ATP Lyon: Gael Monfils hits one of the best shots of the season!
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 1808
Gael Monfils always manages to put on a show. Despite his now 36 year-old, the French tennis player still enjoys an incredible athletic explosiveness, which has made him capable of crazy plays over the years. The Parisian, returning after a long period of inactivity, made himself the protagonist of an extraordinary shot.
The setting is that of the 250cc tournament in Lyon, where Gael hopes to score useful points for a miraculous qualification to the Roland Garros. The current number 386, in the first round match against the Argentinian Pedro Cachin, played an incredible volley on a lob attempt by his opponent, who struggled quite a bit to keep the ball in the field, then making it a game as boys the next point for Monfils.
The crowd obviously welcomed this point with great enthusiasm, which represents one of the trademarks of the former top ten. Monfils then came out defeated in three sets from the battle with Cachin.
In the hours just before the match, Monfils had declared that he wanted to be among the top 100 in the ranking and win a match at the Olympics: "Hello everyone, I hope you are all well.
AIRTIME ð±@Gael_Monfils pulling out all the tricks...
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It's been a while since I last registered. I took some time for myself and had the opportunity to spend quality moments with my family. I'm giving my all to get my fitness back and I know it won't be an easy journey. It will take time and I am willing to be patient and persistent," said the former number 6 in the world, through his social channels.
During Game, Set and Talk, Monfils put a stop to the comparisons between the protagonists of the new generation and the big three: "We always want to compare the incomparable. Nadal, Djokovic and Federer are not champions.
These guys are legends. People forget it. If we could achieve their same results, we too would be legends”, clarified the 36-year-old transalpine, who lived the period of the three champions to the fullest.