Martínez enters the final box after the withdrawal of Monfils

Pedro Martínez, who had lost in the previous one against Delbonis, enters the picture after the last minute loss of Monfils. Goffin beat Cilic at the start of the tournament.

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French tennis player Gael Monfils, number 13 in the world rankings, announced this Sunday that he will not play the Monte Carlo tournament due to a muscle injury. Monfils explained, in a message on his Twitter account, that he had been suffering from discomfort in his right calf for days, which was amplified in training yesterday Saturday.

An ultrasound "has confirmed the extent of the injury", so "I am forced to delay my return to competition," he added. Monfils, the tenth seed of the tournament, was due to make his debut tomorrow Monday against the Spanish Pablo Andújar. Thus, Spanish Pedro Martínez enters the final draw as a "lucky loser" after having lost to Delbonis in the final preliminary round. Martinez will face the American Tommy Paul this Monday,

Goffin opens the Monte Carlo box with a victory over Cilic

The Belgian David Goffin, world tennis number 14, debuted the Monte Carlo tennis tournament this Sunday with a 6-4, 3-6 and 6-0 victory over Croatian Marin Cilic. Goffin, the eleventh seed, will meet German Alexander Zverev, fifth seed, who was exempt in the first round in the round of 32.

Montecarlo is the first appointment of the Spanish Rafael Nadal with the European clay court season, in a tournament that he has already won eleven times, eight of them consecutively, between 2005 and 2012. Current number 3 in the world ranking, Nadal would only cross with the number one, the Serbian Novak Djokovic, in a hypothetical final.

In case of winning the Monegasque tournament for the twelfth time, the Balearic player would regain the number two in the world to the detriment of the Russian Daniil Medvedev. The Spanish, exempt in the first round, will make his debut against the winner of the match between the Frenchman Adrián Mannarino and a player from the previous phase



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