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Gael Monfils is not only tennis' top acrobat, he's a big tennis fan as well.

The 31-year-old Frenchman recalled the first autograph he ever got from a tennis player came when former American standout David Wheaton signed for a nine or 10-year-old Monfils at Roland Garros.

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But the first players Monfils actively pursued for an autograph were Venus Williams and Serena Williams.

Monfils values the sisters' autographs so much, he still has them, he told the Rio Open.

"The first autograph I really had and wished (for) was Serena and Venus Williams," Monfils tells the Rio Open in the video above. "And I still have it."

Monfils also reveals the one match he wishes he could replay and remarkably it is a personal rather than a pro match.

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