Gael Monfils reveals first examination results after unfortunate Montreal injury



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Gael Monfils reveals first examination results after unfortunate Montreal injury

Gael Monfils has decided to fly back to Europe after the first scan results returned as "not great." On Thursday, Monfils clashed rising British star Jack Draper in the Montreal Masters last-16. At the start of the second set, Monfils sustained a foot injury and he required an immediate intervention.

After a visit from the doctor, Monfils tried to continue the match but it was too painful so he decided to retire the match. "Hello! Tough one tonight in Montreal. The 1st exams that I have had are not great. I have decided to fly back to Europe to consult with my doctors.

I will keep you updated as soon as possible. Thank you again for all your messages of support," Monfils tweeted after the match.

Monfils just returned from an injury

In May, Monfils underwent a heel surgery and was forced to skip the French Open.

After the French Open, Monfils also skipped the entire grass season, including Wimbledon. This week, Monfils was playing his first tournament in three months. In his first tournament back, Monfils won two matches before suffering a foot injury versus Draper.

Monfils lost the first set with a 6-2 score versus Draper, but won the opening two games of the second set. Then, Monfils sustained a foot injury that ended the match. After reaching his first Masters quarterfinal, Draper admitted that wasn't how he wanted to make it past Monfils.

"I know what it's like to do an ankle," a subdued Draper said post-match. "I did one last year and rebounded. I hope Gael is alright. I wish him all the best for the rest of the season. I guess to be in the quarter-finals is nice for myself, but it's never how you want it to happen." Since Monfils has now flown back to Europe, it doesn't seem very likely that he will be ready for the US Open.