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Nadal, Djokovic ranked 1-2 going into Australian Open

Nadal, Djokovic ranked 1-2 going into Australian Open

LONDON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal and three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic will be ranked 1-2 when the seedings and draws are determined for the 2014 Australian Open.
Nadal wins Qatar Open, notches 61st ATP title

Nadal wins Qatar Open, notches 61st ATP title

DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal defeated Gael Monfils in three sets Saturday at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, collecting his 61st ATP championship.
Nadal, Monfils claim spots in Qatar Open final

Nadal, Monfils claim spots in Qatar Open final

DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal overcame a first-set loss Friday in gaining a spot in the finals of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open.
Nadal gets by Gulbis, reaches semifinals in Qatar

Nadal gets by Gulbis, reaches semifinals in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Rafael Nadal out-battled Ernests Gulbis for a 7-5, 6-4 win Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open tennis tournament.
Ferrer, Murray fall in Qatar Open upsets

Ferrer, Murray fall in Qatar Open upsets

DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Top 10 players David Ferrer, Andy Murray and Richard Gasquet were all beaten Wednesday in second-round action of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open.
Karlovic beats Berdych at Qatar Open

Karlovic beats Berdych at Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- World No. 7-ranked Tomas Berdych was ousted by Ivo Karlovic in straight sets Monday at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open tennis tournament without dropping his serve.
Tsonga beaten in Paris, will miss out on London

Tsonga beaten in Paris, will miss out on London

PARIS, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saw his hopes of qualifying for the ATP Tour Finals end Tuesday with an upset loss at the Paris Masters.
Kohlschreiber beats No. 2 seed at Valencia Open

Kohlschreiber beats No. 2 seed at Valencia Open

VALENCIA, Spain, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Philipp Kohlschreiber ousted No. 2-seeded Tommy Haas in three sets Wednesday at the ATP's Valencia Open in Spain
Stepanek wins in three sets at ATP stop in Austria

Stepanek wins in three sets at ATP stop in Austria

VIENNA, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Radek Stepanek battled Lukas Lacko for more than 2 1/2 hours before winning a third-set tiebreaker and advancing at the ATP's Erste Bank Open in Austria.
Djokovic needs third set to get to Shanghai Masters semis

Djokovic needs third set to get to Shanghai Masters semis

SHANGHAI, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Defending champion Novak Djokovic was pushed to three sets Friday before earning a spot in the semifinals of the Shanghai Rolex Masters tennis tournament.
Upsets take out high seeds at ATP's Shanghai Masters

Upsets take out high seeds at ATP's Shanghai Masters

SHANGHAI, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Florian Mayer, Nicolas Almagro and Gael Monfils pulled off upsets of Top Five seeded players Thursday in third-round matches at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
Djokovic loses just two games in Shanghai Masters match

Djokovic loses just two games in Shanghai Masters match

SHANGHAI, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic, in his first match since officially losing the world No. 1 ranking, dropped just two games Wednesday in a rout at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
Tsonga among early winners at Japan Open

Tsonga among early winners at Japan Open

TOKYO, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated French countryman Gael Monfils in a first-round match Monday at the Rakuten Japan Open tennis tournament.
Nadal reaches third round at U.S. Open

Nadal reaches third round at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Rafael Nadal coasted into the third round of the U.S. Open Thursday, joining Roger Federer, David Ferrer and John Isner.
Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer advance with first-round U.S. Open wins

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer advance with first-round U.S. Open wins

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, seeking his sixth U.S. Open title, each eased into the second round in Day 2 play at the New York event.
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Gael Monfils
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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Gael Monfils."
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