Lucas Pouille withdraws from Montpellier, Rotterdam

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Lucas Pouille withdraws from Montpellier, Rotterdam

World No. 24 Lucas Pouille has delayed his comeback after withdrawing from the upcoming indoor events in Montpellier and Rotterdam. Pouille, 24, announced his decision on Twitter and underlined that his goal is return at "100 percent" and "without feeling pain."

The Frenchman suffered a blow at the beginning of the season when he pulled out of the ATP Cup, Adelaide International and Australian Open because of an elbow injury. The 25-year-old had been expected to make his return to competitive action at the beginning of February but unfortunately that won't be the case.

Pouille has made four appearances in Montpellier throughout his career, while he has played twice in Rotterdam. Former world No. 10 Pouille claimed his maiden Montpellier title in 2018 after beating Richard Gasquet in an all-French final.

The Frenchman hasn't experienced similar success in Rotterdam as there he has collected two first round exits. As it stands now, the five-time ATP champion will most likely make his season in Acapulco, which takes place between February 24-29.