2014 French Open doubles champ Julien Benneteau withdraws

PARIS (AP) Reigning French Open men's doubles champion Julien Benneteau is pulling out of this year's tournament because he has not fully recovered from a sports hernia.

The French tennis federation announced Benneteau's withdrawal from both singles and doubles Thursday, a day before the draw.

He has been bothered by the injury since March.

France's Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin teamed up to win their first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros in 2014.

The French Open begins Sunday.

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