Monfils Withdraws From Lyon & Roland Garros

  • Posted: May 16, 2022

Monfils Withdraws From Lyon & Roland Garros

Frenchman suffering from right foot injury

Gael Monfils announced on social media Monday that he is withdrawing from the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon and Roland Garros due to a right foot injury, for which he will undergo a “small procedure” this week.

“Hi all, I regret to inform you that I am forced to withdraw from Open Parc de Lyon and the French Open next week. I have been bothered by a calcaneal spur since Monte Carlo at my right heel which prevents me from moving properly on court,” Monfils wrote on Twitter. “I have decided to undergo a small procedure this week to treat the issue before returning to competitive play. I will keep you updated about my progress when I have more news.”

Monfils is 12-6 on the season, including a title at the Adelaide International 1 in January. The Frenchman most recently competed at the Mutua Madrid Open, where he lost to World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the second round.

The 35-year-old reached the Roland Garros semi-finals in 2008 and advanced to the quarter-finals in 2009, 2011 and 2014.

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