Gael Monfils thinks he will win Grand Slam title before he retires



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Gael Monfils thinks he will win Grand Slam title before he retires

French tennis ace Gael Monfils remains hopeful that he will win a Grand Slam title before he calls it a career. The Frenchman, one of the most talented players of his generation, has never featured in a Grand Slam final. Monfils made the semi-final at the French Open in 2008 and at the US Open in 2016.

The Frenchman lost to 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer in 2008 French Open semi-final and to Serb Novak Djokovic in 2016 US Open semi-final, respectively. Former world No. 6 Monfils has only once reached the quarter-final at the Australian Open -- in 2016 -- when he was defeated by Canadian tennis ace Milos Raonic.

The 31-year-old achieved his career-best result at The All England this year as he made the last-16 at Wimbledon for the first time in his career. The Frenchman appeared to be determined and motivated to make a deep run at The Championships but couldn't beat 2017 US Open runner-up Kevin Anderson to reach the quarter-final.

"I honestly think that I'm going to win one. A Grand Slam title," Monfils told L'Equipe. Monfils, a former juniors No. 1, won an Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon juniors title. The time is running out foronce-promisinging junior as the Frenchman will be turning 32 years in September.

The Frenchman will be hoping to catch some good form during the upcoming US hard-court swing and put himself on a position to challenge for the US Open title. Also read: Dennis Novak eager to continue his improvement after Wimbledon success