After Ljubicic quits, now Monfils... What a "comedy". Now the only possible seeded player for Federer to meet in the final is... G. Garcia Lopez. I guess the greatest "test" for him will be A. Montanes in the semis... And as I say this, I should point that I am a big Fed fan! But I would like him to have at least serious competition, because basically he may end up winning a tournament when he was the only one in the top 30 participating...
Here is the original portuguese news: http://www.record.xl.pt/noticia.aspx...0000001744&h=7
And a "loose" translation:
Originally Posted by Record
Monfils quits with stomach problems
The french says his night was difficult
Gael Monfil choose to quit this thursday from Estoril Open. The french tennis player has been in this morning in the press room claiming to have been to a rough night and, because of that, we was not in condition to play today against Alberto Martin, as it was scheduled.
"I spent all night without sleeping, feeling bad and with headaches. I vomited three or four times, and in total I must have slept about one hour", said the player, still shaken, referring that he was sorry for not being able to continue. "I was even playing well and could have made a good tourney. Now, I do not know if I will go to Madrid."
Monfils will be replaced in the draw by David Marrero, a lucky looser from the qualification.