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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has opted to withdraw from the Italian Open, citing an abductor injury. The seventh seeded Frenchman was given a bye to the second round but will now not be involved and he was unable to confirm whether he will be ready for the French Open too.
“I just stretched my abductor this morning,” he said on Monday. “So, yeah, that’s it. I was sick when I left Madrid for two days, and I came here and I tried to play a little bit to see how it goes, and this morning I just stretch a little bit my abductor, so I will take rest and recover for the next step.
“Ofc course for me it’s not something good to be a little bit injured, you know, before this event. I hope I will have the chance to recover enough quick to prepare as good as possible. I hope it’s going to be all right.”