French No 1 Gael Monfils has revealed his withdrawal from recent tournaments is due to a probable adverse reaction to his third dose of coronavirus vaccine. MailOnline has more.
The Frenchman has not played since a one-sided loss to Swede Mikael Ymer in Montpellier three weeks ago and will not represent his country in Davis Cup next week.
Monfils, 35, is hoping he will be able to return for the Masters tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami next month.
Writing on Twitter, Monfils said: “Hello everyone, I wanted to give you some news following my recent withdrawals from tournaments. I suffered a small health glitch (probably following my third dose of vaccine).
“On the advice of my doctor, I decided to take some time to rest. So unfortunately I will not be able to play the Davis Cup next week. I hope to be able to return in the United States.”
He is the second French player to be forced off court after a suspected adverse reaction to a coronavirus vaccine.
Jeremy Chardy, now ranked 138, has not played a match since the U.S. Open last summer.
Novak Djokovic, who is playing his first tournament of the season in Dubai this week, is the only unvaccinated player in the men’s top 100.