Tsonga Pulls Out Of Australian Open

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has revealed he will miss the Australian Open with an arm problem.
The Frenchman, who is currently placed as the world number 12, has been suffering with pain for over a month.
Earlier this week, he was forced to miss the Hopman Cup, which he had been hoping to defend after last year’s success.
Unfortunately, Tsonga will now have a prolonged stay on the sidelines, which involves missing this year’s first Grand Slam from Melbourne, Sky Sports reports.
The 2008 finalist said: “I am still suffering from a forearm inflammation that prevents me being 100% in a competition.”
Meanwhile, world number nine Marin Cilic could also miss the Australian Open due to an injury with his right shoulder.
As things stand, the US Open champion is on course to feature but may have to pull out if his recovery process takes longer than planned.
Both injuries could lead to a call-up for British number two James Ward, who has moved up six places to 101 in the latest ATP world rankings.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has revealed he will miss the Australian Open with an arm problem.

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The Frenchman, who is currently placed as the world number 12, has been suffering with pain for over a month.

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Earlier this week, he was forced to miss the Hopman Cup, which he had been hoping to defend after last year’s success.

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Unfortunately, Tsonga will now have a prolonged stay on the sidelines, which involves missing this year’s first Grand Slam from Melbourne, Sky Sports reports.

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The 2008 finalist said: “I am still suffering from a forearm inflammation that prevents me being 100% in a competition.”

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Meanwhile, world number nine Marin Cilic could also miss the Australian Open due to an injury with his right shoulder.

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As things stand, the US Open champion is on course to feature but may have to pull out if his recovery process takes longer than planned.

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Either injury could lead to a call-up for British number two James Ward, who has moved up six places to 101 in the latest ATP world rankings.

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