Gael Monfils pulls out of the US Open over foot injury
- Gael Monfils has pulled out of the US Open due to a foot injury
- The Frenchman participated last week in the Canadian Open and won two matches
- This is the fourth time Monfils has been unable to compete in the Us Open since 2005
French tennis player Gael Monfils said on Wednesday that he would not be competing in the US Open owing to a foot ailment he sustained the previous week in Montreal.
Gael Monfils is ranked no 22 in the world
Monfils, who is 35 years old and currently ranked No. 22 in the world, made his comeback to the ATP Tour last week for the first time since May after undergoing a routine procedure to treat an injury to his right foot.
Last week, he competed in the Canadian Masters and won two matches before his injury issues flared up again during a game against Jack Draper of Britain. As a result, he was forced to retire in the middle of that match.
Monfils, who competed in the 2016 US Open and made it to the semifinals, flew back to Europe and said that the results of his medical checks showed that he would not be able to compete in the year’s last Grand Slam tournament.
After finishing 2019 in the top 10 of the ATP rankings, Gael Monfils hit form by winning two singles titles before the influenza pandemic and lockdowns halted the season. These victories helped Monfils finish 2019 in the top 10 of the ATP rankings.
The Frenchman had a rough start to the second half of 2021. However, he rebounded to have a better second half of the season. He carried over his strong play into 2022, when he won the Adelaide International.
He suffered a heel injury in May that kept him out of action until August when he suffered another injury that will keep him out of play for at least a month. Gael Monfils was able to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
The beginning of the United States Open is on August 29.
The draw for the United States Open will take place on August 25, and the event will run from August 29 to September 11.
Since making his debut at Flushing Meadows in 2005, this will be the fourth time that Monfils will be unable to compete in the US Open.
Monfils retired from the Canadian Open due to heel pain
Gael Monfils had surgery on his right foot at the beginning of this season. The Frenchman, now 35 years old, made his competitive comeback the week before last in Montreal, where he won matches against Pedro Martinez and Maxime Cressy. In the second set against Jack Draper, Monfils was experiencing pain in his right heel. This led to his decision to retire from the match.
After the Mutua Madrid Open in May of last year, Monfils competed in his first tournament since then in Montreal.
In January 2018, the player who had held the sixth-ranked spot in the globe won his 11th title overall.