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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retires from French Open

An injury sustained while leading Ernests Gulbis 5-2 has forced Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to pull out of the French Open.

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has retired from the French Open due to an injury in his third-round encounter with Ernests Gulbis.

The French sixth seed appeared to sustain a leg injury when sliding to reach a ball, leaving the court for treatment while holding a 5-2 lead in the first set.

Tsonga, ranked seventh in the world, returned to the court, but walked straight over to Gulbis and shook his hand, signalling that he would be unable to continue.

Roger Federer, Gael Monfils and Rafael Nadal have also had to pull out due to injury problems.

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