He thanked his physical trainer for having "kicked his ass" and forced him to come to Metz because he didn't want to at first. Boutter said the same then in his never-ending speech, he said Gaël was very uncertain until the last minute.
Thanks God he decided to play in the end!
Kohli was unlucky with the calls in the 3rd, but Gaël deserved to win on the whole, great job for him mentally to regroup after having missed the 3 SP in the first set, we've seen him crumble too many times in this situation in the past.
“I knew it was going to be tough for me arriving this morning,” said Monfils. “After the Metz final I couldn’t get a flight to Geneva, so I rented a car and drove home and arrived at 3:00 a.m.
“On Tuesday I had to fly to Paris to catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur, so I haven’t had much time to rest since winning the title in Metz. This morning I arrived at the hotel at 9:00 a.m., ate breakfast and then took a car to the site at 10:00 a.m. to warm up for my match.
“I am tired and jet lagged right now but I will do my best to recover well for tomorrow’s match.”
It sounds a bit stressful, but it didn't prevent him from going to the hairdresser, Gaël has his priorities. The dreads are back!
it didn't prevent him from going to the hairdresser
Even jet-lagged and lacking sleep he still kicks ass. It's only when I watch him live like in DC that he sucks
I saw you mentionned he was wearing a cap too I'd like to see that, do we have any pictures ?