Frenchman Gael Monfils, already absent from Roland-Garros due to a right heel injury, has announced his withdrawal from the Wimbledon tournament, which begins on Monday, but plans to return to the circuit in mid-July in Hamburg. “My team and I have made the decision not to play Wimbledon this year“, he said in a message posted on Twitter Thursday.
The London Grand Slam is the one that has been 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 Monfils, who will celebrate his 36th birthday on September 1st.
“I started training again this week and I feel great“, underlined the world N.23, and first tricolor player in the ATP ranking. “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 Serbian Novak Djokovic in Madrid in early May.
His wife, the Ukrainian player Elina Svitolina is pregnant with a baby girl whose birth is expected in October.