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Gael Monfils will miss the French Open and undergo a “small procedure” to correct the injury

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Gael Monfils will miss the French Open after deciding to undergo surgery on his right heel.

World number 22 is the highest-scoring Frenchman on the ATP Tour, but he will be absent from his home Grand Slam for only the third time in his career.

Semi-finalist in 2008, Monfils last reached the quarterfinals of Roland-Garros in 2014, but the 35-year-old was hoping for a deep run this year after reaching the last eight of the Australian Open in January.

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A heel injury paid off his chances, however, with Monfils also missing the Lyon Open as he chooses to correct the problem with a “small” procedure.

“Hello everyone, I am sorry to inform you that I am forced to withdraw from the Open Parc de Lyon and the French Open next week. I was bothered by a heel spur from Monte-Carlo to the right heel that prevents me from moving properly on the pitch, ”Monfils said on Twitter.

“I decided to go through a little procedure this week to deal with the problem before returning to competitive play. I will keep you updated on my progress when I have more news ”.

The Roland-Garros story replied: “Take care, Gaël! I hope to see you on the field again soon ”.

Monfils and wife Elina Svitolina – the number 32 in the women’s world – revealed on Sunday they have a baby girl in October.

“With a heart full of love and happiness, we are delighted to announce that we are expecting a baby girl in October,” both players tweeted.

Svitolina, who married Monfils last July, last played at the Miami Open in March and also misses the French Open.

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