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Jesus Christ man, just take some time off. Montpelier was unnecessary if the injury is so bad physically and especially mentally if you feel it is ruining your life. I've had tough knee injuries. You can barely walk, let alone run, without major pain with every fucking step, and the pain pills and anti-inflammatory stuff only works short-term. It led me down a bad path, and they still ain't healed 100%, hopefully Gael can get his issues fixed.

Take some time off, and get healed, Gael.
 

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Feb 7th's L'Equipe said Gael is already in Vancouver. Forget is not mentioning a possibility of a 5th player yet.

COUPEDAVIS
Monfils rejoint la bande

AINSI, IL FAUT VENIR AU CANADA pour avoir chaud. Présente ici depuis vendredi, l’équipe de France de Coupe Davis a déjà au moins échappé au piège virtuel du frimas (6 degrés). Deux, trois jours d’adaptation aux conditions locales, voilà une rareté qui ne se refuse pas. « Pour une fois, on a pu s’y mettre tranquillement, témoignait le capitaine, Guy Forget, hier. On en a profité pour courir dans un parc, sur une presqu’île superbe, dans une ville magnifique. Tout va bien. » Mêmela salle excentrée du Thunderbird Sports Center (un bel écrin de 4 000 places dédié au hockey universitaire), à vingt-cinq minutes du centre, via une route paisible longeant l’estuaire, ne recelait aucun de ces pièges pimentant parfois la Coupe Davis. On annonçait des conditions rapides idéales pour Milos Raonic, le bombardier du cru. Elles seront « intermédiaires », selon Forget, « avec des balles vives qui ralentissent vite » . Mais les Canadiens ont dans leur poche un ultime effet de manche, avec ces neuf heures de décalage horaire délibérément choisies pour faire bâiller les Bleus le plus longtemps possible. Et là, le coup a déjà porté. On pense évidemment très fort à Gaël Monfils, arrivé hier après douze heures de vol sur le coup de 14 heures, heure locale ( 23 heures en France), d’autant moins fringant avec son genou qui siffle depuis sa demi- finale contre Simon à Montpellier. En annonçant sa volonté de ne pas voir les joueurs français participer au tournoi de l’hérault, Guy Forget savait évidemment les risques encourus : avec un finaliste physiquement atteint, ce ne pouvait être pire. « Mais ça devrait aller, disait le capitaine hier, qui n’évoquait même pas la possibilité de faire appel à un cinquième joueur. J’ai parlé à Gaël avant qu’il ne s’envole. Il m’a dit qu’il sentait un peu son genou. Mais avec un peu de repos, les soins avec le staff et les anti-inflammatoires, je reste confiant. On va prendre le temps qu’il récupère bien. Et avec Bennet (Benneteau) et Mika (Llodra), on a de quoi sur le papier pour faire face en cas de mauvaise nouvelle. Maintenant, c’était prévisible, avec le décalage, il faudra à Gaël au moins trois jours pour commencer à être pas mal. » Dans trois jours, ce sera tout juste la veille des premiers matches.
 

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Was he injured at Montpellier?
 

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Where is the title of this thread coming from?

The knee injury is self inflicted to an extent. Something was clearly fucked against Kukushkin.
 

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Muzzahlovah said:
Was he injured at Montpellier?
he was painful yes, he got something during his match against Simon and was afraid he could not play the final the morning before the match.

Didn't see anywhere saying he's heading for major surgery
yes I heard nothing like that in France, seemingly only a fear from the OP.

Where is the title of this thread coming from?
a sentence which Gaël pronounced last sunday, because he's just fed-up about having so many problems with his knee.
 

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Would it be too evil to mention the elephant in the room regarding his knee?

Yeah well, an injury like that can be nasty and can take a long time to recover from, but maybe he'll come back with a new perspective on how to use his skills without damaging his body as much.
 

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this knee injury has infected him for many years
he wo from beijing & shanghai last year also cause knee injury
but I remember it's not in match with simon
interview after R2,he said feel a bit pain on his knee
even before AO,I heard his knee was pain
 

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Monfils tends to be pretty jerky/jumpy in his movements compared to many other players. He just likes to do those insane direction switches and crowd pleasing smash shots. I could imagine they are killers on the knees especially for a tall guy like him. Easy to forget that Monfils is 193 cm. I always think of him as 185cm or so because he is so blazing fast compared to many guys around the same height.

I think Monfils problem is the speed. It might be a blessing for his game but for his knees it's a curse. He has a lot more force to slow down than many other of the taller guys when he goes for those wide shots. Think he should intentionally play more aggressive on the fast and hard surfaces to save his knees.
 

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He has Osgood Schlatter illness, it's due to the fact he grew up too fast when he was a teenager, Tennis magazine already talked about it, it's chronic, not serious and a surgery would be needless
 

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He has Osgood Schlatter illness, it's due to the fact he grew up too fast when he was a teenager, Tennis magazine already talked about it, it's chronic, not serious and a surgery would be needless
yes that sounds horrible but again if Monfils decides to play aggressive consistently he might reduce the swelling thus pain in his knee

this has to be a mental battle for him.I would 1-2 punch my ass off :shrug:
 

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Its amazing that Gael beat Rafa ,Simon, and really came close to beating Berdych with how his knees are feeling. Gael should not play DC and withdraw from San Jose and Memphis and get healthy for IW/Miami because he has missed those 2 tournaments the last two years.
 

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Doesn't he have chronic tendonitis?

Playing through it makes the problem a whole lot worse, and really the only cure is rest. He should also consider his movements...whilst it is 'exciting' to see him dive all over the court, it is obviously hurting him to do so. Sometimes it is just best to give up on a ball, especially when the chances of recovering a rally are slim to none. :shrug:
 

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Sliding on hard courts, something he does, is the worst thing you can do when you have an injury like this.
 

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Even with his knee at 100% he's still a colossal underachiever and disappointment to his fans everywhere.

Perhaps, he should just retire and play paddle tennis instead.
 
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