Twenty-two year old Frenchman Gael Monfils (GAH'-ehl mohn-FEES') has been called tennis’ uber-athlete. Aside from being one of the most charismatic personalities in the sport, he is a natural talent graced with incredible athleticism and rare combinations of speed, strength, gritty counter-punching and incredible shot making abilities. At 6’4”, 180 lbs, Monfils represents the next generation tennis player. He also now represents the Prince brand.
Four weeks ago, “La Monf”, as he is often affectionately referred to, picked up one of the frames in Prince’s soon-to-be released 2009 line. While details of the line are still confidential, Monfils was an instant convert. At a ceremony in Paris, France during the BNP Paribas Masters event, he made it official, signing with Prince and becoming the newest athlete on the Company’s player roster.
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