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He has withdrawn apparently



He is speaking right now on the marrocan TV and it seems to me that he is just preserving himself for Roland. So no need to worry.


We can assume that make a good Roland is more important to him right now, than winning his first tourney. Unless he spoke with the organiser of Roland and they told him that they couldn't delay his match as much as he need it.
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Hope he's ok...
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga n'a pas pu disputer sa demi-finale vendredi face à Gilles Simon au Maroc car son genou droit le fait encore souffrir. «Son genou a de nouveau gonflé hier (jeudi) après sa victoire en quarts de finale, or les médecins lui avaient dit il y a un mois qu'il ne fallait pas insister et arrêter tout de suite si cela se reproduisait, a expliqué son attaché de presse Ludovic Languet. Jo rentre à Paris ce soir pour passer des examens samedi. C'est reparti comme il y a un mois.»

Le finaliste de l'Open d'Australie avait dû renoncer début avril au quart de finale de la Coupe Davis face aux Etats-Unis puis aux tournois de Monte-Carlo et de Munich en raison d'une lésion du ménisque. Une opération avait été envisagée, mais elle l'aurait rendu indisponible pendant deux mois.

Le Français, 15e mondial, «est dégoûté» selon son coach mais «ne prendra pas de risques. Tout dépend de l'évolution sachant qu'il pourra demander de jouer son premier tour mardi. Mais il est évidemment incertain pour Roland.»

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Re: Clay season Thread 2008

Same here. Tsonga v. Monfils 2r should be interesting...
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Same here. Tsonga v. Monfils 2r should be interesting...
I hope I could watch this match .
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He has withdrawn apparently



He is speaking right now on the marrocan TV and it seems to me that he is just preserving himself for Roland. So no need to worry.


We can assume that make a good Roland is more important to him right now, than winning his first tourney. Unless he spoke with the organiser of Roland and they told him that they couldn't delay his match as much as he need it.
Ohhh, I so hope you're right and that it's nothing too serious

I also want him to play against Gael
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Oh no Jo,not again

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The Qualifier vs Tsonga is Jenkins.

If he asks to play Tuesday it could be right for RG but maybe he won't avoid the operation now
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He is speaking right now on the marrocan TV and it seems to me that he is just preserving himself for Roland. So no need to worry.
I'm just watching my recording of TV5 and he looks quite worried to me. He says he was in a lot of pain - but he also says "it was hurting a lot when I woke up yesterday", and he played well against Ventura, so maybe it won't prevent him from playing.
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I don't know, maybe I was overly optimistic.


I just saw a little bit of interview where he seems pretty normal to me. But l'équipe is a better source of information of course.


Wait and see.
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I'm just watching my recording of TV5 and he looks quite worried to me. He says he was in a lot of pain - but he also says "it was hurting a lot when I woke up yesterday", and he played well against Ventura, so maybe it won't prevent him from playing.

Wish he could be fine .
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Not again. Hopefully he's just being careful ahead of Roland Garros.

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De nouveau touché au genou, le Français a déclaré forfait à Casablanca. Il pourrait faire une croix sur Roland-Garros.

JEUDI SOIR, quelques minutes après le succès aisé de Jo-Wilfried Tsonga sur l’Espagnol Ventura, son préparateur physique, Cyril Brechbuhl, apposa une énorme poche de glace sur son genou droit. Une routine presque bénigne depuis que le Français souffre d’une lésion au ménisque droit, diagnostiquée quelques jours avant le quart de finale de Coupe Davis États-Unis - France disputé à Winston-Salem. Obligé à redoubler de prudence avec ce satané genou, Tsonga avait ensuite fait l’impasse sur Monte-Carlo, repris timidement à Rome et à Hambourg, avant de rallier Casablanca, où il devait affronter hier Gilles Simon en demi-finales. Le match n’a jamais eu lieu : quelques minutes avant son entrée sur le court, le finaliste de l’Open d’Australie a en effet déclaré forfait.
De nouveau douloureuse, l’articulation avait gonflé durant la nuit. « J’avais reçu une injection de cortisone pour calmer l’inflammation et, depuis quelques semaines, ça allait mieux, raconta Tsonga. Jeudi matin, c’était un peu enflé, mais j’avais pu gagner mon quart contre Ventura. Ce matin (hier matin), en revanche, le genou était gonflé et j’avais mal. Ça ne servait à rien d’entrer sur le terrain. »
Le Français estime que le mal est moins profond qu’à Winston-Salem. « Là-bas, j’avais poussé le bouchon trop loin, dit-il. En partie parce que je ne connaissais pas la nature exacte de la blessure. Depuis que je sais que le ménisque est fissuré, je me méfie. Je me suis arrêté à temps. C’est comme si mon genou m’avait envoyé un signal d’alerte avant que la douleur empire. »
Malgré les soins prodigués, il reste encore un peu de liquide dans le genou. Une donnée qui incite tout le monde à redoubler de vigilance. « On ne peut pas jouer avec sa santé, même si Roland-Garros approche à grands pas, explique son coach, Éric Winogradsky. De toute façon, Roland ou pas, il ne serait pas entré sur le terrain aujourd’hui. Le plus sage est de ne pas forcer sur l’articulation. Rien n’est plus important que son intégrité physique. Jo a vingt-trois ans. L’important est qu’il puisse jouer longtemps au tennis. »
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Rentré hier en France par le vol de 17 heures, Tsonga passera aujourd’hui une IRM. Son résultat décidera de sa participation (ou de son forfait) à Roland-Garros. Hier soir, à Casablanca, la tendance n’était guère à l’optimisme. D’une part, en raison du délai qui sépare le Français de son premier tour : trois jours semblent bien justes pour récupérer à cent pour cent d’un aussi lourd handicap… D’autre part, à cause des leçons à tirer de sa semaine marocaine. Même en ramenant les doses d’entraînement au strict minimum et en disputant des matches courts et faciles, le genou ne tient pas la distance.« J’étais prévenu et je n’ai fait que du tennis et du vélo, souligne Tsonga. Je me suis interdit toute charge physique lourde pour éviter les traumatismes. Mais il faut croire que ça ne suffit pas. »
Se pose désormais la question de l’avenir immédiat. En continuant de la sorte, c’est-à-dire en mixant prudence absolue et compétition, le Français court inévitablement le risque d’une rechute, que ce soit à Roland-Garros, à Wimbledon ou ailleurs. Pour lui, l’heure est peut-être venue pour se résoudre à l’opération. Dans l’hypothèse où il devrait subir une arthroscopie, son absence du circuit pourrait s’échelonner entre deux (version ultra optimiste) et neuf mois (complications). Dur, dur… Mais son avenir de joueur est peut-être à ce prix.
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His knee had been better since he got a cortisone injection a few weeks ago. On Thursday morning, the knee looked a bit swollen, but he was able to play against Ventura. Brechbuhl put a lot of ice on his knee after his win. The knee swelled over the night. On Friday morning, it was really big and he was in pain.
Jo means it's not as bad as in Winston-Salem. He had forced too much in the US because he didn't know what was the problem at the time. Now he's cautious. He stopped in time. As if the knee had sent an alert.
Wino says again they won't jeopardize his health, though, even for RG.

He came back to France yesterday already and will have a MRI today to decide if he will be able to play. But they were not optimistic yesterday. Because he'll have only 3 days to recover. And also because his week in Casablanca has showed that even when they reduce the training to the minimum and he plays only short, easy matches, the knee doesn't hold up. Jo says he did only some tennis and cycling, he avoided any other intense physical activity to prevent traumatisms. But it looks like it isn't enough.
It also is a long-term issue now. If he keeps on like that, mixing extreme caution in training and only matches during tournaments, he exposes himself to a relapse. Maybe it's time for an OP. But it means he would be out of the tour for between 2 months (ultra optimistic scenario) and 9 months (at worst). Tough decision... But it might be the price he has to pay to save his future as a tennis player.

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Vraiment pas de chance.... J'ose a peine imaginer la cariere qu'aurait pu avoir Jo sans toute ces blessures... A mon avis l'operation est inevitable... Le plus vite il le fera est le plus vite il nous reviendra...
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