Gael Monfils scripts history as he becomes the oldest player in the history of the BNP Paribas Nordic Open to win a title ever. The 37-year-old won the title on Sunday in Stockholm after defeating Pavel Kotov in three sets. The score of the final match was 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 in favor of the experienced French player.
After winning this title, he has won 12 ATP Tour-level titles as of October 2023. He was trailing in the second set but showed great athleticism and hunger to come back into the game and clinch the title. The game lasted two hours and thirty-five minutes and tested the endurance of both athletes. Also read: Breaking: Ben Shelton Wins his First ATP Tour title at Japan Open
The French tennis player was ranked 140th before entering the tour, as he missed half a season due to injuries. This win will ensure his upgradation in the official ATP Singles rankings as of October 2023. Apart from this, he has won 11 more titles and has earned around $21,663,981 in career prize money.
Gael Monfils’ energetic and powerful display has showcased his form to his fans. En route to the title, he defeated players like Marton Fucsovics (2-6,6-2,7-5), Filip Misolic (6-3,6-4), Adrian Mannarino (7-5,7-6), and Laslo Djere (7-5, 6-2). Related: Rafael Nadal Announces Comeback at Australian Open 2024
In the upcoming days, Gael Monfils will be competing at the ATP 500 Erste Bank Vienna Open. He will face Daniel Altmaier of Germany in the round of 32 of the Vienna Open on Tuesday. With his excellent display in Stockholm, his fans would be hoping to see good results in the upcoming tournaments as well.