Monfils withdraws from Olympics with injury
Friday, July 20, 2012
LONDON (AP) -- French tennis player Gael Monfils has withdrawn from the Olympics because of a right knee injury.
The No. 17-ranked Monfils dropped out a day after Rafael Nadal also ruled himself out of the London Games because of undisclosed injury problems.
Monfils was replaced Friday by Julien Benneteau for the July 28-Aug. 5 Olympic tennis competition at Wimbledon. He will play singles alongside Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon and Richard Gasquet.
Benneteau will also play with Gasquet in men's doubles, while Tsonga will team up with Michael Llodra.
The 25-year-old Monfils didn't play at the French Open and Wimbledon this year because of the knee problem.