He went 14–6 in Futures and 3–5 in Challengers in 2004. 26 Sébastien Grosjean) and captured his first ATP title, while reaching two additional finals.In doubles, Monfils reached the final at France No. He reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and the quarterfinals at the French Open (with Ouanna). In the first six months, he won Challenger titles in Besançon, defeating Christophe Rochus, and Tunis (defeating Santoro), and also reached the fourth round at the Miami Masters (losing to Dominik Hrbatý) and a Grand Slam best third round appearance at Wimbledon (losing to Mario Ančić).Before, in April, Monfils was seen supporting Cibulkova at the Fed Cup tie between the Slovak Republic and Uzbekistan which took place in Bratislava.The 19-year-old Cibulkova is not the first tennis player Monfils has been linked to, before the cute Slovakian there was Frenchwoman Alize Cornet.
He has reached at least one tour-level final and scored at least one win against a Top 10 player every year since 2005 as well. This included a showing in the doubles final at Spain No. In junior events, he was a semifinalist at Orange Bowl (losing to Marcos Baghdatis) and USTA International Winter Championships (losing to Rieschick). In 2004, the French teenager finished as the world's No.He was the runner-up at the Australian Hardcourt Junior Championships (losing to Zverev) and was 31–2 in junior events.In April, he reached his first career Futures final at Italy No. A week later, he won his first Futures title at Great Britain No. He reached the quarterfinals of the Grenoble Challenger.PARIS -- France will be without its two best players when it faces Japan in the first round of Davis Cup after captain Yannick Noah left Gael Monfils out of his squad and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was granted leave for family reasons.Noah is reproaching the country's top player for a perceived lack of investment, hinting that the sixth-ranked Monfils is giving priority to his personal goals. 3-5 series to stay with his wife, who is expecting their first child.