Gael Monfils, the 25-year-old Frenchman who was ranked no. 7 in the ATP rankings in July 2011, has suffered an injury to his right knee and will withdraw from the French Open, which began its qualifying matches May 22 and will run through June 10. The news was officially announced by the ATP World Tour.
Monfils, who has earned $6,165,885 to date from winnings, had made the semi-finals of the French Open in 2008 and the quarterfinals in 2009 and 2011. A hamstring injury kept him out of the 2007 U.S. Open and the 2008 Australian Open. That same year, in 2008, shortly before his opening match at Wimbledon, Monfils was forced to withdraw because of a shoulder injury. He also withdrew from the Wimbledon Championships in 2009 because of a wrist injury.
There is currently no timetable for his return.