(Reuters) – Former world quantity 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claimed his first ATP Tour victory for nearly a 12 months on Tuesday as he beat qualifier Kacper Zuk of Poland 6-4 6-4 in Montpellier.
The 36-year-old claimed solely his second win since 2019 after lacking nearly your entire 2020 season with a again damage and posting a 1-8 file in 2021.
“It’s simply superb for me to be right here on the courtroom taking part in,” Tsonga mentioned after his win. “I had a couple of tough months and to win like this for one in all my first matches of the 12 months, it is simply unbelievable for me.
“You can not do it with out the individuals round you. I’ve the prospect to have superb individuals round me, and it gave me the chance to dwell some moments like this.”
Tsonga will play Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic on Wednesday.
(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Toby Davis)