Gael Monfils has managed to qualify for the year end ATP Finals for the first time in his career. However, the Frenchman’s appearance looked in doubt as the 30 year old was forced to withdraw from the Paris Masters with an injury.
But a recent press conference held in Paris has revealed the details of the injury and Monfils claiming to be fit in time for the tour finals. Monfils has picked up chest muscle tear in Stockholm and is resting to be fit for the ATP finals.
The Frenchman also spoke about the increased commitment to the game and coaching changes which has resulted his new found consistency. It has been this consistency that has earned Monfils a career best ranking of being World No 7.
"I will be in the Finals, and I hope to be 100 percent," Monfils said. "[It] was a year of change in the way I work, the way I see the game. We want to go higher [and] already have ideas for improvements." Monfils has been a two time finalist previously in Paris and some of his most memorable shots have been made at the tournament.