Tennis: Monfils admirable against Sinner, he pays tribute to him

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Returning to the Rotterdam tournament this week, Gaël Monfils scored a great victory in the fight against Denis Shapovalov before falling with honors in the round of 16 against Jannik Sinner on Thursday. The Italian, brand new Grand Slam winner, had to drop a set on the way against the 37-year-old Frenchman. And he did not fail to congratulate him and send a nice message for those who dream of the Olympic Games next summer.

Unmissable personality of the circuit ATP For almost 20 years, Gaël Monfils is appreciated by everyone wherever he goes. The Frenchman is fast approaching retirement but still has the energy to shine and achieve his latest goals. At 37, he is still in a good position to compete in the Paris 2024 Olympic Gameshis last, and he had a pretty good week at Rotterdam which puts him back on the right path.

A beautiful message of hope

Author of a timid start to the 2024 season with physical difficulties Montpellier notably, Gaël Monfils delivered a good performance against Jannik Sinner by managing to take a set from the Italian (6-3 3-6 6-3). But this defeat is very encouraging and this is confirmed in the Parisian’s statements after the match. “Lost against Jannik today, he was better, no doubt. But I had fun on the court. I will remember the good moments to move forward and improve. We are not giving up” he slips.

Sinner pays tribute to Monfils

Jostled by the Frenchman on Thursday, Jannik Sinner ended up getting out of it and still continuing his journey Rotterdam. The Italian also wanted to address a few words to Gaël Monfils after the match, an example for him. “Against him, it’s never easy, I feel like we know each other a little better now, and he’s changed some things, like me. Today went as I wanted. It’s going to be very difficult when he announces his retirement. The public and the people love it. I think that’s what this sport needs. I hope he continues as long as possible and that I can share the court with him as often as possible, because he is an extraordinary player.” he confided.

A showman soon to retire

Disqualified to everyone’s surprise from an exhibition a few days ago, Gaël Monfils returned to the spotlight with much better news. The Frenchman must bravely face the coming months to succeed in securing a place for the Olympic Games. 70th in the world this week atATPwe will have to continue to achieve a few victories like the one this week to succeed in achieving this objective.

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