Frenchman Gilles Simon said he is taking a break from competitive tennis for mental-health purposes.

He made the announcement Friday on Twitter, posted in French. The translation reads:

"My heart is no longer there to travel and play in these conditions, unfortunately I have to take a break in order to preserve myself mentally. Hoping that morale returns as soon as possible.

"Thank you to all the faithful for your support. See you soon."

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