French tennis star Gael Monfils has a win-loss record of 0-2 in this season so far. And he has been extending a list of withdrawal from the tournaments since the Australian Open first-round exit. However, the former World No.6 has now withdrawn from the Monte-Carlo Masters 2021 due to an injury concern.
Monfils has shared details about his withdrawal from Monaco’s ATP Masters 1000 tournament via his recent tweet. This season’s first clay-court Masters event occurs from 11th to 18th April at Country Club in the ATP tour calendar.
“Sadly, I am forced to withdraw from the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters. I have been feeling some pain at the bottom of my calf for the last ten days, and it got worse yesterday during my last practice,” Monfils noted.
“I Remain Positive And Optimistic For The Rest Of The Season”, says Gael Monfils
Gael Monfils has not competed in a single competitive match in the last couple of months. Since the 2020 Rome Masters, he did not qualify for the second round until to date. But, he is optimistic for his future and the remaining days of this year.
Monfils continued, “On the advice of the medical staff, I took an ultrasound which has confirmed the extent of the injury. Therefore I am forced to postpone my return to play. However, I remain positive and optimistic for the rest of the season. I will start specific treatment from today in the hope to return to play as soon as possible.”
Despite on-court disappointments, Gael Monfils recently got engaged to his girlfriend and WTA No.5 Elina Svitolina.
In the 2016 Monte-Carlo Masters, Monfils fell in the championship match to Rafael Nadal. Since then, he has provoked to compete this year, but unfortunately, an injury has not allowed him to make a comeback.