Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, beaten in the first round of the ATP tennis tournament in Lyon, said on Monday “Sorry about Gaël Monfils' package at Roland-Garros” for a foot injury.
“I'm sorry for him but also happy for him (his wife, Elina Svitolina is pregnant, editor's note). What we want is to play at Roland-Garros. That's where you want to express yourself and that's where he often expressed himself best in Grand Slams. I hope he will be able to heal all of this so that he can continue.”he commented at a press conference.
Gaël Monfils, 22nd player in the world, was also due to play in the Lyon tennis tournament (May 15 to 21), of which he was seeded N.3.