Gael Monfils has pulled out of the French Open 2023 tennis tournament with a wrist injury, describing his first-round win as his top win at Roland-Garros.
The announcement came less than 24 hours after the Frenchman put on a magical late-night performance on Court Philippe Chatrier in the first round against Sebastian Baez. While he recovered well from the rollercoaster physical effort of Tuesday’s extraordinary three-hour-47-minute first round, an injury to his left wrist left him unable to continue. Monfils was scheduled to play sixth seed Holger Roon on Thursday evening for a place in the third round of the French Open 2023 Tennis tournament.
“Actually, physically, I’m quite fine. But I had the problem with my wrist that I cannot solve. The doctor say was not good to play with that type of injury. Yesterday was actually very risky, and then today definitely say I should stop.” Monfils said.
The French Open 2023 Tennis first-round victory was Monfils’ first at tour level this year. Because the veteran was coming back from heel surgery. Monfils reached the semifinals at the French Open in 2008 and made it to the quarterfinals on three other occasions.
The injury is to the TFCC of his left wrist. Monfils do not know how long he will be out but is expecting to return for the grass-court season. “I think it would have been more serious if it had been completely torn, but it’s partial. So when I’m off the court I’ll know how long it takes. But the doctor said he hopes I Will be able to play on the grass.”