Gael Monfils – Sound Service 3.0

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) belongs to the most gifted players who ever played the game… Despite his tall frame of 193 cm (6’4”), Gael possesses incredible coordination skills. It was, in my opinion, his limited focus at really professional preparation with appropriate long-term goals, which hold Gael back for years. Recent improvements in this regard brought him to the career high of #6 in the end of 2016, short after his 30th birthday…

Gael belongs to the best servers on the pro tour and his service mostly perfectly fulfills the highest Service 3.0 criteria of body energy dominance of the stroke. A typical sign of this is Gael’s excellent targeted pronation in the “follow through 1”. He appears to have discovered the essential aspects of the TENNIS 3.0 CODE for the service leading to the ideal flinging of the racket against the target.

 

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) - 1st service 3.0 in the match - 1 of 7 - toss - 2016 US.Open - New York / USA

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) – 1st service 3.0 in the match – down the T from the deuce side – 1 of 7 – toss / backswing – 2016 US.Open – New York / USA

 

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) - 1st service 3.0 in the match - 1 of 7 - toss - 2016 US.Open - New York / USA

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) – 1st service 3.0 in the match – 2 of 7 – toss / backswing / transfer to the pinpoint stance – 2016 US.Open – New York / USA

 

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) - 1st service 3.0 in the match - 1 of 7 - toss - 2016 US.Open - New York / USA

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) – 1st service 3.0 in the match – 3 of 7 – loading  – 2016 US.Open – New York / USA

 

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) - 1st service 3.0 in the match - 1 of 7 - toss - 2016 US.Open - New York / USA

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) – 1st service 3.0 in the match – 4 of 7 – beginning of push-off – 2016 US.Open – New York / USA

 

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) - 1st service 3.0 in the match - 1 of 7 - toss - 2016 US.Open - New York / USA

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) – 1st service 3.0 in the match – 5 of 7 – approaching the impact – 2016 US.Open – New York / USA

 

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) - 1st service 3.0 in the match - 1 of 7 - toss - 2016 US.Open - New York / USA

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) – 1st service 3.0 in the match – 6 of 7 – folow through 1 (= targeted pronation) – 2016 US.Open – New York / USA

 

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) - 1st service 3.0 in the match - 1 of 7 - toss - 2016 US.Open - New York / USA

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) – 1st service 3.0 in the match – 7 of 7 – follow through 2 (= relaxation) – 2016 US.Open – New York / USA

 

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) - 1st service 3.0 in the match - 1 of 7 - toss - 2016 US.Open - New York / USA

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) – 1st service 3.0 in the match – wide from the ad side – 1 of 6 – toss with a high release point – 2016 US.Open – New York / USA

 

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) - 1st service 3.0 in the match - 1 of 7 - toss - 2016 US.Open - New York / USA

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) – 1st service 3.0 in the match – 2 of 6 – loading 1 – 2016 US.Open – New York / USA

 

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) - 1st service 3.0 in the match - 1 of 7 - toss - 2016 US.Open - New York / USA

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) – 1st service 3.0 in the match – 3 of 6 – loading 2 – 2016 US.Open – New York / USA

 

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) - 1st service 3.0 in the match - 1 of 7 - toss - 2016 US.Open - New York / USA

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) – 1st service 3.0 in the match – 4 of 6 – push-off / cocking – 2016 US.Open – New York / USA

 

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) - 1st service 3.0 in the match - 1 of 7 - toss - 2016 US.Open - New York / USA

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) – 1st service 3.0 in the match – 5 of 6 – follow through 1 (= targeted pronation) – 2016 US.Open – New York / USA

 

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) - 1st service 3.0 in the match - 1 of 7 - toss - 2016 US.Open - New York / USA

Gael Monfils (*86 / FRA) – 1st service 3.0 in the match – 6 of 6 – follow through 2 (= relaxation) – 2016 US.Open – New York / USA

 

This article is just a partial analysis, further photos and more details about Gael’s service as well as about the TENNIS 3.0 CODE are available upon request at drmgb11(at)gmail.com

 

Photos (August 2016) & text (February 2017) copyright by Dr. Martin G. Baroch – any further use of photos or text solely with the permission of the author!

DrMGB

Dr. Martin G. Baroch (alias DrMGB) - CPTA's Vice-president - Director of Education and Certifications, long-time USPTA International Head Tester and member of the USPTA Education Committee, owner of the Martin Baroch Tennis Academy & Human Performance Center (MBTA & HPC)

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