Operated on his right elbow in mid-July, Lucas Pouille is not yet fully recovered. The Frenchman announced this Thursday his package for Roland-Garros, which is due to start on September 27.
After Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, it’s a new tricolor package for Roland-Garros. Lucas Pouille will not participate in the 2020 edition of the Porte d’Auteuil tournament, which is due to start on Sunday, September 27.
Pouille hopes to return at the end of the season
Lucas Pouille has long been uncertain, while he chained treatment protocols while having had relapses since his right elbow operation in mid-July. “The rehabilitation phase continues to go very well: Lucas has recently been able to return to the training courts, details the press release on Thursday. Unfortunately, despite the rapid progress made, it is still too early to hope to resume competition. in optimal conditions “.
Obviously, the disappointment is great for the 26-year-old player, eliminated in the second round in 2019. “Having to give up playing Roland Garros when you are a French player is heartbreaking, explains Lucas Pouille. But I do. must be realistic and reasonable, the priority is to ensure the total healing of my elbow as well as the necessary period of preparation for my return to the circuit “. Lucas Pouille nevertheless hopes to return to the courts by the end of October for the end of the season.