Paris, June 1: Gael Monfils withdrew from the French Open with a wrist injury, calling his first-round victory his biggest victory at Roland Garros. The announcement came less than 24 hours after the Frenchman produced a late-night mesmerizing display on Court Philippe Chatrier in the opening round match against Sebastien Paez. And while he recovered well from the extraordinary physical exertion of the three-hour, 47-minute roller coaster ride around the first corner on Tuesday, a flare-up in his left wrist injury prevented him from continuing. Monfils was scheduled to face sixth seed Holger Rohn on Thursday night for a third-round berth. French Open 2023: Novak Djokovic beat Marton Vukosovic 7-6 (2), 6-0, 6-3 to enter the third round.
“Physically I’m fine,” he said Wednesday night. “I was very happy this morning. I woke up well but I had a problem with my wrist that I couldn’t fix. The doctor said it’s not right to play with this kind of injury. Yesterday was actually very risky, today for sure (he) says I have to quit .
The injury was in the TFCC of his left wrist. Monfils isn’t sure how long he’ll be out, but he’s hoping to return for the grass court season.
“I think if it had been completely broken it would have been more serious, but it is partial. So I will know more about how long I will be gone. But the doctor said he hoped I could,” Moonves said.
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