Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reckons he should not have featured for his team France in the title round Davis Cup tie versus Switzerland.
Tsonga was not 100% ahead of that tie. He had had a few issues with his arm. But, he took painkillers and decided to get through it somehow.
However, that went in vain as he failed to guide France to the title. He actually ended up aggravating that arm problem of his while playing in first of the two singles matches.
He could not even play the reverse singles due to the injury.
Recently, that injury made Tsonga pull out of this season’s first Grand Slam, that is, Australian Open.
The Frenchman now reckons he might have made a wrong call there regarding the Davis Cup.
According to Tsonga, it would have been sensible of him not to take part in the final tie.
Speaking to the correspondent of a Sports Television channel, the 29-year old said, “I perhaps got a bit carried away there with the Davis Cup.”
“And, it’s not about the Davis Cup only. I think I actually needed to keep myself totally out of action post-September when I had sustained this injury. Proper rest for three months would have got me in the right shape for the starting hard court tournaments of this season.”
Tsonga has so far reached the final of a Grand Slam tournament only once in his career and it’s Melbourne Park where he had done that 7 years back.
The way he plays the game, the kind of shots he has, the Australian hard court surfaces are just perfect for Tsonga to express himself and thus, he would be gutted having to remain out his year.
Tsonga is presently out of top 10 in the world rankings.