Gael Monfils is one of the most recognizable tennis players in the world. His athleticism and showmanship on the court can’t be matched by another player on the tour. Not surprisingly, sponsors have lined up to sign up the charismatic Frenchman.
Though Gael Monfils hasn’t won a grand slam, he has millions of fans. He is very good at social media and interacts with fans regularly. His partnership with his wife Elina Svitolina only adds to social media influence. Monfils and Svitolina run an Instagram account, G.E.M.S Life.
Monfils has a few nicknames – “La Monf” and “Sliderman” (for his exceptional sliding skills, especially on clay). Monfils is of French-Caribbean heritage – father Rufin is a former soccer player from the island of Guadeloupe and his mother is from the island of Martinique.
Monfils has reached the semifinals at 2 grand slams – French Open and the US Open. He has reached the quarterfinal stage at grand slams multiple times. He reached his peak ranking of world number 6 in 2016.
He considers Arthur Ashe as his idol. He is a big fan of the NBA team Detroit Pistons. His favorite basketball star is Carmelo Anthony. Monfils’ sponsors are Decathlon, eToro, ROKiT, Twitch, De Bethune, and Daniel Hechter. He has earned over $25 million in his career.
Gael Monfils’ Sponsors
In 2022, Monfils signed a partnership contract with French sports brand Decathlon for clothing, shoes and racquet. Previously, Monfils has had a shoe and apparel deal with Asics (since 2013). Earlier in his career, Monfils was sponsored by Nike and later K-Swiss. Monfils played with Wilson racquets for a long time before switching to Decathlon.
eToro is a fintech company that provides brokerage and financial services in many countries. The company’s “CopyTrading” feature allows investors to copy and follow top traders.
ROKiT is a global telecommunication company that offers phones with premium technology at an affordable price. The company also sponsors Stan Wawrinka and Johanna Konta.
Gael Monfils and Elina Svitolina have a tennis program on Twitch, called “Catchup”. Catchup is a weekly program that airs on Sundays, where Monfils and Svitolina review the week’s matches and highlights provided by Tennis TV.
Monfils signed a three-year deal with watchmaker De Bethune in 2014. De Bethune is a Swiss company that manufactures high-end watches.
Monfils signed a sponsorship deal with fashion house Daniel Hechter in 2015. Daniel Hechter is a French fashion designer based in Paris.