Sunday, August 7, 2011

My Tennis Fantasy: Monfils

Current Overall Ranking: 19th
My MVP for the Week: Gael Monfils (France) with $121,600, losing to Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic) in the final of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic

Photo via Tennis24seven

Monfils is the current French #1, ranked #7 in the world, the highest ranking of his career. He was an absolute beast on the juniors circuit, claiming three consecutive junior slam titles in 2004: Australia, Roland Garros and Wimbledon. He has yet to move beyond supporting cast status with the big boys. Could this be the year?