The injured French N.1 Gaël Monfils announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he would not play the US Open, the grand slam tournament which begins on August 29 in New York.

"Unfortunately, and following the last exams carried out on my return to Europe, I will not be able to defend my chances at the US Open", explained Monfils, 22nd in the world, who injured his right foot last week. last at the Montreal tournament.

The 35-year-old French player has not given a date for his return.

In Montreal, Monfils was forced to retire in the round of 16, from the second set against Jack Draper (2-6,2-0).

He was making his return to competition after a three-month absence.

This is not going to help French men's tennis to raise the bar in New York.

In Cincinnati this week, only one tricolor representative was admitted to the main draw, Benjamin Bonzi, and he did not pass the first round.


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