Gasquet pulls out of Monte Carlo following COVID-19 related complications

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    Gasquet pulls out of Monte Carlo following COVID-19 related complications

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    FILE PHOTO: Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France – November 4, 2020 France’s Richard Gasquet in action during his second round match against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

    April 9, 2021

    (Reuters) – Frenchman Richard Gasquet said on Friday that he was pulling out of next week’s Monte Carlo Masters because of “complications related to COVID-19”.

    The world number 49, who reached the semi-finals of the claycourt Masters in 2005, has had a tough start to the season, notably not being able to take part in the Australian Open because of a foot injury.

    Gasquet, who made the announcement on Instagram, has only won two matches this year on the main tour.

    (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

    Published at Fri, 09 Apr 2021 20:05:09 +0000