Gael Monfils pulls out of Paris Masters with rib injury

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 29, 2016 10:42 AM
Gael Monfils pulls out of Paris Masters with rib injury
Gael Monfils of France returns a shot to Gilles Simon of France during their second round match of the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
PARIS (AP) — Frenchman Gael Monfils has pulled out of next week's Paris Masters because of a rib injury.

The eighth-ranked Monfils, a U.S. Open semifinalist this year, has already qualified for the season-ending ATP finals in London next month. He is making his first appearance at the finals.

Tournament organizers said Friday that Spaniard Marcel Granollers has also pulled out of the Paris Masters, without giving a reason.

They will be replaced in the main draw by Ukrainian Illya Marchenko and Argentine Guido Pella.

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