PokerStars Pulls Out Their Balls and Rackets to Sign a Tennis Star

PokerStars has once again strengthened its SportStars line-up with the signing of the highly talented 23 years old tennis player Gael Monfils. PokerStars doesn’t only welcome poker pros, but also supports sport celebrities among its endorsed players, including Boris Becker, Mats Sundin and the rugby player Sébastien Chabal.

The French player is well-known for his fantastic physical abilities and has been a professional tennis player since 2004. His biggest Grand Slam success came in 2008, when he made it to the semi finals at the Roland Garros. Monfils is one of the biggest showmen of the tennis world, mainly because of his acrobatic charisma. Until now, he has slammed together over $3,605,000 over his tennis career and PokerStars will add to this collection.

Monfils has a reputation of being a talented poker player as well. His has been playing poker for around five years now. But his first official appareance in a big international poker tournament has only been in recent times at the EPT Monte Carlo. Starting on day 1B, he advanced to the next day with 27,200 chips. Luck wasn’t on his side on Day 2. He was eliminated when he raised to 3,000 from UTG (blinds: 100/600/1200) and received a re-raise to 8,000 from a player in the MP. Monfils went all-in, his opponent called when Monfils got owned.

The hand played out as follows:

Jc Js

As Kd

6d Ks Ah 9h Kh

Monfils sent his farewells to Monte Carlo upon being busted by a full house.

CardPlayer interviewed Monfils in the video below: