Jo-Wilfred Tsonga has announced he will miss the French Open and the rest of the 2020 season as his persistent injury problems continue.
The world number 52 is a former four-time Grand Slam semi-finalist, with two of those coming at Roland Garros.
However, he has had a torrid few years with injury. First he was felled by knee troubles and latterly he has been plagued by back pain.
He hasn’t yet played this year, and how he has confirmed that he is writing off 2020 entirely.
“2020 is to be forgotten,” Tsonga said on Twitter.
“But I still have the morale, the rage, the desire & the motivation to come back in 2021, hoping that things will evolve positively.
2020 est à oublier 😢
Mais j’ai toujours le moral, la rage, l’envie & la motivation pour revenir en 2021 en espérant que ça évolue positivement 🙏🏽
Retrouver les courts & lutter contre tous ces joueurs incroyables serait un rêve … 💪🏽
Merci les amis pour tout votre soutien 😘 pic.twitter.com/jJHjOmbyt8
— Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (@tsonga7) September 16, 2020
“Finding the courts and fighting against all these incredible players would be a dream.
“I still have the morale, the rage, the desire and the motivation to come back in 2021, hoping that things will develop for the better.”