Monfils, Gasquet pull out of Monte Carlo Masters

Updated: Apr 13, 2012, 13:06 PM IST

Paris: France`s Gael Monfils and Richard Gasquet pulled out of the Masters 1000 event in Monte Carlo due to injury.

Monfils, world No. 14, cited a side strain after playing no part in last weekend`s Davis Cup quarterfinal defeat to the United States, while Gasquet`s coach Riccardo Piatti confirmed on his Twitter account that Gasquet would also be sidelined for the event because of a right shoulder injury, Xinhua reported.

Gasquet, ranked 17th, had also pulled out of the Davis Cup clash against the US because of the same problem.