Gael Monfils is in no mood to retire anytime soon. Additionally, the 34-year old Frenchman wants to play as much tennis as possible. He said that if everything goes well, he would love to continue playing the game till 40.
However, he has also announced that he would not be participating in any tournament this year. But he has hinted that he might play till Olympics 2024. He would be 38 by then. The current world number eleven said, “I want to play until the age of 40, but at least until the age of 38 to compete in the Olympic Games in Paris’2024.”
Besides, he also talked about Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic. Comparing with them, he said, “I think I can do it if I can find a suitable schedule for myself as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic do.”
The Frenchman believes that if he can do the above thing, he will have beautiful times to look forward to. He assured him that he would enjoy his time on the tennis court for some years to come.
“The Quarantine Killed Me”- Gael Monfils
Talking about 2020, the year began well for Gael Monfils. However, the Frenchman has not been able to add any title to his name. Additionally, his form also dipped down a bit after the return of the game. The 34-year old accepted that pandemic was severe for him.
Gael Monfils added. “The quarantine killed me. I returned without confidence and made many wrong decisions. I went into a negative spiral, and things went very badly. I am not 100% mentally, and I was discouraged by that.”
However, Monfils will strongly return to the tennis court and has a lot to show that there is still life left in the former world number six. However, this would no be an easy task, with the top 10 players playing their best.