Despite the defeat against Sebastian Korda in Montpellier, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is happy to have been able to resume competition, after a year without playing.
He had missed it, Jo-wilfried tsonga. After more than a year without playing, due to various injuries, Manceau resumed competition on Monday evening in the 1st round of the Open de Sud de France in Montpellier. And despite the loss to Sebastian Korda, the former No. 5 retains the positive.
When you can play the game 🎾💪🏽 # TsongaTeam pic.twitter.com/CpbtvqJGvN
– Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (@ tsonga7) February 21, 2021
“As a competitor, I would have preferred to do better today. As a player, I am happy, the Frenchman smiled in videoconference, relaying the FFT. I did not expect to be able to replay a few months ago
. I am happy to have been able to present myself on the court. It was a real challenge for me today. I am not at my level, it is normal. But I had a lot of fun and it did me good to be able to match, puncher… ”
Faced with a fit player, who has just won a Challenger in Quimper, Tsonga held up well in the first round, a little less in the second (6-4, 6-2). At the game level, “Jo” felt “far away in just about everything.” The rhythm is obviously very difficult to find. Today I had 50 minutes of autonomy, I hope to have more soon. It’s already good to have been able to be on the ground and to have had “the right” to be able to do it again. Tsonga should continue in two weeks at the Marseille tournament.
Embarrassed by a complex injury,
Tsonga was not sure he could continue his career.