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Tsonga reveals injury return hopes

14th September 2018, 13:53 by Craig Smithson

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is targeting the Open d’Orleans at the end of September as his comeback tournament from a long-term knee injury.

The 33-year-old Frenchman has been ruled out of action since February when he was forced to withdraw from the Montpellier Open at the semi-finals stage.

Tsonga was forced to have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee and was subsequently forced to miss the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open Grand Slam events which has resulted in him dropping down to 73 in the world rankings.

However, there is now light at the end of the tunnel for Tsonga with his target being a comeback at the challenger tournament in France from September 24.

"For the moment, I'm fine, I'm crossing my fingers," Tsonga told France Bleu.

"I am preparing myself quietly to resume the competition so I hope that I will be able to be do so in the coming weeks and that I will be able to resume the course of my career."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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