Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Undergoes Knee Surgery
by Tom Gainey | April 4th, 2018, 11:09 am

After missing both Masters events at Indian Wells and Miami, former Top 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has undergone surgery on his knee, he revealed today on social media.

“Hello everyone, a little note to tell you that despite an attempt to return to the competition, my knee responded unfavorably. So I couldn’t escape a little operation that took place yesterday and went very well,” he stated via translation.

“Everyone is optimistic for a quick return on the courts, our goal is always to tread the beaten ground this season. Thanks again for your support and very quickly!”

Since he expects to be back on the clay, it doesn’t sound like a major surgery – some reports point to a meniscus issue. But Tsonga turns 33 in just a few weeks and at that age and with all the injuries he’s had, could the end be near for the Frenchman?

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5 Comments for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Undergoes Knee Surgery

Daniel Says:

Damm, only a few of this generations that haven’t undergo surgery, uet.

Verdasco, Berdych, Ferrer better watch out!

Markus Says:

Just when we’d hoped one of those guys in this age group can finally sneak in a first slam win, one of them joins the injured list. Are these guys cursed?

scineram Says:

Sad! I always hoped for a Wimbledon title for him. I guess always will, but very unlikely now.

lylenubbins Says:

Best wishes to Tsonga. Knee surgery is weird, the leg muscles atrophy very quickly.

RZ Says:

After his breakout at the 2008 AO, I always thought we would see more from him. He was a top 10 mainstay and had some quality wins, but it seems that he couldn’t get past the Big 4 (or his injuries) when it counted most.

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