World No. 22 Gael Monfils insisted he didn't feel well on the court and he had to throw up. During his Cincinnati Masters round-of-16 clash against Andrey Rublev, Monfils threw up in a courtside garbage can. Monfils appeared to be troubled by his left knee and he sat down and was a bit later visited by physio.
Monfils also threw up in a courtside garbage can but didn't want to see the doctor immediately because he didn't want to ruin Rublev's momentum. Rublev wasn't having it as he shouted: "Not feeling well? Look at how he runs." "I had something in my stomach that I had to go and throw up, at 2–0.
At the start of the second set, I asked the doctor for some medicine. It was hot. I threw up everything I had eaten since the morning and I felt much better," Monfils explained, per We Love Tennis.
A positive week for Monfils
Monfils, a former world No.
6, claimed two wins at the Cincinnati Masters before he was sent packing by Rublev. Monfils beat Dusan Lajovic in his Cincinnati opener, before handing a straight-set defeat to Alex de Minaur in the second round. "I train like crazy.
Things are going gradually, I'm happy," Monfils noted. The win over de Minaur put Monfils in the 500 ATP wins club. "I feel great. Obviously I'm happy to get the 500th win under my belt. It's a great achievement and I'm very proud," Monfils said.
"It's a blessing and I'm very happy about it." Monfils never imagined he would reach the 500 ATP wins milestone. "It's been a while I've been playing. To be honest just before coming here, I didn't really know that I was that close and now 500, if I think about it, it's a big number," Monfils said. "It's been a lot of wins over the years. I never thought that when I started I would be at that amount of wins."