Gael Monfils Hurts Knee, Davis Cup Final Now In Jeopardy?

by Tom Gainey | September 21st, 2014, 10:33 am

High flying Gael Monfils injured a knee Saturday during a loss to Joao Sousa in the Metz semifinals. The French star said after that he’ll have an MRI on Tuesday with the hope that nothing serious is wrong or an extended recovery time is needed.

“I did not want to get injured and that’s what has happened,” Monfils told AFP. “I will have an MRI on Tuesday and hope that it’s nothing serious.”

France will host Switzerland in Lille in two months on November 21 in the Davis Cup final. The French are a deep team but Monfils did play Swiss ace Roger Federer so tough at the US Open earlier this month.

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10 Comments for Gael Monfils Hurts Knee, Davis Cup Final Now In Jeopardy?

Humble Rafa Says:

I can understand the Crazy Dude’s pain.

skeezer Says:

Humble Rafa is apparently still hoping the “comedy store” will call him for a gig. Heads up, he’s better at selling dental floss.

Steve 27 Says:

Clownfils 2.0!

Giles Says:

DC Final gonna be on clay!
The Sui’s like clay, no?

RZ Says:

Grass might be the best surface for France. Sure, Fed is the top grass player of anyone competing in the DC final, but Tsonga, Gasquet, and Monfils are probably all stronger grass players than Wawrinka. Fed and Wawrinka are better clay players than those guys.

Steve 27 Says:

Fed and Wawrinka are better clay players than those guys.


RZ Says:

@ Steve 27 – I guess we’ll find out at the end of November. But I’m sticking to my view that Fed and Stan are better on clay that Tsonga, Gasquet, and Monfils.

Steve 27 Says:

No anymore.
Monfils had better showing on clay than Wawrinka at Rg, and Tsonga humilliated Federer last year at RG.

Even Gasquet can beat Federer on clay, and his match against Wawrinka last year was extremely even.

Besides, the only way they can win Davis Cup is if not taken seriously the WTF, as Djokovic in 2010.

jane Says:

Is it decided that the final will be on clay?

Steve 27 Says:

indoor clay.
Is Wwawrinka better than Tsonga or Monfils in indoor clay?
I dont think so.
I predict 3 2 for France, the 4 muskeeters can do it this time.

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