Local hope Tsonga retires injured in Paris

Paris: Local hope Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired injured from his French Open fourth-round match against Russian Mikhail Youzhny.

Tsonga, the eighth seed, received treatment to his leg when trailing 5-2 in the opening set and called it a day when Youzhny, the 11th seed, won the following game.

Tsonga spoke to the chair umpire, flung his racket onto his chair and offered Youzhny his hand.

The former Australian Open finalist was the only Frenchman left in the draw at Roland Garros.

Youzhny will next face either Briton Andy Murray, the fourth seed, or Czech 15th seed Tomas Berdych.

Bureau Report

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