'Doctors Advised Me to Take Rest' - Gael Monfils Suffers Latest Setback at Monte Carlo 2022

‘Doctors Advised Me to Take Rest’ – Gael Monfils Suffers Latest Setback at Monte Carlo 2022

One of the entertaining players on the tour over the last decade, Gael Monfils has had a decent year so far. After a decent hard court season, the French player was looking forward to the clay-court season. He was all set to start his campaign at the Monte Carlo Masters.

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Unfortunately, he has provided an update on his injury, which could possibly force him to withdraw from Monte Carlo.

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Gael Monfils withdraws from Monte Carlo

After the Monte Carlo draw, fans were particularly interested in one first-round match. The 35-year-old French star was all set to face the no.11 seed, Hubert Hurkacz, in the first round. Sadly, it will not happen after Monfils decided to withdraw from the tournament. Earlier, he posted on Twitter about a possible foot injury, which is the main reason for his withdrawal from the Monte Carlo Masters.

In that tweetthe French player wrote, “Hi everyone, unfortunately I have to withdraw from the Monte-Carlo tournament due to foot discomfort. The doctors advised me to take rest so that the problem does not worsen. I plan to come back for the Madrid tournament! See you soon. ” (Translated via Google Translate)

The French player was looking to get his form back at Monte Carlo after a bittersweet Indian Wells and Miami Open. His biggest victory came against Daniil Medvedev, in the round of 32 at the Indian Wells.

Monfils is hoping for a possible return at the Madrid Open

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No doubt, the recent injury will be a big setback for the 22-ranked ATP player. Earlier at the Australian Open, the French Player expressed his desire to win at least one Grand Slam title before his retirement. He was already looking forward to his home Grand Slam tournament, ie the French Open. Unfortunately, his foot injury derailed his current plans momentarily.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 25, 2022 France’s Gael Monfils in action during his quarter final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS / Loren Elliott

However, he gave an assurance about his potential comeback in that tweet. Currently, Monfils will try to recover from the injury, as he is planning to make a return at the Madrid Open. There will be plenty of red soil tournaments before the French Open and he will get enough time to prepare for his home Grand Slam in Paris.

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