Monfils, a former world number 7 and four time ATP tournament winner, has signed a multi-year contract and will begin wearing ASICS footwear and apparel from the beginning of the 2013 tennis season.
Gaël is usually described as a baseline player who uses his placement on the court and his solid play to beat his opposition. His serve is strong (reaching up to 140mph) however, it is his ability to go from defense to offense quickly which can take his opponents by surprise and win him crucial shots. Indeed, he is renowned for his high jumps, athletic pace and high risk strategy to return winning shots. And when he does win, Monfils often treats his crowds to a unique victory dance.
Monfils, will start his tennis season in ASICS apparel and footwear from January 2013 at the Australian open.
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His latest knee injury forced him to withdraw from the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships in October 2012, however despite injuries and set backs Gaël has emphasized the importance of staying positive.
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Gaël Monfils said:
“2013 is going to be a fresh start in my tennis career and I am looking forward to beginning the season wearing ASICS footwear and apparel. With the help and support of a world class brand like ASICS, I am confident I will make it back to the top of the game and be challenging for titles this year.”
Alongside Sam Stosur Monfils will be involved in the development of future ASICS tennis collections providing input on the requirements of top-level players and giving feedback to the design teams to constantly improve the ASICS collections.
ASICS Global President and CEO Motoi Oyama said: “Gaël Monfils is an outstanding player with great athletism, an attractive playing style and a determination that reflects ASICS’ own ambition to become the number one brand in tennis. We have a long history of innovation in tennis footwear and apparel and we are glad to have added a global tennis star who will bring worldwide exposure for our brand and our tennis expertise.”
About Gaël Monfils Born: September 1, 1986, Bobigny
Height: 1.93 m
Weight: 80 kg
Turned pro: 2004