This Monday, Gaël Monfils announced his package for Roland-Garros (May 22 to June 5). The French, best chance tricolor Porte d’Auteuil, will have surgery on the right heel.
Very bad news for French tennis less than a week from Roland-Garros. This Monday, Gaël Monfils announced his package for the Grand Slam, which will take place in Paris from May 22 to June 5. The French No. 1, the best chance for the Porte d’Auteuil tricolor, is going to have heel surgery.
“I regret to announce my withdrawal from Open Parc de Lyon and Roland Garros next week, indicated the tennis player on Twitter. I have been hampered since Monte-Carlo by a heel spur in my right heel which prevents me from move on the court. So I made the decision to make a small intervention in order to deal with the problem in order to be able to resume the tournaments as soon as possible. I will keep you informed of my resumption date as soon as possible.”
A foot injury that has been bothering him since April
World No. 22, Monfils had just given up the Master 1000 in Rome last week for the same foot injury. In April, this physical glitch had also deprived him of the Master 1000 of Monte Carlo and then of the Barcelona tournament. His last match on the ATP circuit dates back to May 3, in Madrid, where he lost in the second round against Novak Djokovic.
After his excellent run at the Australian Open, where he reached the quarter-finals, Monfils will not have the opportunity to confirm on the second Grand Slam of the season. He will therefore not be engaged in the Parisian courts for the last lap of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gilles Simon, who will both retire at the end of the season. Definitely not an easy year for French tennis.