Born: 09.01.1986 | Paris, France
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)
Weight: 177 lbs. (80 kg)
Plays: Right-handed, Two-handed backhand
Turned Pro: 2004
Monfils is described as a baseliner who uses placement and consistency to beat his opponents. Well known for his athleticism and his court coverage, regularly using slides to retrieve balls, even on hard courts. His ability to go from defense to offense quickly can take his opponents by surprise. Monfils occasionally demonstrates that he is capable of generating tremendous pace on his groundstrokes off both wings, especially his forehand that can reach 120 mph. He has a reputation for showmanship and high-risk shotmaking throughout his career. Despite his showmanship, he is one of the most humble players on tour and showed great sportsmanship throughout his career, as evident in his interviews and on-court actions.
Monfils possesses a strong, accurate serve capable of reaching mid-140s (mph), although his main focus is on consistency and placement, sometimes at the expense of power. He reached a career-high world No. 7 singles ranking on 2011. His career highlights include two Grand Slam semifinals at the 2008 French Open and 2016 US Open; and three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals at the Paris Masters in 2009 and 2010 and in the 2016 Monte-Carlo Masters.