Gaël Monfils to be Coached by Mikael Tillström and Peter Lucassen
Introduction: Gaël Monfils’ New Coaching Team
French tennis star Gaël Monfils has announced that he will be hiring two new coaches, Mikael Tillström and Peter Lucassen, as he looks to elevate his game to the next level. The announcement was made on Monfils’s social media channels, much to the excitement of his fans and fellow tennis aficionados.
Mikael Tillström: A Former Player Turned Coach
Mikael Tillström is a former Swedish tennis player who enjoyed a successful career on the ATP Tour. He reached a career-high ranking of No. 29 in 2001 and won two ATP Tour titles in singles and six in doubles. After retiring from professional tennis, Tillström transitioned to coaching and has since worked with several high-profile players, including Novak Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Peter Lucassen: A Dutch Legend
Peter Lucassen is a former Dutch tennis player who achieved a career-high ranking of No. 25 in doubles and No. 301 in singles. He has since become a widely respected coach, who has worked with numerous talented players, including Caroline Wozniacki, Kristina Mladenovic, and Yanina Wickmayer.
Monfils’ Previous Coaches
Monfils has worked with a number of coaches throughout his career, including three seasons with former world No. 1 Ivan Ljubicic. His most recent coach was Liam Smith, who Monfils parted ways with in early 2021 after a disappointing showing at the Australian Open.
Monfils’ Career Highlights
Gaël Monfils is considered one of the most talented players of his generation. He has won 10 ATP Tour singles titles and reached a career-high ranking of No. 6 in the world in November 2016. Monfils has been a consistent performer in Grand Slam tournaments, having reached the quarterfinals or better at all four majors. He also holds an Olympic silver medal in men’s doubles from the 2016 Rio Games, where he partnered with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
French tennis star Gaël Monfils has announced that he will be working with two new coaches, Mikael Tillström and Peter Lucassen, as he looks to take his career to the next level. Tillström is a former player turned widely respected coach, while Lucassen is a former player turned coach who has worked with several talented players. Monfils has previously worked with a number of coaches, including Ivan Ljubicic and Liam Smith. He is considered one of the most talented players of his generation, having won 10 ATP Tour singles titles, reached a career-high ranking of No. 6 in the world, and earned an Olympic silver medal in men’s doubles.
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