of France will be hoping to be back on the ATP tour by the end of the year having been ruled out of this year’s US Open in New York due to injury.
The Frenchman had been in good form in the majors this year, he reached the Semi Final of this years Australian Open where he was beaten in straight sets by the eventual champion Roger Federer.
Tsonga also made the Wimbledon Quarter Finals for the 1st time in his career but lost to the home favourite Andy Murray in 4 sets.
Last year Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina won the US Open for the 1st time in his career when he beat Rafael Nadal in the Semi Finals and Roger Federer in the final in 5 sets 3-7 6-6 4-6 7-6 6-2. Federer is however a 5 time US Open champion and he last won the title in 2008.