Tsonga withdraws from French Open with left knee injury
ABS-CBN Sports on May 15, 2018 07:57 AM
FILE - France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga clenches his fist after scoring a point against Argentina's Renzo Olivo during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
PARIS (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has withdrawn from the French Open because of a left knee injury.
The former Australian Open runner-up from France says in a video posted on his Twitter account that he has not recovered following surgery.
Malgré tous les efforts fournis pour revenir à temps, je suis malheureusement contraint de déclarer forfait pour @OpenParcARA et @rolandgarros.— Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (@tsonga7) May 14, 2018
Je suis évidemment très déçu mais je tiens tout de même à venir à #Lyon en tant qu’ambassadeur et à RG en tant que spectateur. pic.twitter.com/BhZKnPEmW5
The 37th-ranked Tsonga has not played since losing in the semifinals at the Open Sud de France in February.
The French Open starts on May 27 at Roland Garros.