Gael Monfils withdraws from Roland Garros giving way to Holger Rune

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Gael Monfils withdraws from Roland Garros and gives the green light to Holger Rune

After Tuesday night’s epic battle against Argentina’s Sebastian Baez and won in the fifth set in precarious physical condition, 36-year-old French home favorite and Roland Garros crowd idol Gael Monfils announced his retirement from the Paris Slam.

The cause is a wrist problem that had already emerged during the mach, so much so that it xostricted him to an incredible comeback. Thus fades the great challenge with one of the young lions of the men’s circuit, the Dane Holger Rune, who thus advances without playing in the third round.

This year Monfils played Roland Garros for the 16th time since 2005, a tournament in which he reached the semifinals in 2008 and the quarterfinals three times.

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