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Old 04-17-2009, 05:49 PM   #46
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He's out for 3 weeks, so he will also miss Rome and Madrid.
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Old 04-17-2009, 07:57 PM   #47
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bad news,if he really miss 3 weeks i think he can play in madrid because its begin in 10/5/2009 but in news they said he miss madrid
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:48 PM   #48
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He'll miss Madrid, that's what his agent is saying everywhere, I can't believe he would say it like that if it wasn't completely sure yet.

Edit: it's official, he has already pulled out of Rome and Madrid.

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Old 04-17-2009, 09:06 PM   #49
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Only the exhibition to prepare RG well not a good news. He avoids the surgery at least but they were probably wrong to train so much last week
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i dont want to be pessismist but it is not sure he will play RG.
They said that he will be off at least 3 weeks.
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:40 AM   #51
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There are more news in L'Equipe today, it doesn't sound good at all for Roland-Garros:
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Plus grave que prévu, la blessure du Français risque fort de l’empêcher de jouer à Roland-Garros.

« FRANCHEMENT, C’EST SUPER compliqué à expliquer. Je ne saurais pas exactement mettre des mots dessus. C’est un truc assez grave. » Gaël Monfils n’a pas fait médecine, mais il en sait trop pour faire comme si de rien n’était. Il ne connaît peut-être pas le nom barbare de sa blessure au genou gauche, mais il sent bien que ce machin chose peut le priver des Internationaux de France. C’est en tout cas suffisamment grave pour que la rumeur d’un forfait pour le deuxième tournoi du Grand Chelem de l’année passe de bouche à oreille toute la journée d’hier à Roland-Garros. D’ailleurs, la grimace de son pote mousquetaire Gilles Simon ne laissait que peu de place au doute. « Oui, c’est possible que je ne puisse pas jouer Roland-Garros, admettait plus tard le 10e mondial au téléphone. Mais je veux garder espoir. Tout va dépendre des prochaines radios que je dois passer dans deux semaines. Les premières IRM (imagerie à résonance magnétique), la semaine dernière, n’étaient pas bonnes. Je suis au repos, je ne peux rien faire qu’attendre. » Pour Monfils, c’est évidemment un terrible coup de clim sur le museau. Demi-finaliste l’an dernier à Paris, il perdrait beaucoup de points et encore plus d’illusions si ce forfait se matérialisait. Or il semble qu’on s’oriente vers la version moche du scénario. La preuve, Monfils nous disait hier que « l’hypothèse d’une opération avait été émise ». D’après Bernard Montalvan, le médecin de la FFT qui le suit, « elle n’est pas la solution appropriée ». Sans avoir fait médecine, on croit savoir qu’on n’opère pas une tendinite avec un bistouri. « Oui, en fait, c’est plus grave qu’une tendinite », corrigeait hier Monfils.
« Quand il était ado, Gaël a déclenché une maladie de croissance, appelée maladie d’Osgood-Schlatter, précisait le docteur. Plein de sportifs ont connu cela. De temps en temps, cette zone inflammatoire du tendon rotulien se réveille. C’est le cas aujourd’hui. Cela lui était déjà arrivé fin 2007 (et son absence, liée aussi à d’autres pépins, avait duré jusqu’en mars, ce qui rend très pessimiste pour une guérison à temps pour Roland-Garros). » Dans son contre-la-montre vers Roland-Garros, il est J – 34. Et il n’y a pas de médicaments ni de chirurgie contre le temps qui passe.
La première fumée, avant le feu, fut aperçue à Indian Wells. La semaine dernière, à Monte- Carlo, le bulletin de santé a d’un coup tourné vinaigre. Monfils n’y a fait que passer, battu par Janko Tipsarevic (6-3, 6-1), mais, avant de s’en aller, il avait reparlé de ces problèmes de genoux, qu’il avait qualifiés de « tendinites ». Depuis, entre le « six à huit semaines d’indisponibilité », prédiction émise par Guy Forget, jusqu’au désengagement des tournois de Barcelone, Rome et Madrid, la situation a empiré chaque jour. Classifié comme un des meilleurs sous-chefs de Nadal sur terre battue, Monfils a d’ores et déjà fait une croix sur tout ou partie de la période supposée la plus favorable dans son calendrier. Certes, il sait qu’on peut réussir à Paris en venant de très loin. L’an dernier, il avait complété le dernier carré avec MM. Nadal, Federer et Djokovic en ayant joué le Challenger de Marrakech deux semaines avant et craint un forfait (à cause des adducteurs) jusqu’au dernier moment. Mais, cette fois, le problème a l’air plus épineux. Presque fatal.
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:57 AM   #52
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Everybody is saying he will probably miss Roland-Garros. The journalist calls Gaël then who confirms it's a possibility, it will depend on the MRI in 2 weeks. The ones of last week were not good. He's resting and can't do anything else.
Surgery has been mentioned, but the doc (Montalvan) says it wouldn't be the appropriate solution.
It's more serious than a tendinitis. When he was young, Gaël had the Osgood-Schlatter disease, which is common with active adolescents. Sometimes the pain returns. It already happened to him in the end of 2007 (and he was out for months then, but he had other problems too at the time). Still, things are not looking good for him for Roland-Garros.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:03 AM   #53
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He was sidelined from September 2007 to March 2008 last time, but it was actually a wrist injury which made him miss the whole indoor season. At least that's what we were told. And when he was about to come back in January 2008, he had to postpone his comeback again because of his knee and to wait until Dubai then.
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indeed it is bad news, I dont think he will be able to play RG. His illness looks to need time to recover.
the good point i see in this story that maybe in future he will be more careful with his body like Tsonga is doing now.
Injuries never happen at good moment but this one happens at the worst moment in the season for him.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:20 PM   #55
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A come back only for RG is probably not a good idea but that's really really pity ! The name of the disease is just
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poor Gael, I just hope he'll have a full recovery
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Not good news at all I'm really bummed he'll probably miss RG, but he shouldn't strain anything just because he wants to play RG. Hopefully the MRI in two weeks will give us some more information on if he'll be able to play...
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Hey, I am new to this messageboard. I have been reading your guys posts for about 2 years now and I decided I would join because I am a huge Gael Monfils fan. I have a question, about a year ago there was a video posted on canal+ about Gael and some struggles that he was facing. It was fairly long, about 17 minutes if I remember correctly. It appeared to be a documentary about him and what was going on. I tried clicking on the links to see the video, but it says it is not there anymore. Do any of you guys know where I could find that video? Thanks.
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Welcome around!
Do you mean this video?
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I only have the .flv file of the one about Gaël (April 2008, when he comes back from his injury break). For those who don't mind .flv files:
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There are some extracts on Youtube too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKhea1IoABM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fba5tve-EI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN8GmadMUwU
The Megaupload link still works for me.
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Thank you so much! That is the video! The youtube clips work and I downloaded the file, but I have a mac and when I go to open the file it says error, there is no application to open it... Any ideas?
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