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France leads Germany 2-0 in Davis Cup

France leads Germany 2-0 in Davis Cup

STUTTGART, Germany, July 8 (UPI) -- Richard Gasquet staged a huge comeback and Gael Monfils took a straight-set win Friday in putting France up 2-0 in a best-of-five Davis Cup series with Germany.
Gasquet, Monfils get French Davis Cup call

Gasquet, Monfils get French Davis Cup call

STUTTGART, Germany, July 7 (UPI) -- France's Richard Gasquet will go against German Florian Mayer in the opener of a Davis Cup quarterfinal Friday in Germany.
Two Germans make Gerry Weber semifinals

Two Germans make Gerry Weber semifinals

HALLE, Germany, June 10 (UPI) -- Unseeded Germans Philipp Kohlschreiber and Philipp Petzschner claimed semifinals berths Friday in the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Germany.
Hewitt moves into Halle quarterfinals

Hewitt moves into Halle quarterfinals

HALLE, Germany, June 9 (UPI) -- Defending champion Lleyton Hewitt has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Germany.

Berdych needs three sets to win in Germany

HALLE, Germany, June 7 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Tomas Berdych was pushed to a third set Tuesday before escaping with a first-round win at the Gerry Weber Open in Germany.
Federer returns to French Open semis

Federer returns to French Open semis

PARIS, May 31 (UPI) -- Roger Federer advanced to his sixth French Open semifinals berth with a straight-set victory Tuesday over Gael Monfils.
Monfils among Madrid upset victims

Monfils among Madrid upset victims

MADRID, May 3 (UPI) -- No. 6-seeded David Ferrer won a seesaw match but ninth-seeded Gael Monfils was ousted Wednesday in second-round play at the Madrid Open tennis tournament.

Monfils in, Fish out in Madrid 1st round

MADRID, May 2 (UPI) -- Ninth-seeded Gael Monfils of France advanced but No. 11 American Mardy Fish fell in an upset Monday in first-round action at the Madrid Open.
Nadal glides into Barcelona quarters

Nadal glides into Barcelona quarters

BARCELONA, Spain, April 21 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal sailed into the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open tennis tournament with a straight-set victory Thursday.
Monfils, Almagro advance in Barcelona

Monfils, Almagro advance in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain, April 19 (UPI) -- Gael Monfils and Nicolas Almagro claimed tight victories Tuesday in second-round play of the Barcelona Open tennis tournament in Spain.

Verdasco, Monfils reach San Jose semis

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Fernando Verdasco and Gael Monfils, the event's top two seeds, both earned semifinal berths Friday at the SAP Open in California.

Top seeds advance in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Top seeds Fernando Verdasco and Gael Monfils made it safely past the first round Wednesday at the SAP Open.
Federer heads to Australian Open 4th round

Federer heads to Australian Open 4th round

MELBOURNE, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- World No. 2 Roger Federer rolled through a straight-set victory Friday in third-round play at the Australian Open.
Serbia, France tied at 1-1 in Davis Cup

Serbia, France tied at 1-1 in Davis Cup

BELGRADE, Serbia, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Singles wins by France's Gael Monfils and Serbia's Novak Djokovic Friday left the two countries tied at 1-1 in the Davis Cup final.

Monfils, Tipsarevic begin Davis Cup final

BELGRADE, Serbia, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The 2010 Davis Cup final round will begin Friday in Serbia with a match between Gael Monfils of France and Serbian Janko Tipsarevic.
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Frenchman Gael Monfils pauses during his French Open quarterfinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland at Roland Garros in Paris on June 3, 2009. Federer defeated Monfils 7-6, 6-2, 6-4. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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Gaël Sébastien Monfils (French pronunciation: ) (born 1 September 1986) is a French professional tennis player. As of 2011 he was the highest-ranked French tennis player, ranked 7th in the world ATP rankings. He was the runner-up at the Paris Masters in 2009 and 2010 and a semi-finalist at the 2008 French Open.

In 2002, Monfils finished as 24th at the Dutch Junior Open. In the same year, he won the German Junior Open (defeating Bayer). Monfils ended the year ranked the 4th junior in the world. He also represented France in the junior Davis Cup.

Monfils got off to a positive start in 2003 as earned his first career ATP point at the France Futures No.13 by reaching the second round. He also reached the second round at France #14, Egypt #2, and Spain #28. In that year, he played a total of nine Futures events. This included a showing in the doubles final at Spain #27. In junior events, he was the runner-up at Orange Bowl (losing to Marcos Baghdatis) and USTA International Winter Championships (losing to Sebastian Rieschick). He reached the quarter-final of the Australian Open juniors tournament (losing to Florin Mergea) and won the doubles title at the Victorian Junior Championships (with Josselin Ouanna). He was number 21 in junior rankings at the end of the year.

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