But due to injury reasons as opposed to fatigue or cramp. He sealed the tie 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 1-6, 7-5 on Tuesday evening in one of the best moments of the tournament so far.
This given his recent barren run of form after returning to the sport after injury and the birth of his daughter Skai with wife Elina Svitolina who herself is making strides.
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Hopes for grass season return
It is a wrist injury for Monfils as per site, Tennis Majors who reported the news and said that there will be further tests done and he wanted to avoid deception if he withdrew.
"I have a problem with my wrist I can't come over. I had exams and the doctor said it was not good to play and that I should stop," he said.
"I'll do new exams tomorrow to know the exact duration. It's just a partial thorn. The doctor has good hopes that I can play the grass season, but it can be more or less long."
"I'm more or less hiding (the deception), I've just learned it 30 minutes ago. I'm digesting. But how many Roland Garros do I have left? Asking the question."