Tsonga: 'Last week I won in Lyon and now I lost, that's tennis'


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Tsonga: 'Last week I won in Lyon and now I lost, that's tennis'

On Wednesday the match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Renzo Olivo lasted only a few mins. On 5-4 in the fourth set the French player got broken and Renzo Olivo advanced in the third round. Yesterday the match was suspended when Tsonga was about to serve.

In press conference Jo admitted how the suspension didn't help him. 'It was difficult to come back. But anyway, I gave what I have to give, and that's it. He played solid. It took some time for me to be a little bit more precise.

He took two, three points, were too much. I was expecting a tough match. The first rounds are always difficult. You need to find your bearings. My opponent was playing his first French Open. He was full of energy. He really wanted to do his best, and it showed.

It's true that I didn't have the best feeling yesterday or even today. I never really found the right pace. Unfortunately, that meant I couldn't play well enough to win. I fought with the arms I had. I gave my best all the way to the end.

Even today when I stepped onto the court, I tried to get back into the game. I gave my best. Now I need to focus on the rest.' Four days ago he won Lyon title and now he is already out of the French. It doesn't surprise the 32-year-old.

'I have been playing tennis for a number of years. Tennis runs in cycles. There are victories. There are disappointments. I think the most important is to remain as stable and consistent as possible in terms of emotions, because when you're working, if you work well, you're always rewarded at some point.

If it's not today, it will be another day. Last week I won my first-ever clay tournament. And today I lost at the French Open', admitted the World No. 11. 'It's the paradox of tennis. What I'm interested in is the future, and I hope I'll play better in the next tournaments and pick up a couple of trophies, because there is still a lot to be done out there.' ​​​​​​