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France's Monfils pulls out of French Open

May 25, 2012 09:08 IST

World No 13 Gael Monfils has pulled out of the French Open because of a right knee injury, the French tennis federation (FFT) said on Thursday.

Gael MonfilsThe injury-prone Frenchman, who lost to Roger Federer in the quarter-finals at the claycourt Grand Slam event last year, will be out of action for three weeks.

Monfils has been struggling with his form in recent weeks and suffered a shock defeat to unheralded American Brian Baker in the second round at Nice on Wednesday.

The French Open starts at Roland Garros on Sunday.

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