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2012 Olympics: France #1 Tsonga To Lead French Olympics Team

Friday, July 13, 2012

French No. 1 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga headed back to London for 2012 Olympics.

AFP - The French Tennis Federation (FFT) said world number five Tsonga, Gilles Simon (13), Gael Monfils (15) and Richard Gasquet (19) were selected thanks to their status as France’s top-ranked players as of June 11 this year.

The 27-year-old Tsonga suffered a miserable third-round exit from Queen’s Club last Thursday, and his agent Morgan Menahem said afterwards thoughts had immediately moved to treating his finger ahead of Wimbledon, where he was a semi-finalist last season.

Tsonga missed out on the 2008 Olympics because of a knee injury while Gasquet skipped Beijing to prepare better for the US Open that year.

Monfils reached the quarter-finals in Beijing before losing to Serb Novak Djokovic, who went on to win bronze and is now world number one. Simon reached the last-16 before losing to American James Blake.

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