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)