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Gael Monfils retires from match at Wimbledon

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Gael Monfils of France smiles as he gets treatment during a medical timeout as he plays Ugo Humbert of France in a Men’s singles match during day one of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)


WIMBLEDON, England -- Gael Monfils had to retire with an injury during the fifth set of his first-round match at Wimbledon.

The 16th-seeded Monfils held a two-set lead against Ugo Humbert but couldn’t close out the win and had to quit with an apparent ankle injury when trailing 3-0 in the fifth.

Humbert, who was making his Wimbledon debut, advanced 6-7 (8), 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 3-0.

In the women’s draw, former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki advanced when her opponent had to retire in the first set. Wozniacki trailed 4-0 against Sara Sorribes Tormo but then won five straight games before the Spaniard retired.