Gael Monfils, Medibank International, January 11, 2010
January 11, 2010
SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES
THE MODERATOR: Unfortunately, Gäel Monfils has to withdraw from the
Medibank International Sydney because of a shoulder injury. He's come to
answer a few questions.
Q. How bad is it? Obviously it's bad enough not to play.
GÄEL MONFILS: I think I have an inflammation, and I am injured since
last week in the tournament in Brisbane. It was getting worse and worse.
I had little hope to be a bit better, but I think it's gonna be -- if
I'm keep going playing on it, it's gonna turn into something chronic I
So I need to take some days off and just need to think to be 100% for
Q. Is it a long-standing injury, or just had it last week for the first
GÄEL MONFILS: I had this like maybe two years ago. I had this now ten
days I think because maybe I overwork on it.
Then with the first tournament of the year, play long match, so I think
maybe that why I feel it like that.
Q. Do you think you'll be okay for Melbourne?
GÄEL MONFILS: I hope so. To be honest, like I plan maybe try to hit a
little bit middle of this week, and try to serve end of this week and to
see. But I really hope so.
I have treatment with my physio, and then maybe I will try to make some
x-ray to see exactly what it is. I try to stay positive on my
participation for the Australian Open.
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