World No.24 Gael Monfils has withdrawn from Hopman Cup 2016 due to a leg injury and will be replaced by compatriot Kenny De Schepper for Team France.
“I’m disappointed that I have to withdraw from the Hopman Cup,” Monfils said today.
“I was really looking forward to travelling to Perth for the first time and teaming up with Caroline Garcia.
“I wish Kenny and Caroline the best of luck and hope they can hold up that prestigious trophy.”
Hopman Cup Tournament Director Paul Kilderry said it is disappointing to hear the news about Monfils but wished him a speedy recovery.
“It’s unfortunate to hear Gael is unable to play in Perth. We wish him well over the next couple of weeks ahead of the Aussie Open,” Kilderry said.
“We are pleased to welcome Kenny to the Hopman Cup field. We know how excited he will be to play on centre court at Perth Arena with Caroline next week.”
De Schepper, the current world No.148’s best Grand Slam result is a fourth round appearance at Wimbledon before reaching a career high ranking of 62.
|Hopman Cup 2016 field (ATP and WTA rankings as of 31 December 2015)|
|Australia Green|| Nick Kyrgios and  Daria Gavrilova|
|Australia Gold|| Jarmila Gajdosova and  Lleyton Hewitt|
|Czech Republic|| Karolina Pliskova and  Jiri Vesely|
|France|| Caroline Garcia and  Kenny De Schepper|
|Germany|| Sabine Lisicki and  Alexander Zverev|
|Great Britain|| Andy Murray and  Heather Watson|
|Ukraine|| Elina Svitolina and  Alexandr Dolgopolov|
|USA|| Serena Williams and  Jack Sock|
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