Organizers: Monfils withdraws from French Open
PARIS (AP) French Open organizers say Gael Monfils has withdrawn from the clay-court Grand Slam tournament because of a viral infection.
The 14th-ranked Monfils reached the Monte Carlo Masters final this season but a drop in form over recent weeks resulted in early exits in Madrid and Rome. He was also hampered by a hamstring injury last month.
The French tennis federation said Monfils was advised by his doctors to skip the Roland Garros.
Monfils' best result at the French Open was a run to the semifinals in 2008. Last year, he lost in the fourth round to Roger Federer, who is also missing from the French Open this year.