Monfils is through to the second round of the French Open after a marathon 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 1-6, 7-5 win in a special atmosphere as he came from 0-4 and 4-5 down in the 5th to seal it.
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Elina Svitolina, his wife also watched on and was fist-pumping every shot just like the crowd and it goes to show never count Gael Monfils out.
Post match, he was on the floor in tears after winning from a seemingly unwinnable position in one of the best moments so far this year. He now faces Holger Rune in the next round if he has anything left in the tank.