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Tsonga to miss Qatar Open

13th January 2018, 15:01 by Bobbie Jackson

World number 15 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will not take part in next month's Qatar Open due to a wrist injury.

The Frenchman, who won the Doha-based tournament in 2012, has been forced to adjust his plans ahead of the 2018 Australian Open due to a wrist issue.

Tsonga had to take some time off at the end of 2017 with a right knee injury but he did return to full fitness in the final weeks of the season.

The 32-year-old was hoping to return to action at the event in Qatar, which starts on January 1, but his preparations for the first Grand Slam of the year have now taken a hit.

The 2008 Australian Open runner-up will be targeting a return to full fitness in time for the start of the competition at Melbourne Park on January 15.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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