Richard Gasquet pulls out of Rio Olympics with back injury, replaced by Benoit Paire
“Harmed in the back, Richard Gasquet has pulled back from contending in the Olympics. He will be supplanted by Benoit Paire,” the FFT said.
Gasquet was likewise compelled to pull back from Wimbledon amid a match against kindred comrade Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, prior this month.
The 30-year-old had passed up a great opportunity a chance to show up at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
A spate of wounds has kept the Frenchman out of activity for some time. The world number 14, who already won doublesbronze when he joined forces up with Julien Benneteau at London 2012 Olympics, will neglect to show up.