News – FR – Open Sud de France: the return of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga


Serious things start this Monday in Montpellier with the end of qualifying and the start of the main draw of the Open Sud de France Several French will be on the courts including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, back after more than a year of absence

Qualifying ends on Monday to find out which four players will make the main draw Three French people can still hope to get the sesame: Grégoire Barrère, Antoine Hoang and Kyrian Jacquet

These are two French people, representing the future of French tennis, who will inaugurate this main draw from 2:30 p.m. Ugo Umbert (32) will first face Slovakian Norbert Gombos (89) for a very promising game Then it was the turn of Hugo Gaston (168), who received an invitation from the organizers, to enter the tournament against the Italian Lorenzo Sonego (34) Sensation of the last Roland-Garros and benefiting from an invitation from the organizers, for the young Toulouse to thwart the predictions

Winner in 2019 of the Open Sud de France, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga finally sees the end of the tunnel A major back injury has kept Manceau away from the tennis courts since the Australian Open in January 2020 His last victory dates back to November 2019 in Davis Cup against Japanese Yasutaka Uchiyama With the ATP ranking frozen, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is currently in 62nd place

Present in Montpellier since Thursday to train, the French will not have an easy task for the main match of the day with Sebastien Korda in front of him (note: son of the Czech player Petr Korda winner of the Open from Australia in 1998 and finalist at Roland-Garros in 1992) With a final in January at Delray-Beach (editor’s note: tournament won by Hubert Hurkacz present at the Open Sud de France) and by winning in February during the Challenger tournament in Quimper, the 20-year-old American recently joined the top 100 A member of the young generation who will have no problem dismissing the Frenchman, who unfortunately will not be able to benefit from the public’s help, if he has the opportunity

Center court Patrice Dominguez
From 10:30 am:
(Q) G Barrère (FRA) vs B Van De Zandschulp (NED)
(Q) A Hoang (FRA) vs T Griekspoor (NED)

Not before 2:30 p.m .:
(TP) N Okra (SVK) vs U Humbert (FRA)
(TP) L Sonego (ITA) vs H Gaston (FRA)

Not before 12 noon:
(Q) K Jacquet (FRA) vs B Zapata Miralles (ESP)
(D) J Erlich (ISR) – A Vasilevski (BLR) vs D Sharan (IND) – I Zelenay (SVK)

Not before 4:30 p.m .:
(D) A Goransson (SWE) – D Pel (NED) vs D Goffin (BEL) – L Apulia (FRA)

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