Has anyone ever answered the question "Why was Isner the only player pulling out of Monte Carlo this year and getting a 0-point penalty ?" It's still beyond me. Gasquet for instance, also a commitment player, didn't get the penalty. Also, there were still 5 ATP 500 event weeks remaining to fulfill the commitment. Did he pull out too late, or did he say something bad to the organizers ? What ?
Gasquet withdrew with a right shoulder injury. Isner didn't give a valid reason, he just took the week off because he'd played a lot recently. Hence the difference.