has his task cut out to lead the French Team to victory and his first match performance will certainly increase the hopes of the French fans.
Do you think Gael Monfils can lead the French team to ATP Cup victory?