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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdraws from US Open with knee injury

NEW YORK — Former top-10 participant Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has pulled out of the US Open due to an injured left knee.

The Frenchman’s withdrawal was introduced Monday by the U.S. Tennis Association. He’ll get replaced within the area by James Duckworth of Australia.

It’s the third consecutive Grand Slam event Tsonga will miss.

Tsonga has performed solely six matches in 2018, competing most not too long ago at a event in France in February.

He has been ranked as excessive as No. 5 however is at the moment 64th.

Tsonga was the runner-up on the 2008 Australian Open.

Other gamers who’ve withdrawn from the US Open due to injury embody Elena Vesnina of Russia, CiCi Bellis of the United States and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia.

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