The journalist who talks about a surgery is usually a well-informed one, in the French sportsnewspaper "l'Equipe". It seems that there will be an article about it in the newspaper tomorrow, I guess following the medical exams.
What was his exact diagnosis before (since May when he pulled out of RG)? I mean was it a torn tendon or sth? Just want to better understand what he may be dealing with.
Sorry Lalaland I don't remember what the exact diagnosis was
. It's the right knee, that's all I remember, probably they talked about it in Monfils's forum
you know that a trip Europe -> Asia is always tiring
moreover he claimed that he was already exhausted after Metz...better take a week off and not going to the other side of the world...personnally I don't feel sorry at all for him
I know that a trip is tiring, but I don't think it may really affect the knee (I guess Monfils travels in "business class"
), I'd rather think it's playing which affects it most.
That's why I'd rather share your opinion that he might have avoided playing the week after (rather than playing challengers), but well he and his team and doctors know better than me
I think you're too harsh when you say you "don't feel sorry for him" whereas you don't know all the elements. But you're not the only one I've read saying that
Anyway, I think people should feel sorry for a guy who may be not very sensible but who is very enthusiastic. A surgery would be disastrous for him when he's in his prime years as it might keep him out of court for long.