Tsonga out of Cincinnati Masters

France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has been forced to withdraw from next week’s Cincinnati Masters after injuring himself in an accident in Toronto, his agent said on Friday.

The 27-year-old had stitches in his right knee after walking into a fire hydrant in the Canadian city.

“Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has had to pull out of the Cincinnati tournament because of an unfortunate accident on Thursday in the streets of Toronto,” his agent said in a statement.

“Jo had to have eight stitches in his right knee and has been told to rest for 10 days. His participation in the US Open (starting on August 27) is not in doubt.”

The world number six, who won silver in the Olympic doubles with Michael Llodra, suffered a first round exit from the Toronto tournament on Wednesday.

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