Good news for Andy Murray: Sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulls out of Wimbledon with injury


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Sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga became the latest player to suffer an injury nightmare at Wimbledon as he had to quit his second-round match with Ernests Gulbis.

The popular Frenchman looked as comfortable as he was expected to as he took the opening set 6-3 on Centre Court.

He suffered a knee injury in the second set, though, and, after losing it 6-3 to the often-unpredictable Latvian, he called for medical assistance.

He headed into the third set regardless but endured further woe as he accidentally hit his own wrist with his racket and, after limping his way to another 6-3 loss, shook hands with his opponent and the umpire.

His withdrawal was the sixth of the day alone, joining Victoria Azarenka, Marin Cilic, Steve Darcis, John Isner and Radek Stepanek in quitting due to injury.

Tsonga, who was beaten by Andy Murray in the last four a year ago, had been a possible last-eight opponent for the British number one this time around.