Tsonga has withdrawn from the opening Grand Slam of the year.
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has announced his withdrawal from the Australian Open due to ongoing right forearm issues.
The Frenchman revealed the news on his official website on Wednesday.
“It is with great disappointment that I have to postpone today the start of my season, pulling out of the Australian Open,” Tsonga wrote.
“I’m still suffering from a forearm inflammation (intersection syndrome) and that prevents me from being at full capacity.”
The French no.1 has battled the injury for the past few months and most notably was forced to retire from the opening rubber of the Davis Cup final against Switzerland.
Tsonga says he is aiming to recover in time for Masters Series tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami in March.
— Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (@tsonga7) January 7, 2015