Gael Monfils shares conversations with Elina Svitolina about tennis

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Gael Monfils shares conversations with Elina Svitolina about tennis

Gael Monfils spoke about his romantic relationship with Elina Svitolina is improving their tennis. The Frenchman said: "We both help. I help her, she helps me. We have the knowledge to play tennis for ages, so we just give some tips, advice.

And, yeah, pretty much some times we have some tennis talk, you know, it's easier for both of us to understand each other because we know exactly what we feel on the court, the situation. I mean, it's always easier to advise than to do it, so sometimes it's nice to have someone that would a hundred percent understand what you actually are doing on the court and what you are feeling, so I think that's why both we are helping each other."

On his loss to Albert Ramos, Monfils added: "It was tough for me to breathe today a little bit. It's a heavy condition here, so it was a little bit tough for me to get my breath back, so that's why I was a bit struggling.

And I was worried about that and I talked to the doctor for help. Because it's the end of the season, so every match is very important. And I tried to fight with what I had today and obviously it was not enough, so I'm quite disappointed."

Asked what are his impressions with the Zhuhai tournament, Monfils replied: "To be honest I didn't see too much, but the city it looks very nice and actually with brand new buildings. I like it because I think it's kind of cool.

And the facility here is amazing. I think the center court is very nice, needs more air, but it's a very nice structure. And the court, the outside court, it's great. So the facilities are very, very good."