Gael Monfils: 'I speak with Elina Svitolina about my game plan'

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Gael Monfils: 'I speak with Elina Svitolina about my game plan'

In an interview to L'Equipe Gael Monfils spoke about his romantic relationship with Elina Svitolina. They were at the ATP Finals in London where Monfils was the second alternate in the year-end tournament. Monfils said: "We have two different backgrounds and points of view but the good thing is that we make an effort to have just one.

As high-level athletes, we have a different life than others, when you are with someone who is not in tennis, you do not feel comfortable because we need to have a life where we have to be more selfish, have the same goals, just be calm in your room.

When you are dating someone who is outside tennis, she wants to have a drink in New York, which is normal. But we are calm and just watch Netflix. The day before a match i will be a bit tense, I will speak about my game plan with her, obviously time by the time we give advice to each other.

When we warm-up, she tells me if I will be good or not." Speaking on Amazon Prime the former world No. 4 Greg Rusedski commented on Roger Federer's ATP Finals semis loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas. The British pundit said: "There was the expectation.

All of a sudden he played that magical match against Novak Djokovic, played his best match ever and everybody is saying 'Roger Federer is going to win the title' There is pressure put on you and the older you get, to deal with pressure becomes difficult.

There is nobody who's played ever as well as Roger Federer at 38. [But] he's human and the breakpoint chances were the key, the big points. One for 12 for Federer, Tsitsipas was three for four and that was a huge difference."