“How many Rolands do I have left?” asks Gaël Monfils after his parcel


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Struck in the wrist during his first round win against Sebastian Baez, the 36-year-old Frenchman announced on Wednesday night that he will not play his match against Denmark’s Holger Rune on Thursday.

“More than disappointment”. On the eve of his second-round bout against No. 6 seed Holger Rune of Denmark, originally scheduled for Thursday, June 1 in a “night session” on center court, it was an embittered Gaël Monfils who showed up in Conference Press. Victim ofpartial rupture of the triangular carpal ligament of the left wrist during his victory over Argentinian Sebastian Baez for his entry into the tournament, “la Monf” was forced to retire for the remainder of the Parisian Grand Slam.

“I don’t show it too much, but there is more than disappointment. How many Rolands do I have left? This is above all the real question. I won’t be able to answer”, dropped the 36-year-old Frenchman, lucid at a press conference when he had just heard the news from his medical staff. Since turning professional in 2004, Monfils has only missed three editions of Porte d’Auteuil (2012, 2016, 2022), even reaching the semifinal in 2008, which he lost to Roger Federer. Although he has only played one match this year, his duel against Baez will undoubtedly remain one of the highlights of the fortnight.

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