Gaël Sebastien Monfils is a French professional tennis player who is a former French No. 1 and winner of 4 singles titles. In 2002, Monfils won the German Junior Open (defeating Bayer). In 2003, he reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open juniors tournament and won the doubles title at the Victorian Junior Championships. In 2004 he won the Boys' Singles titles at the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon. He was crowned International Tennis Federation youth world champion. The same year he won his first Futures title at Great Britain No. 1. He finished 2005 as the no. 3 Frenchman and captured his first ATP title. The last three months of the year was highlighted by his first ATP clay title at the Idea Prokom Open in Sopot. In 2011, Monfils won his fourth ATP career title in October at the Stockholm Open by beating Jarkko Nieminen in the final. He was also the runner-up at the Paris Masters in 2009 and 2010 and a semifinalist at the 2008 French Open.