Tennis: Injured Tsonga pulls out of US Open

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will not compete at this month's US Open tennis tournament after failing to recover in time from a knee injury. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will not compete at this month's US Open tennis tournament after failing to recover in time from a knee injury. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (REUTERS) - Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will not compete at this month's US Open tennis tournament after failing to recover in time from a knee injury.

The world No.8 said he needed to take care of himself and make sure he was able to play at 100 per cent before returning to the tour.

"It would be stupid to go there knowing full well that I have no chance because I'm not prepared enough," he said on his website.

The year's final Grand Slam takes place in New York from Aug 26 to Sept 9. Tsonga said he was eyeing a return to competition in Metz on Sept 16.