Though five Frenchies made the round of 16 at Roland Garros, Gael Monfils is the last one standing. The 21-year old junior standout is having his best showing at a major making his first quarterfinal by defeating Ivan Ljubicic 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. He'll take on Spain's David Ferrer with a potential Roger Federer semifinal looming.
So what's the cause of this long-awaited breakthrough Gael? Could it be your game and naturally explosive athleticism have finally come together or has your new rumored relationship with upstart Dominika Cibulkova helped you turn the corner??
I'm not sure but in any case GO GAEL!!!
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