Frenchman Gael Monfils is a former world number six despite never having won a Grand Slam or a Masters tournament and while he is known for all the fun he has on court, Monfils is one of the most consistent players on the tour. Below is all you would like to know about Gael Monfils’ racquet along with its specification and other pointers about it.
Interestingly, for a player whose first ATP title in 2005 came on the clay courts of Sopoty, and having also made it to the semifinal of the French Open in 2008, Monfils has never won another ATP tournament on that surface (barring Challengers). All of Monfils’ wins have been on hard court or indoor courts.
Other than that semifinal appearance at Roland-Garros, Monfils has also made the last-four of the US Open in 2016 and entered three Masters finals – Paris Masters in 2009 and 2010 and the Monte-Carlos Masters in 2016 – but lost all.
Monfils best results on the men’s circuit came in 2016 when he won Washington Open, an ATP 500 series competition. He topped that with back to back Rotterdam Open triumphs in 2019 and 2020 which included a win over Stan Wawrinka in the final of the 2019 edition.
As far as Monfils’ playing style is concerned, unlike some of the tall-serving players like John Isner (check his racquet specs here) or Reilly Opelka (check his racquet specs here), he relies more heavily on consistency of his groundstrokes and superior placement. Monfils’ nimblefootedness has often left many an opponent surprised with a surprise change of pace up with is forehand.
The Frenchman has gone through an array of racquet sponsors. He started off with Head before moving on to Prince in 2009. That deal lasted for three years before Monfils became a part of the Wilson family…
So, Which is Gael Monfils’s Racquet?
While Monfils endorses the Wilson Ultra Tour racquet, the one he uses on tour is the Wilson H19 Pro. Monfils strings his racquets with the Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power 16L String.
Get the exact technical specifications of Gael Monfils’ H19 Pro racquet below.
- Head size: 98 sq.in/630 sq.cm
- Length: 27 in/68.5 cm
- Unstrung weight: 11.6 oz/330 gr
- Strung weight: 12.7 oz/361 gr
- Unstrung balance: 312 mm
- Flex: 57 RA
- String pattern: 18 Mains/20 Crosses
- Grip type: Wilson Leather
If you are looking for the specifications of the tennis racquet Monfils endorses, i.e. the Wilson Ultra Tour racquet, here’s more:
- Length: 27 in. or 69 cm
- Head Size: 97 sq.in or 626 sq cm
- Weight: 11.4 oz 323 gm
- Balance Point: 12.76 in/32 cm, 6pts/Head Light
- Construction: 21mm/21 mm/21mm
- Composition: Graphite
- String Pattern: 18 Mains/20 Crosses
Watch the below video reviewing the Wilson Pro Staff 97 L Bold Racquet:
It’s obviously tough to get the Wilson H19 racquet because it’s out of production and unless you are looking at a second-hand model, you might have to make do with the one Monfils endorses.
If you are looking to buy the Wilson Pro Staff 97L Bold online using Amazon, you can do it right here or if you want you can directly visit the Wilson website and place your order there. Typically you can get the best possible price on Amazon but if you are looking to understand where else you can buy tennis racquets in the USA, here’s our comprehensive guide on the same.