Gael Monfils' injury-plagued season continues, pulls out of Rome Masters

Gael Monfils' injury-plagued season continues, pulls out of Rome Masters

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French tennis player Gael Monfils will be missing his third Masters 1000 event of the season after withdrawing from the upcoming Rome Masters. 2006 Rome semi-finalist won't be making his fifth ever singles main draw appearance at the Italian event.

Une mauvaise nouvelle n'arrive jamais seule : touché à la cheville, Gaël #Monfils déclare forfait pour les @InteBNLdItalia de #Rome 😑 pic.twitter.com/n6GCHQUozx — We Are Tennis France (@WeAreTennisFR) May 12, 2017
The 30-year-old has had an injury-plagued season thus far in 2017.

He suffered leg injuries in March at the Indian Wells Masters which caused him to miss the Miami Masters and Monte Carlo Masters. Monfils, the world number 16, made his comeback last week in Munich and was a participant at this week's Madrid Masters.

The French exited the Madrid event in the first-round after falling to fellow countryman Gilles Simon. Monfils' leg got hurt during the match and he clearly wasn't at his best after the injury. The main goal of Monfils is to be healthy and ready for the French Open, May 28th - June 11th.

Also read: Gael Monfils to journalists: 'I don't want to speak'.

Then he apologizes on Twitter .