Frenchman Gael “La Monf” Monfils has said that he would like to continue playing till the 2024 Paris Olympics and further hopes to be able to play till he reaches the age of 40.
Monfils lost his second-round match at the US Open, eighth seed Andrey “Rublo” Rublev. The French veteran, who recently turns 37 years old, has been hampered by injuries over the past couple of seasons but that has not dampened his desire for a longer career.
During a discussion with countryman Benoit Paire and French coach Patrick Mouratoglou on the new UTS Youtube video All on the table, Monfils, married to WTA star Elina Svitolina with whom he has a daughter, Skai, said, “Whatever happens, my will is to play till the next Olympic Games in 2024. after that, I would like to play till I’m 40. That would be cool. I would like to be able to compete well till I’m 40.”
If Monfil , who turned pro in 2004 and has won 11 ATP singles titles and more than $21 million in career prize money, manages to stay healthy and injury-free, we could all be treated to some more Monfils magic over the next few years.