Following is a video of Professional Tennis Player and World No.17, Gael Monfils at training aged 11. Gael has a career high ranking of No.7 in the world.
Full name Gael Sebastien Monfils…Nicknamed “Lamonf”…His father, Rufin, a former soccer player, comes from island of Guadeloupe…He is an agent for France Telecom…His mother, Sylvette, comes from island of Martinique and is a nurse…Also has one younger brother, Daryl, who partnered Gael at 2012 Montpellier…Considers Arthur Ashe to be his favourite player…Off court walks around with his iPod listening to music, in particular R&B…If he didn’t play tennis he would play basketball…Fan of NBA team Detroit Pistons and favourite basketball player is Carmelo Anthony.
Finished as world’s No. 1 junior in 2004 with titles at Australian Open (d. Ouanna), Roland Garros (d. Kuznetsov) and Wimbledon (d. Kasiri)…Did not drop a set in Australia and lost only one set each in Paris and Wimbledon…In 2003, was runner-up at Orange Bowl (l. to Baghdatis) and USTA Winter International Championships (l. to Rieschick)…Best friends are countrymen and former juniors Josselin Ouana, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Paterne Mamata…Named ATP Newcomer of Year in 2005.