Posted on May 9, 2021 at 4:35 p.m. by KV
At 36, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga most popular to withdraw from the Heilbronn Challenger with the intention to higher put together for Roland-Garros. A selection on which his coach returned.
At theATP Barcelona, Jo-wilfried tsonga had been eradicated in the first spherical in straight units by Egor Gerasimov. Worse but, the Frenchman had felt ache throughout that match, which prompted him to withdraw from the Heilbronn Challenger. Careful, Tsonga most popular to take time to get again in form with the intention to be higher ready for Roland–Garros. “I felt pain in Barcelona and I need to spend time recovering and training in order to be in the best possible conditions for Roland-Garros. I would have loved to come and discover the tournament ”, he had confided. And his coach added about it.
“If you go after him the wrong way (…) he only needs a second and he can go and hit a 20-20-20”
“He (Jo-Wilfried Tsonga) works hard and makes efforts to find a very good level and have fun by winning matches. He’s in a great state of mind, he’s brave, many would have stopped. He still wants to play and loves it. I think he can still perform very well. In any case, he is there, he believes in it, he wants to win. Despite everything, he is quite a philosopher, he accepts all the pitfalls on his return. He’s good. He’s a force of nature, he’s a champion! To withdraw from Heilbronn was rather to give oneself even more time to be even more ready at Lyon and Roland-Garros. He felt very quickly that he needed a few more days to be competitive ”, mentioned Thierry Ascione, coach of Jo-wilfried tsonga in feedback reported by Tennis News, earlier than paying the head of the detractors who doubt the capacities of the French tennis participant: “Quite truthfully, we have been listening to commentators for a very long time or else we would already be hanged I feel. Or possibly we’d have put a contract on their heads (laughs). With Jo’s profession, he would not care what we predict. He has all the rights, he hasn’t requested anybody for something, he does what he needs. Me, I nonetheless have benchmarks. I educated him for 9 years. He is on time at the tennis stage, higher physique. He nonetheless has work on his decrease physique however it’s progressing. He wanted time to make sure he was aggressive, that he may play 2, 3, 4 hours with out getting injured. We took that point. The others, it has been a very long time that we don’t care. “