The Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters was hit with a double withdrawal on Wednesday afternoon, as Germans Tommy Haas and Florian Mayer were forced to pull out of the first clay court Masters event of the season.
World No. 17 Tommy Haas pulled out of Monte Carlo with a shoulder injury, which had been bothering him for several months now. The issue began when Haas was forced to withdraw in the opening round of the Australian Open against Donald Young and it has bothered him ever since. He managed to reach the fourth round at Indian Wells, before losing to 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, yet also withdrew from the Miami Masters and the Davis Cup tie against France last week with the same injury.
World No. 30 Florian Mayer withdrew from Monte Carlo due to a groin injury he suffered at the Miami Masters. The German was scheduled to meet eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the third round of the Sony Open, yet pulled out ahead of the match after injuring his groin. He is yet to fully recover from the injury.
The Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters takes place between April 13-20 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.