“I’m sad” Jo-Wilfried Tsonga suffers a first-round loss in the last Monte Carlo Masters match of his career » FirstSportz

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Former World No. 5 and currently ranked No. 247 in the world, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is playing the last few tournaments of his career as he announced his decision to retire afterwards French Open 2022. Tsonga, who turns 37 in a few days, has long struggled with injuries and a failure to fully recover, which will prolong his career. The Frenchman has decided to retire from the sport.

Tsonga’s final lap began on 2022 Monte Carlo champion where he played Marin Cilic received a wild card for the main draw in the first round. However, Cilic proved the better of the day as the Croatian won 6-2, 6-2 and earned his seventh win over Tsonga in their 11th meeting on the tour.

When Tsonga ceded the court to an honor guard presented to him by the tour ball kids, Jo later expressed his feelings after playing his final match at the Monte-Carlo Country Club at the Rainier III Court.

“I won’t be returning as a player, but I will certainly be returning as a spectator. Unfortunately, I would have preferred to have been a bit more competitive, but Marin played very well. He was aggressive straight away, I didn’t expect to have such a good player on the pitch today. I’m sad it wasn’t a match anymore because it was my last Monte Carlo.” said Tsonga, as reported by Eurosport France.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has yet to be confirmed as a wildcard for the French Open

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

While Tsonga has announced that he will retire after that French Open 2022his request for a wild card for the main draw is still pending Roland Garros. A two-time semi-finalist and former world No. 5, as well as a local boy, it’s only a matter of time before Tsonga receives confirmation that he’s one of the wildcards for the final Grand Slam of his career.

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