Posted October 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Gael Monfils
Gael Monfils has decided to end his season early, after an injury-hit campaign for the Frenchman. Monfils, who was sidelined for several months this year with knee problems, lost in the first round of the Swedish Open on Tuesday to Patrik Rosenholm, who is ranked 436th. On Thursday, Monfils said his knee is better but ''it's just that I'm not ready... I've got too much desire to get back to the top to accept playing awfully.'' Monfils is currently ranked 47th, but will slip to around number 70 on Monday. He adds that ''it will be really hard to climb back up the rankings - but that's the kind of challenge I like. Even at number 90, Monfils will not be a gift to other guys in the first round.''

Monfils ousted at Stockholm Open

Patrik Rosenholm of Sweden beat defending champion Gael Monfils 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Swedish Open. The Frenchman appeared to be held back by a knee problem that sidelined him for several months this year in dropping the final set to the Swede, who is ranked 436th. Earlier Tuesday, Lleyton Hewitt advanced by beating Kevin Anderson of South...
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