The Frenchman Ricard Gasquet (ATP 26) is Thursday, had surgery for a inguinal hernia and will continue two months longer on the side stand. That hit Tuesday known in the margin of the presentation of the ATP tournament in Montpellier (hard/524.340 euro), that will take place from 4 to 10 February.
The French number one is already in the out of competition since the Masters 1.000 tournament in Paris, at the beginning of november. Gasquet can by the surgery for the first time since the inception of the tournament in Montpellier in 2010 not to participate. He took out three times the gold (2013, 2015, and 2016).
The Belgian number one, David Goffin (ATP 22), takes part in Montpellier. Last year went to Liège in the semi-finals against Gasquet, in the final of another Frenchman, Lucas Pouille (ATP 31), lost.