Jo-Wilfred Tsonga Cancelled his participation in the Qatar ExxonMobil 2010
31 Dec 2009
The Qatar Tennis Federation announced yesterday that French tennis Players World No. 10 Jo - Wilfred Tsonga cancelled his most anticipated participation in the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2010 due to a wrist injury. The organizers of the event lamented the unfortunate incident, but promised to all fans that the tournament will still be an extraordinary display of the best tennis in the world
“I am extremely disappointed not to be able to participate in Qatar ExxonMobil Open due to a wrist injury.  I hope that I will come to participate in years to come but in the meantime I wish everyone there a good event and best wishes for 2010.”, said Jo-Wilfred Tsonga.
“We are sorry that Jo – Wilfred Tsonga will not be able to come to Qatar to participate in Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2010 due to his injury. We wish him a fast recovery and hope he will be back in action very soon”, said Mr. Nasser Ghanem Al Khelaifi, President of the Qatar Tennis Federation.
“As a former professional tennis player myself I completely understand Jo-Wilfred Tsonga withdrawn from the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2010. Injuries have to be taken very serious in tennis. I wish him all the best and looking forward to see him back on the tennis courts very soon”, said Mr. Karim Alami, Tournament Director of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2010.
The Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2010 is set to take place from the 4th - 9th of January 2010 at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex. The event is currently part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and is the first tournament of the year, giving players the opportunity to get a good footing on the circuit before traveling to the Australian Open, held two weeks later in Melbourne Australia. Next January Qatar will have the privilege to witness the power of, World No.1 Roger Federer, World No. 2 Rafael Nadal, World and No.7 Russian Nickolay Davydenko, among many others who will come to Doha this January to battle for the trophy and a share of the $1024000 in prize money.