Frenchman Tsonga ruled out for rest of 2020 due to back injury | Tennis News


A lingering decrease again drawback has compelled Jo-Wilfried Tsonga out of his dwelling Grand Slam on the French Open and the remainder of 2020, the previous world quantity 5 mentioned on Wednesday.
The 35-year-old Tsonga has not performed since decrease again ache compelled him to retire from his first-round match on the Australian Open in January in opposition to Alexei Popyrin whereas trailing 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-1.
Tsonga, the 2008 finalist in Melbourne, mentioned the issues nonetheless persist and he must miss the French Open, which begins on September 27, and the remaining tournaments within the 12 months.
“However I nonetheless have the morale, the trend, the will and the motivation to return again in 2021, hoping that issues will develop for the higher,” mentioned the two-time French Open semi-finalist, who’s ranked 52 on this planet.
“Getting again to the courts and combating in opposition to all these unbelievable gamers could be a dream.”

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