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Monfils 44 35.77%
Tsonga 23 18.70%
Gasquet 43 34.96%
Simon 13 10.57%
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Who is the current best french player??

In most countries,you clearly know who is their best player (Spain,Swiss,Serbia,Sweden) but in France's case,i have to say it's really hard to know.
For a long time, i thought it was Gasquet but now i'm not so sure.
I'm clearly not a fan of Monfils's game but he perhaps might the best one after all.....

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Re: Who is the current best french player??

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Seriously, this one is very difficult. Can't say one name here.

So I'll stay with Clement.

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Tsonga is clearly the worst in that list.
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putting quality, originality and value first, Gasquet.
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I voted Monfils, which is probably biased given that he's the only one still in it (well Simon is but 2 sets down). He's ranked 9th and the others are 16th, 17th and 18th.

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My personnal ranking by surface:

CLAY:
1-Monfils
2-Gasquet
3-Simon
4-Tsonga
5-Clement

HARDCOURT
1-Tsonga
2-Simon
3-Gasquet
4-Monfils
5-Llodra

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Totally depends on surface, IMO. Tsonga is inept on clay but is best of the bunch on HC. Opposite is true of Monfils. Perhaps it is Gasquet then, as he's decent on all surfaces.

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Gasquet. Simon was pre-injury. Gael is a clown, rarely plays well outside of French soil.

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Yes France is in this special, many countries has their best player, but France has many good players, this 4 are definetely the best what France have. Each of them is former top 10 player, in Monfils case current top 10 and each of them i think can be in top 10 for longer time if they played the best, but France need someone from this guys to step one level above the others and became top 5 - i know it is extremely difficult to be top 5 in era of Roger, Nole, Rafa, Delpo, Andy, Soda but i think Monfils and Tsonga have that potential. Simon i think is good player but has no weapon-not super forehand, beckhand or serve, about Gasquet he is good, talented, but if he gets in top 10 again i can see him in that 6-10 ranking not top 5, but how i said Tsonga and Monfils have both potential if they play there maximum, both are often injured what is problem for them to be good for longer period of time and also earn enough points to ATP ranking to go much higher than other Frenchmen. Also both play with too much emotions and are not thinking enough on the court are are very vulnerable for crowd - i mean they start to play in front of crowd too emotionaly and it can cost them matches. Monfils at his best i think is elite player on clay and top 10 without problem on HC, Tsonga is maybe even top 5 on HC at his best, so if they stay injury free and will be confident- they need something like Nole had- maybe if they will win Davis cup for France will get this extra confident they can be top 10 for long time and maybe even top 5.
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about Gasquet he is good, talented, but if he gets in top 10 again i can see him in that 6-10 ranking not top 5
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Depends on what day and surface it is. Nice list yuri27, probably right on the money. I would give Tsonga a bit more credit on grass.

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Clearly Monfils. He is injured 8 months a year and is still top 10.

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