Latest Gaël Monfils Stories

2010-05-10 15:19:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Iconic footwear and sportswear brand K-Swiss Inc. (Nasdaq: KSWS) is proud to announce the addition of Gael Monfils, the second highest ranked French tennis player and current ATP Tour World No. 18, to its tennis roster. Under the multi-year deal, Monfils will represent K-Swiss footwear and apparel. He will be the highest ranked men's singles player on the K-Swiss team. (Photo:...

2009-12-02 12:17:00

PARIS, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Lagardere Unlimited announced today the acquisition of Sporteam, a French based company that represents professional rugby players. Both founders, Jeremy Bouhy and Romain Collinet, are joining Lagardere Unlimited, the new division of Lagardere SCA, specialized in rights management and image marketing for athletes and artists in France and abroad. Taking advantage of a strong international network, especially in South Africa and the United Kingdom, Sporteam...

2009-10-26 15:00:00

MIAMI, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Lagardere Unlimited announced today that is has entered into a new, multi-year management representation agreement with rising European tennis star Thiemo De Bakker of the Netherlands. De Bakker, just 21-years-old, turned professional in 2006 and is currently ranked #111 on the ATP World Singles Tour after recently completing a twenty-two match winning streak. De Bakker will be managed on a daily basis by Lagardere Unlimited President, Ken Meyerson. In...

2009-10-05 10:16:17

Gael Monfils and Stanislas Wawrinka claimed straight-set wins Monday in first-round play at the $1.23 million Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. Monfils, seeded fourth, used three service breaks to dispatch Marsel Ilhan in 66 minutes. Monfils, 23, saved five break-point situations and had 15 aces in just nine service games. Wawrinka, the No. 7 seed, had one break in each set of a 6-4, 6-4 win over John Isner. He was forced into just one break-point chance by Isner and saved it. Also...

2009-10-01 12:02:00

MIAMI, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Lagardere Unlimited announced today that it has entered into a new, multi-year management representation agreement with American Collegiate Tennis Champion Mallory Cecil. Cecil, only 19-years-old and originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina, played on the Duke University Women's Varsity Tennis Team in the Spring of 2009. As a first semester Freshman, Cecil became the seventh Freshman player (and 14th overall) in history in the NCAA Division 1, and the...

2009-09-30 10:54:49

Top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko and No. 3-seed Robin Soderling each won Wednesday and advanced to the third round of the $847,750 Malaysian Open. Davydenko took out wild-card entrant Taylor Dent 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) with a very steady performance. Dent forced 13 break-point situations but Davydenko successfully fought off all but one of them. Soderling qualified for the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-1 romp over Brendan Evans. Soderling had Evans on the defensive throughout the 57-minute match, ending up...

2009-09-27 13:38:04

Frenchman Gael Monfils overcame German Philipp Kohlschreiber in three sets Sunday, winning the Open de Moselle in Metz, France. Monfils, the tournament's top seed, won his second ATP title by a score of 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-2. Kohlschreiber, who was the second seed, has two titles on the tour. He last won at Auckland, New Zealand, in 2008.

2009-09-26 16:54:47

Gael Monfils and Philipp Kohlschreiber, the top two seeds, won their semifinal matches Saturday at the Open de Moselle tennis tournament at Metz, France. Monfils, the No. 1 seed, beat fellow Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-3, giving France a French finalist for the second time in the last four years. I am very happy to be in the final, he told reporters. I will take this match (against Kohlschreiber) differently from what I usually do because it is a final and I will give everything to try...

2009-09-25 18:16:28

Top-seeded Gael Monfils and Richard Gasquet were among Friday's quarterfinal winners at the Open de Moselle tennis event at Metz, France. Monfils, the tournament's 2005 runner-up, was leading Janko Tipsarevic 6-1, 4-2 when the Serbian retired with a right ankle injury. Gasquet rallied to beat Germany's Philipp Petzschner, the fourth seed, by scores of 6-7 (2-7), 6-1, 6-3. Monfils and Gasquet were joined in the semis by fellow Frenchman and third-seed Paul-Henri Mathieu, a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victor...

2009-09-24 19:09:42

Top-seeded Gael Monfils led Thursday's winners at the Open de Moselle tennis tournament in Metz, France, beating fellow Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean 6-1, 6-1. The 23-year-old Monfils, a 2005 Metz finalist, needed just 66 minutes to advance following his a first-round bye. He recorded 10 services aces and six service breaks, saving six of seven break points along the way. Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic beat eighth-seeded Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 6-4, 7-6 (7-3); fourth-seeded Philipp Petzschner of...

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