He has reached at least one tour-level final and scored at least one win against a Top 10 player every year since 2005 as well. This included a showing in the doubles final at Spain No. In junior events, he was a semifinalist at Orange Bowl (losing to Marcos Baghdatis) and USTA International Winter Championships (losing to Rieschick). In 2004, the French teenager finished as the world's No. During his time on the ATP Tour, Monfils has won 6 tour-level titles, despite reaching 26 finals. In that year, he played a total of nine Futures events.However, he received an entry into the qualifying singles (which he won).Monfils competed in the main draw of this Paddle tennis tournament and surprised everyone when he ousted world No.En route to the semifinals, Monfils defeated former world No. He then entered the Hamburg Masters event, where he lost in straight sets to fellow teenager Andy Murray in the first round.After that, he faced Murray once more, this time in the first round of the French Open.At Wimbledon, Monfils suffered a surprising first-round exit when defeated by Igor Kunitsyn.
Monfils had a good run in Poertschach as a warm-up for the French Open, but lost in the final against Juan Mónaco of Argentina in straight sets.
Once again, the match went to five sets, and Monfils got the better of his opponent.
He then faced his toughest opponent yet, the American James Blake.
He lost in the third round of the French Open to David Nalbandian in a four-set match.
At Wimbledon, Monfils reached the third round without dropping a set, where he lost to Nikolay Davydenko, the sixth seed, in straight sets.
Blake was the favourite for the win, as the eighth seed, while Monfils was seeded 25th.