Gael Monfils

Tennis: Monfils Collapses in Agony at the Canada Open

French tennis player and No. 17 seed, Gael Monfils was forced to retire early in the second set of his match against British qualifier Jack Draper.

Monfils, who trailed 6-2, 0-2, received treatment on his right ankle area but couldn’t continue.

The exciting Frenchman struggled in the first set against bright British talent Jack Draper as the youngster raced away 6-2.

However, Monfils immediately broke in the second to take a 2-0 lead.

However, it all went wrong for Monfils from here.

In the third game, Monfils hit a running forehand before awkwardly landing on his right ankle.

The 35-year-old went down in agony, which prompted Draper to rush over and check on the veteran.

Draper and the chair umpire helped Monfils to his feet and took him to a chair.

However, Monfils was clearly in pain and appeared to break into tears as a result of the horror setback.

Monfils attempted to play on, but it was clear he was in too much pain to run.

Fans around the world felt for Monfils who had just returned to the ATP Tour after a three month layoff due to injury.

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