Agence France-PresseAugust 15, 2013 15:16
French number one men's singles player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will not play in the US Open starting later this month as he has not recovered from a knee injury, he told sports daily L'Equipe on Thursday.
"I will not go to the US Open (starting August 26). Today I have to have treatment and be certain I can play at 100 percent fitness," Tsonga, the world number 8, said.
"The thinking is simple. Doctors told me that it would take at least two months for my tendon partially to heal and five months to heal completely," he explained.