French brand Decathlon has signed up tennis showman Gael Monfils to an apparel, shoe and racquet deal. Monfils was previously wearing Asics shoes and apparel and playing with Wilson racquets.Monfils is expected to wear the Artengo line of clothes. Decathlon shared the news of the new partnership on social media.
Monfils is one of the most recognizable names in tennis. He has reached semifinals at grand slams twice in his career. In 2016, he reached his peak ranking of world number 6.
Though Monfils is in the twilight of his career, he is still one of the most popular athletes in the world. He is especially popular in France and on social media. Gael Monfils’ longtime racquet sponsor Wilson had a classy response on Twitter and wished him well.