While we were wondering when we would see Gaël Monfils shine on the courts again, he could become a father this week, just a few days after Rafael Nadal.
After missing Sofia two weeks ago, the Frenchman has also withdrawn from Florence and Naples. Although still registered in Vienna and Bercy, will he really return in 2022 after such an event?
It is the Parisian who gave a clue on Twitter this Monday: “I wish you all a beautiful week, mine can have the most beautiful gift in the world,” he wrote. His wife, Elina Svitolina, should not be long in giving birth.
« I can spend precious moments with my wife and accompany her in the last weeks of her pregnancy. You will understand that I will have to adapt my resumption date because of this happy event »
Inevitably, with only a few tournaments played this season, Monfils is progressively moving away from the top seeded positions in grand slams. This week, Monfils is ranked 38th in the world. The points from his Sofia 2021 final are gone. Those of Indian Wells will disappear soon. At the Race, he is 46th … This means that the Tricolor will not be seeded at the Australian Open. Except for a successful return before the end of the season. A hypothesis that seems less and less likely…
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