It is his sense of humor and his ability to keep his cool in tight situations that often works to his advantage on court.
This cool, calm and collected demeanor is a skill that many of the best champions have, but coaches can't teach; either you have it or you don't—and both Monfils and Tsonga have proven to have plenty of it.
When he originally broke onto the scene, Monfils perhaps was more popular for his unique hairstyle, than his on-court victories.
Noah is also the father of Joakim Noah of the NBA Chicago Bulls.
Yet, in between the accolades are the notorious stories of Noah in the 1980's—hotel partying, marijuana use, super model girlfriends and all the “bad boy” elements that seem to make a mere famous person, into a star.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Fernando Verdasco advanced to the semifinals at the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating fourth-seeded Gael Monfils 6-3, 7-5 Thursday.
The 35th-ranked Verdasco, one of five unseeded players in the quarterfinals, had lost all three of his previous matches against Monfils, the last coming in 2013."I tried to be aggressive but not make too many unforced errors," Verdasco said. I came out and just wanted to play my game."Verdasco served for the match at 5-4 in the second set but had his serve broken at love.