French tennis player Gael Monfils ‘ready to die’ to win a Grand Slam title

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, November 27th, 2017 | 0

His 2017 season may have ended prematurely due to an injury, but Gael Monfils is keyed up to get back on court soon.

The seasoned French tennis player had pulled out midway from his third-round match at the US Open in September due to issues with his leg. But as the new season gets closer, Monfils is hoping to make up for it.

“Next year I will play more on clay courts,” the 31-year-old was quoted as saying by ClubCall. “I might focus more on that both for my body and for my game.”

Talking about his goal, Monfils said he would ‘die’ to win a Grand Slam title – especially in front of the home fans at the French Open.

“I’ve never put the clay-court season in February as a goal, but I think this year I can. We want to play earlier on clay, to be fitter and ready for the long season in Europe,” he said.

“My goal is still to win a Slam, you know. I’m working for that and I’m ready to die for that, to win a Slam and if it can be the French it would be even better.”

Monfils’ best appearance at a Major came at the French Open in 2008 before advancing to the last-eight stage at the US Open 2016.

 

 

 

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