The former French n ° 1 in turn forfeits the Australian Open.
The galley continues against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Like Roger Federer and Lucas Pouille, the Manceau failed to take advantage of this truncated 2020 year to resolve all of his physical problems. And like Federer and Pouille, therefore, Tsonga is forced to give up the next Australian Open, the first big meeting of the year 2021.
“Despite considerable progress in recent months, I am still not able to play in competition, the objective being to return to 100%. In agreement with the medical profession, the Australian Open is therefore compromised this year, Tsonga explains in a statement. I can’t wait to get back to the courts, but I have to be patient… even if not going to Australia this year is heartbreaking. Thanks to Tennis Australia, ATP and everyone who has been fighting for months to keep tennis going in these complicated times. I wish you a happy New Year’s Eve, take care of yourself and see you soon on the courts! “
This package is a half-surprise insofar as Tsonga, at the end of last year, had already confided his doubts about the date of his resumption. The fault of this complex injury, which makes him live “A real sporting nightmare”. “I had an injury that isn’t really an injury, since it’s more wear and tear on an iliac and sacroiliac joint than something that can heal,” he explained. It’s a bit of an old man’s pathology, and it’s not easy, because suddenly I have no idea when I’ll be able to come back. ” So it won’t be for Melbourne. See you soon 36, the future remains unclear for the former world No. 5 …
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– Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (@ tsonga7) December 29, 2020