French No. 1 tennis star Gael Monfils will not represent his country in the Davis Cup after experiencing an adverse reaction to his COVID-19 booster.
Monfils, who is currently ranked No. 25 in the world for men’s tennis, has not competed since a defeat in Montpellier three weeks ago.
The tennis star made this announcement on social media addressing his health concerns:
— Gael Monfils (@Gael_Monfils) February 22, 2022
The COVID World translated:
“Hello everyone, I wanted to give you some news following my recent rest in tournaments.
I suffered a small health problem (probably following my third dose of the vaccine).
On the advice of my doctor, I decided to take time to rest.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to play the Davis Cup next week.
I hope to be able to return to the United States.”
Share this with all idiots saying super healthy Djokovic was wrong to decline the injectable.
French No 1 Gael Monfils blames adverse reaction to Covid booster for his recent withdrawals | Daily Mail Online https://t.co/QBjAxMMGCG
— Law-or-Fiction (@laworfiction) February 22, 2022
Gael Monfils has just advised he has suffered adverse effects after taking his booster (3rd Covid jab). He has to withdraw from the Davis Cup and Doctors have told him to rest.
Wish him well, and a swift recovery.
Thoughts also to Jeremy Chardy who is still not back playing. https://t.co/f4CNZpWi1n
— Pavvy G (@pavyg) February 22, 2022
"Safe" . . . again. And so "effective" the guy took three doses in less than a year: https://t.co/3eLQKKP0cA
— Eric Peters (@LibertarianCarG) February 23, 2022
After reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and winning his first title in two years in Adelaide, Monfils was upset by Mikael Ymer at the Montpellier Open.
The Daily Mail reported:
Gael Monfils has revealed his withdrawal from recent tournaments is due to a probable adverse reaction to his third dose of coronavirus vaccine.
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.
As The COVID World noted, Monfils isn’t the only French tennis player to suffer adverse reactions to the COVID-19 jab:
Monfils has become the second French tennis player to be forced off the court due to an adverse reaction to the COVID vaccine. In September last year, tennis star Jeremy Chardy suffered a severe adverse reaction to the Pfizer vaccine he had received in August. Chardy has not played a match since the US Open last summer and is now ranked 138th in the world (was 73rd before his vaccine injury).