Gael Monfils has enjoyed a good season. He won the ATP title at Rotterdam this year and is currently ranked 11th on the rankings. The 33-year-old seems to be regaining the form that saw him ranked in the top ten in 2016. The French player has credited his good performances to his girlfriend Elina Svitolina.
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Monfils and Svitolina announced they were dating at the beginning of the year. The two tennis players are constantly seen cheering for one another in the player’s box. The men’s world No. 11 has said that the relationship has proved to be beneficial for them even on the tennis court. The two share tips and knowledge about the game. He revealed that it is easy for them to understand each other because they know how they both react on the court. The Frenchman said that they advise each other on different aspects of the game, which has led to the improvement of their performances this year.
Monfils, Svitolina and their results
The couple has been in good form this year. Monfils reached the quarterfinals of this year’s US Open. At the Coupe Rogers tournament in Montreal, the 33-year-old was defeated in the semi-finals by Rafael Nadal. Svitolina has also had a good 2019. She is currently ranked number 3 on the rankings. The Ukrainian reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon and the US Open. She had another semi-final appearance at the Indian Wells. She has won 13 singles titles in her career. The current world number three celebrated her 25th birthday on September 12th. Her boyfriend posted a lovely message on his Instagram. In the post, Gael wished her a happy birthday and said she had changed his life in more ways than she could know.
Both players are currently playing on the Asian swing of their respective tours. Monfils competed at the Zhuhai Open, losing to Albert Ramos in the quarterfinals. Svitolina played at the Wuhan Open and lost in the quarterfinals to Alison Riske. The couple will get a chance to link up in the China Open in Beijing. Elina advanced to the second round of the tournament by defeating Anastasija Sevastova. She will face Wang Yafan who she lost to at the Miami Open this year. The Frenchman will face John Isner in his next match at the China Open. The couple will hope to qualify for the ATP finals and WTA finals later in the year.
Gael Monfils’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.11, Gael played his last match on the 27th of September when he surrendered to Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-5 6-4 in the quarter in Zhuhai.
This year the French Player has a 31-13 win-loss record. The French Player clinched 1 title in Rotterdam.
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