Tennis

Monfils latest to withdraw from Olympics

Frenchman Gael Monfils has become the latest player to withdraw from the Olympic tennis competition.

 
Nadal pulls out of London - TennisAFP
 

In a statement the governing body said the world number 15 had been injured with his place in the singles draw going to compatriot Julien Benneteau.

Benneteau, who led Roger Federer by two sets at Wimbledon this year, joins countryman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon and Richard Gasquet in the men's singles.

Defending men's singles champion Rafa Nadal pulled out on Thursday with knee problems while Germany's Andrea Petkovic's ankle injury has led to her withdrawal from the women's singles.

The tennis tournament runs from July 28-August 5 at Wimbledon.

 - Eurosport
     
     
     
    Do not miss
    Follow Eurosport.com
     
    On Facebook
     
    On Twitter
     
    On Mobile
    EurosportCopyright 2014
    Eurosport.com is available in other languages