" Defeated in the first round in Lyon, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga does not disarm in front of Roland-Garros: "I still want" - NEWS-SPORT
Defeated in the first round in Lyon, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga does not disarm in front of Roland-Garros: “I still want”

Defeated in the first round in Lyon, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga does not disarm in front of Roland-Garros: “I still want”

“What is the feeling after this defeat in the first round of Lyon?
The feeling is shared between the disappointment of loss, but also the feeling that it was nice to have even better feelings than other times. But it is still not enough to win today (6-4, 6-4 loss to Slovakia Alex Molcan). I could have done a little better, especially at break points (at 1-0, 0-40 at the beginning of the second set). I’m disappointed, but it’s true. I am quite fatalistic and will continue to prepare well. Of course, I would have preferred to win matches, get there (in Roland Garros) with a little more certainty. After that, Roland was always touring on the mud tour where I played my best. I’m a good player at Roland-Garros, but not a great player on the pitch (smile) ! I hope it will be like my career and that I will still play my best tennis at Roland.

How do you anticipate this last week before Roland-Garros and the end of your career? Is this more present in your mind right now?
Yes, of course, it has begun to take shape. Especially when we make surprises like today (with video homage by Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Lucas Pouille, Leylah Fernandez, Garbiñe Muguruza, Fabio Fognini, etc …). I’m not the best at these things, it’s not my favorite. But I really appreciate the small words from the people who have supported me throughout my career.

“I will make one or two good points and then I will have problems with recovery. It’s part of tennis. I do not despair that with a long effort I will be better. »

In today’s match against this type of player, are the legs missing?
Yes. Legs, physical condition, what. Although I’ve been back for the last few months, the years when I could not play high level sports hurt me. Especially for my ability to chain. I will make one or two good points and then I will have problems with recovery. It’s part of tennis. I do not despair that with a long effort I will be better.

But in your attitudes, do you think there is still fire inside?
This is what’s awful! This is the hardest thing actually, to still have this thing. To me, it’s super frustrating. I still feel like my head is fine. It still comes out of the rocket when I’m with the cannon, when I do not have a pulse of 200 (smile) ! Of course, there is disappointment. When I get fifteen depreciation, I say to myself, at that time he could have taken two and the rest was for me … “

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