Gaël Monfils posted a message on Twitter in which he indicates that he will not participate in the Monte Carlo Masters 1000 which starts this Sunday, due to a calf injury.
Deprived of the courts since the Australian Open, Gaël Monfils is forced to postpone his return to competition again. The French number one will ultimately not play the Monte Carlo tournament, which is due to open the real clay court season this Sunday.
“Discomfort at the bottom of the calf”
His elimination in the first round in Melbourne last February had caused concern and emotion. In tears at a press conference, the current 13th player in the world regretted his level of play and his failing state of mind before releasing a few tears when talking about his mother. Two months later, he was to find the circuit on the Rock. It was without counting on a new physical complication.
“Unfortunately, I have to retire from the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters, writes Monfils on Twitter. I have felt a discomfort in the lower calf for ten days or so it was amplified yesterday (Saturday) afternoon during my last Training. On the advice of the medical staff, I had an ultrasound which confirmed the extent of the injury. I therefore feel obliged to postpone my return to competition. “
The player is nevertheless reassuring on the rest of his season, for the moment limited to this defeat at the Australian Open a few days after a setback in the ATP Cup: “However, I remain positive and optimistic for the future and will attack as soon as possible. today a specific care protocol to get back as quickly as possible “. Postponed for a week, Roland-Garros will begin on May 30. Enough to give ‘La Monf’ a little more time to get ready for its favorite tournament.