“I hope for a wild card at the Australian Open 2022”
Jo-wilfried tsonga2021 has been a tough year, a year in which he got it all wrong and it’s hard to do even the simplest things, the things that would have been done in the past with our eyes closed. The French former world number 5 (2012), having reached the age of 36, was tormented by physical problems and, inevitably, the results on the ground could only be catastrophic.
Age is advancing, the best times are long gone and the double semi-finalist at Roland Garros and Wimbledon is struggling to find a condition that can be defined at least as acceptable. In 2019 the last two summits so far with the triumphs in Montpellier and Metz, then the succession of injuries until leaving the top-100 (he now occupies position number 257 in the ATP ranking), attested last September .
Recently, however, he has provided some big news for the foreseeable future. The world number 5 certainly does not become so by chance. Besides the technical qualities, what makes the difference between the so-called normal players and those above are the minds, the humans.
Tsonga: “I hope for a wild card at the Australian Open 2022”
And Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s stubbornness pushes him to get back into the game for the umpteenth time, almost as if he didn’t want to give in to the bad luck that obviously wanted to have fun with him.
Thus, in an interview with Radio Montecarlo, the Frenchman officially announced his return to court next year: “One thing is certain: you will see me in 2022.” The dream is to come back to play at the Australian Open, where he won the final of the 2008 edition a few months before his 23rd birthday: “I’m getting ready to come back in January and I hope to have the opportunity to receive an invitation to the Australian Open.
In the meantime, I am working hard and trying to do my job in the best possible way. At the end of August, I went to the US Open, I hurt my calf and finally decided to cancel my season finale because it was not very interesting. ”