World number 11 Gael Monfils is set to go into rehabilitation for injuries to his patella and achilles heel. “The exams that I did today have revealed a chondropathy of my left patella and a tear in my left achilles heel,” Monfils said on Monday. “I will start tomorrow a rehabilitation program and will do all it takes to recover as soon as possible.”
The Frenchman struggled last week in Indian Wells, where he went down to Austrian Dominic Thiem in the round-of-16. He is set to miss the Miami Open.
Monfils, a two-time grand-slam semi-finalist, will enter a recovery program due to knee and Achilles injuries. Monfils holds an 8-4 win-loss record this year, including reaching quarter-finals in Marseille and Dubai.