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Monfils withdraws from Paris

David Kenzie
10-31-2005, 03:06 PM
Just heard this on Sport+, this really sucks for the tournament. Anybody knows why ?

Truc
10-31-2005, 03:08 PM
Knee injury.

*julie*
10-31-2005, 03:09 PM
It seems he suffers from a tendonitis at the left knee... :sad:

Choupi
10-31-2005, 03:11 PM
That really sucks! Get well soon Gaël. :awww:

Nathaliia
10-31-2005, 03:12 PM
awww it had to happen :sad: bad luck :sad: get well soon Gael :wavey:

NicoFan
10-31-2005, 03:13 PM
Not another injury!!!

Poor Monfils.

And feel sorry for those attending the Paris tournament, and the organizers.

Another one bites the dust because the season is too long.

shotgun
10-31-2005, 03:20 PM
Not another injury!!!

Poor Monfils.

And feel sorry for those attending the Paris tournament, and the organizers.

Another one bites the dust because the season is too long.

Come on, injuries happen through out the whole year.

jole
10-31-2005, 03:22 PM
Hope he gets feeling better.

Chloe le Bopper
10-31-2005, 03:31 PM
Clearly he was just afraid to play Mahut.

No, really, I hope that he's okay. Probably better that this happen now then in the middle of the season :shrug: It would have been nice for him to gain some more points here, but he'll get by without.

landoud
10-31-2005, 03:34 PM
too bad.... that tourny sucks

silverwhite
10-31-2005, 03:34 PM
Clearly he was just afraid to play Mahut.

No, really, I hope that he's okay. Probably better that this happen now then in the middle of the season :shrug: It would have been nice for him to gain some more points here, but he'll get by without.

Becca :lol:

savesthedizzle
10-31-2005, 03:36 PM
Clearly he was just afraid to play Mahut.


Who wouldn't be? :p


Hope Gael gets well soon, he has plenty of time to rest and recover now.

Choupi
10-31-2005, 03:36 PM
Clearly he was just afraid to play Mahut.

You wish! ;)

vincayou
10-31-2005, 03:38 PM
Clearly he was just afraid to play Mahut.

No, really, I hope that he's okay. Probably better that this happen now then in the middle of the season :shrug: It would have been nice for him to gain some more points here, but he'll get by without.

No to mention, that he wanted to play in his city and where he had some success last year. I'm pretty sure that the organisers are disgusted, it's a bit like if Nadal had retired from Madrid.
Oh well, there is Lisnard instead of him. :banghead: This tournament is doomed

SwissMister1
10-31-2005, 03:45 PM
Oh well, there is Lisnard instead of him. :banghead: This tournament is doomed

Mahut must be the happiest man in France right now. Too bad for Gael, hopefully this is something he can just rest and be ready for the Aussie season, although I worry for someone who slides around like Gael playing on the Rebound Ace.

NYCtennisfan
10-31-2005, 04:13 PM
That's too bad for both Gael and for this tournament. He had a chance to do really well here.

*julie*
10-31-2005, 04:18 PM
On Sport +, they also said there were rumours about Roddick withdrawing... Any confirmations?

shotgun
10-31-2005, 04:22 PM
It has never been so easy to win a Masters Series event. Don't miss out on this one, kids!

R.Federer
10-31-2005, 04:26 PM
This will be the T.M.S "with an asterix" to show that the winner's achievement must be qualified by who did *not* play

Maybe Paris T.M.S will try to become a clay court T.M.S and move to May next year

richard gasquet
10-31-2005, 04:27 PM
gael :sad:

get well soon hopefully.Take care and come back stronger for the next year :hug:

hum... hum... what is the next??? :o

case
10-31-2005, 04:38 PM
LETS ALL ACCEPT THAT THE TOURNAMENT IS CURSED!!!!!** :devil:


**(and that the season is too long!)

juanito7
10-31-2005, 05:08 PM
it realy sucks!!! Gael seemed such fit in Lyon, I thought he would reach semis or more in paris... plus, the points he's gonna lose from last year because of not being able to defend them... oh shit and still shit for french young guns!! I was so happy telling me, yeah gasquet and monfils will play in Paris, it's gonna be great... and no, none of them will play, instead of them you got lisnard and mahut, that's another kettle of fish!!! i dont give a fuck about those two players, their carreers wont ever rise, they wont progress anymore... Please bring us back richie and gael!!!

star
10-31-2005, 05:19 PM
LETS ALL ACCEPT THAT THE TOURNAMENT IS CURSED!!!!!** :devil:


**(and that the season is too long!)

Even if the season were only 6 months long, players would pull out of the last tournament before the Masters. Either they aren't going to improve their ranking or they aren't going to improve it enough to make a difference. You have players pulling out of tournaments all year long for one reason or another. This isn't a recent thing. The ATP created the TMS with strict rules just to force players to play in the series. It hasn't worked completely, but it's better than how it used to be.

case
10-31-2005, 05:58 PM
U might have players pulling out all season long, but this tournament has been devastated by injuries. Tournaments need the big players to be commercially successful and money IS what fuels all sports-including tennis. I cant believe this is the best schedule the ATP can come up with or that these injuries are a normal part of tennis. Injuries are becoming more commonplace and more serious in their nature. And this shift might be a result of alot of issues (including the modern racquets, training and the current style of play), not the least of which is probably the number of tournaments. As for the rankings the only players getting points these days are the also ran players, u have to admit something is wrong with this picture.

star
10-31-2005, 06:13 PM
I think injuries are becoming more commonplace than they were but I think that has something to do with the equipment and the hard surfaces that pound the body. I don't think it is the lenght of the season, although you might argue that the pounding the body takes over the course of the seasons compounds the problem.

Plus, you don't know the seriousness of all these "injuries." Players sometimes claim injury simply because they don't want to play. For instance, I don't think a perfectly healthy Lleyton Hewitt is going to leave Australia, fly to France, and then go back to Shanghai even if his wife weren't expecting a baby and he didn't have the groin and toe problem. I don't know if they really prevent him from playing or not, but he's got the claim.

Jimnik
10-31-2005, 06:51 PM
That's a shame. No Gasquet, no Monfils - not what the locals wanted.

DhammaTiger
10-31-2005, 10:15 PM
Oh no! Get Well soon Gael.

Geniey2g
10-31-2005, 11:15 PM
Come on, injuries happen through out the whole year.
yeah, but u gotta admit that tournaments right before slams and at the end of the year suffer because players are either saving themselves for the slam, or in this case the masters cup.

Geniey2g
10-31-2005, 11:16 PM
I'd be pissed if I'd bought a ticket for this TMS. Let's hope the remaining players can make it a good one. COME ON, James!! :dance:

idolwatcher1
11-01-2005, 12:25 AM
I'd be pissed if I'd bought a ticket for this TMS. Let's hope the remaining players can make it a good one. COME ON, James!! :dance:

If I was a fan of tennis before I was a fan of a certain player(s), then I would be happy to go to the event even if it consisted mainly of players who weren't considered the "top" ones...

delsa
11-01-2005, 12:52 AM
This is catastrophic. :sad: