Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is finally going to make it to the court

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is finally going to make it to the court after a long gap. He will appear in the second round of the ongoing Miami Open tomorrow.

Tsonga has been completely absent from the scenes this season. He had been out with an injured arm.

The Frenchman’s entertaining brand of tennis is highly appreciated around the world and people had eagerly been waiting for his comeback.

A bye in the opening round helped Tsonga make his way straight to round no. 2 where he will take on Tim Smyczek.

There has not been any confrontation between these two players on the tour so far. It’s the first occasion that they would be competing and though on ability, you still feel that Tsonga is much better; in current circumstances you can’t say that he is the clear favourite.

Tsonga himself seemed to be playing down his chances when he showed up for the pre tournament press conference.

Talking to the reporters, the 30-year old said, “It’s not about winning or losing that much. I am just looking to have some good time out there on the court. There are no expectations. When you are injured for a long time, the only thing you want is to come back somehow and I am glad to have done that.”

When asked if he thinks his prime is already behind him and he would never be at his best now, Tsonga said, “No, I would not say so. I have seen a lot of guys making grand comebacks in their thirties. If they can do that, why can’t I? Hopefully, I get off to a good start here in Miami and then go from strength to strength.”

Tsonga is 13th in the world right now.