Speaking at the Paris Masters, Gael Monfils had said: "I will not say that I'm relieved, but I'm exhausted.
Sometimes I feel that you act as if I were a robot. I keep on practicing, on improving myself. I know that this month was tough, because I didn't play very well. I was lacking in self-esteem. I needed to have more confidence. And I kept on working hard, trying to play well. I had a few words already on my season, my coach was happy."