Tennis - Gael Monfils withdraws from Hopman CupFrenchman Gael Monfils has pulled out of the Hopman Cup in Western Australia with a leg injury. Monfils, the World No.24, will be replaced by fellow Frenchman Kenny de Schepper in the tournament from January 3-9 ahead of the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open in Melbourne. “I was really looking forward to travelling to Perth for the first time and teaming up with Caroline Garcia,” 29-year-old Monfils said in a statement about the mixed team tournament, according to the Australian Associated Press.

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