After his package at Roland-Garros, Gaël Monfils will miss Wimbledon (June 27-July 10). If he recommended training, the Frenchman rather puts on a return to competition on clay in Hamburg.
Wimbledon will be without Gaël Monfils (23rd in the world). Already absent at Roland-Garros, due to discomfort in the right heel, the French tennis number 1 tricolor announced this Thursday his package for the British Grand Slam (June 27-July 10).
Expected return to Hamburg in July
“I wanted to make a point after my foot injury. I recommended to train this week and I felt really good. So I will be able to gradually increase the intensity of my sessions and spend more time on the court to get back in shape from a physical and tennis perspective. Due to this recent return to training and the physical demands of lawn tennis combined with those of best-of-five-set matches, my team and I have taken the decision not to play Wimbledon this year,” he said on his social media. His return to competition is set to take place in Hamburg, on clay, in July.
The Parisian, 35 and the only Frenchman currently in the top 50, had made a proven start to the season by winning in Adelaide and advancing to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. But when the clay-court season opened in April, he had to skip Monte Carlo and Barcelona, already hampered by his foot. Then he missed Rome, citing the “persistence of a heel injury”. Between the two, after ten full days off, he had only played two games in Madrid.
Last year, Monfils was eliminated in the second round of Wimbledon by the Spaniard Pedro Martinez, then 107th player in the world, in four sets (6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6). The tournament was won by Novak Djokovic, executioner in the final of Matteo Berrettini.