Gaël Monfils worried about his wrist

Gaël Monfils worried about his wrist
Gaël Monfils worried about his wrist

Eliminated in three sets by Grigor Dimitrov in the third round of Wimbledon, Gaël Monfils was worried about his wrist at the end of the match.

For the thirteenth Wimbledon of his career, Gaël Monfils stopped in the third round, and 2018 remains the last edition where he saw the second week (elimination in the eighth by Kevin Anderson). The 37-year-old Frenchman was no match for Grigor Dimitrov, who beat him 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 and will face Daniil Medvedev or Jan-Lennard Struff for a place in the quarter-finals. After the match, Gaël Monfils (33rd in the world) had no regrets, acknowledging that the Bulgarian (10th) was much stronger than him. But he was worried about his wrist, after slipping on the grass.

Arriving at the press conference with an ice pack on his joint, he hopes that this pain will not disrupt the rest of his season, and in particular his Olympic preparation. “When I fell to the back of the court after slipping, I tried not to hurt the line judge. I had to put my wrist to stop myself and I hurt my wrist a little bit. I was a little worried about my knee, but the knee was fine. It was more the wrist that was the problem. I will have an ultrasound. Normally I should play Hamburg. For the moment, I am not thinking about the Games.”

Monfils wants to participate in his fourth Games

Absent two months last year after injuring his wrist at Roland-Garros, Gaël Monfils hopes not to experience the same thing again this year. The tests he will undergo will allow us to find out moreIn just over a week, he is due to be seeded No. 6 in Hamburg, a clay-court tournament that will serve as preparation for the Olympic tournament, which will be held at Roland Garros.

His Paris Games will be, if all goes well, his fourth Olympic Games after Beijing 2008 (elimination in the quarter-finals by Novak Djokovic), Rio 2016 (elimination in the quarter-finals by Kei Nishikori) and Tokyo 2021 (elimination in the first round by Alya Ivashka).

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