Former French tennis player Yannick Noah thinks Gael Monfils could do big things during the clay season. Monfils, 35, made a good start to the year as he won Adelaide in his first tournament of the season. Monfils also had a good run at the Australian Open as he made the Australian Open quarterfinal without a dropped set.
Monfils' campaign came to an end following a five-set defeat suffered to Matteo Berrettini. "If he has no breaks or injuries, Gael Monfils can have a very good year, especially on clay. He will be tough to play at Roland-Garros," Noah said during his appearance on the Super Moscato Show.
Monfils will certainly aim to do well at the French Open
Monfils hasn't given up on his dreams of winning a Grand Slam and he will be aiming to win it all at Roland Garros. "All the time in my career, I never made the good decision," Monfils said after his quarterfinal defeat in Melbourne.
"I'm fine with that. I must say I'm very fine with that, but I believe I can click once. Before I finish, I believe that once I will do it." Monfils made it clear after the Berrettini loss that he is still keeping the faith of winning a Grand Slam.
"I need one time. I don't need, you know - I won't win 20 (Grand Slams), but one time, just one time I need," Monfils added. "It's hard. It's been 20 years that I'm not doing the good thing, but who knows? This year it might click.
"(Win) important points, bring the A game... It's easy to say but inside the court, (you have to) make the good choice. "Either don't rush or you don't go for it. It's always a split second, a split second and boom, it's gone." It remains to be seen if Monfils can make a splash and win his maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open.