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Already forfeited at Roland-Garros, Gaël Monfils also gives up Wimbledon

Already absent at Roland-Garros due to an injury to his right heel, Gaël Monfils has announced his withdrawal from the Wimbledon tournament, which begins on Monday, but plans to return to the circuit in mid-July in Hamburg.

“Due to my recent return to training and the physical demands of best-of-five set lawn tennis, my team and I have made the decision not to play Wimbledon this year,” he tweeted. Thursday. The London Grand Slam is the least successful for him, with only one round of 16, played in 2018.

“I will rather focus on my preparation in order to be ready for the summer”, adds the world number 23, first tricolor player in the ATP ranking. “I started training again this week and felt great. »

“I will resume competition in Hamburg (from July 16) then in Kitzbühel before going to the United States,” explained Monfils, whose last match on the circuit ended in a defeat against the Serb Novak Djokovic in Madrid in early May.

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