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Gael Monfils announces a shocking withdrawal from the Monte-Carlo Masters a few hours before his opener

Former world number 6, Gael Monfils surprised everyone by withdrawing from Monte Carlo, just a few hours before his opening match against Hubert Hurkacz.

Gael Monfils

Gael Monfils was supposed to play his opening match of the Monte-Carlo Open against the former Miami Masters champion Hubert Hurkacz. He announced that he would be withdrawing from the tournament in surprising news. Gael Monfils is a former world number 6, with 11 career singles titles. Monfils was also involved in two grand slam semifinals: the 2008 French Open, where he lost to Novak Djokovic, and the 2016 US Open, where he lost to Djokovic again.

Monfils was pitted against Hurkacz in the opener of the Monte-Carlo Open. Monfils and Hurkacz had played each other twice before this scheduled meet. They shared 1-1 wins each in straight sets on hard court. Monfils had a decent performance in 2022 in all the tournaments. He even managed to defeat Daniil Medvedev in the round of 32 of the Indian Wells Masters that gave back Djokovic his number 1 spot.

Gael Monfils to miss the Serbian Open as well

Gael Monfils

Monfils withdrew from the Monte Carlo Open on his doctor’s advice of resting the injured foot. Monfils has had great results in Monte Carlo. He even managed to get into the finals in the 2016 edition, where he lost to the great Rafael Nadal.

Monfils took to his Twitter account and announced the reason for his withdrawal from the tournament, “Hi all, sadly I have had to withdraw from Monte-Carlo following an issue with my foot. Doctors have advised me to rest before it gets more serious. I am planning to be back in time for Madrid! See you soon.”

He was advised to rest before his tournament in Madrid so that he could give his foot some time to heal before playing in Madrid. Monfils’s rest would mean that he would also have to drop out of Serbia Open 2022 in Belgrade. A double whammy for Monfils, who would have wanted to have some good results, maybe even his 12th singles title, capitalizing on his current form. But, he would want to continue his career for more than one or two tournaments, so it’s crucial he gives his body some time to heal.

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