Gael Monfils withdraws from US Open following Montreal malady
Gael Monfils is once again out with injury for an extended period after being forced to withdraw from the US Open at the end of the month.
The French veteran had already spent three months sidelined from May to August before returning at the Montreal Masters.
However, after wins over Pedro Martinez and Maxime Cressy, Monfils suffered injury midway through his encounter with British youngster Jack Draper in the last 16.
“Dear all, following the latest medical exams that I took upon returning to Europe, I will sadly not be able to play at the US Open this year,” the star announced on Twitter. “I am forced to undergo a new period of treatment before being able to resume tournaments.
“I will keep you informed as soon as I can with regards to my next tournament,” Monfils added before signing off with a prayer emoji.
Despite injury restricting his schedule, Monfils has registered strong results this year.
Among them the 35-year-old clinched an 11th career title in Adelaide in January, a run to the Australian Open quarter-finals and victory over world number one Daniil Medvedev in Indian Wells in March.
Salut à tous,
Malheureusement, et ce suite aux derniers examens réalisés à mon retour en Europe, je ne serai pas en mesure de défendre mes chances à l’US Open cette année. Je vais devoir observer une nouvelle période de soins avant de pouvoir reprendre la compétition. pic.twitter.com/6Z9tzUr2xj
— Gael Monfils (@Gael_Monfils) August 17, 2022
The US Open is historically Monfils’ joint strongest Slam with the French Open.
He has reached at least the quarter-finals four times, and made it to the semi-finals in 2016.
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