It's really exasperating to be a fan of Gael Monfils because you know he can really do damage to the top players but since he seems more interested in becoming a showman, he has, in my opinion, kinda underachieved, considering his wealth of talent!
Would you believe that this year is just the first time he reached the QF of the Australian Open? Which in a way really makes me happy because he now really seems more focused on the results now. It's ok to be fun and to entertain the crowd but I hope he never really loses sight that the goal here is to win and with all the talent he has, there is no reason he shouldn't reach the top 4 or 8 regularly.
I'm just glad he finally makes a breakthrough in the AO this year. He may even reach the semi's since his opponent, Milos Raonic, had to defeat Stan Wawrinka in five sets to just get through. He went through his in 3 straight sets.