Gael Monfils withdraws from 2022 Wimbledon

Gael Monfils has pulled out of Wimbledon despite recently returning to training after a foot injury.

The Frenchman, who was set to be seeded No. 19 in the men's singles at the Grand Slam, has not played since undergoing surgery after losing to Novak Djokovic at the Madrid Open in early May. The injury forced him to miss his home major at Roland-Garros, and now the 35-year-old is focusing on making the warm-up events for the US Open - the final Grand Slam of the year which starts on August 29.

Writing on Twitter, Monfils said:

“I have started to train again this week and I have felt really good. I will now be able to increase gradually my training and spend more time on the court to get back in shape both from a physical and tennis point of view. Due to my recent return to training and because of the physical demands of grass-court tennis / best of five matches, my team and I have taken the decision not to play Wimbledon this year."

He finished off with:

“I will focus instead on my preparation to be ready for the summer. I will return to the competition in Hamburg followed by Kizbuhel before travelling to the US. See you all soon, Gael.”

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