Gaël Monfils will not be able to participate in the French Open, the second Grand Slam tournament this year, next week. A 35-year-old Frenchman has a calcaneal spur on his right heel and must go under a knife.
Gael Monfils, 22nd in the world, is the highest ranked Frenchman in the WTA rankings. However, the 35-year-old tennis player is not in Roland Garros due to a heel injury. This also affected him in Monte Carlo and Barcelona. He passed the tournament in Rome and Lyon.
I hear “I can’t move the track properly because of the calcaneal spur on my right ankle.” “We decided to do some minor procedures this week before competing again.”
Monfils won one ATP title in Adelaide (Hard Court) in January this season. He has won a total of 11 ATP tournaments in his career. His best performance at the French Open was in the 2008 semi-finals.
Good news for Monfils
Yesterday, Gael Monfils sent some great news to the world. The French have announced that he and his girlfriend, professional tennis player Elina Svitolina, are expecting their first child.