The Masters 1000 of the clay in Monte Carlo is in full swing on the Rock. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will make his opening match in the second round against Nikolay Davydenko on Wednesday.
But while crossing the racket against the Russian world No. 8, marked by the elimination of France in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup admits that he is less well prepared: “(…) it was a big disappointment (…) obviously, it leaves a little trace. The advantage, it certainly helped me to reconnect with the clay, making slides, but it was tough. Since I have not done a lot of things, I had to rest, so I come here with less preparation than in previous years. ‘
However, the seeded No. 6 in Monte Carlo does not think of making up the numbers on his favorite surface, “I will give everything as usual (…) I’ve always considered a clay court player: I was born on it, I slip easily … “
It will be huge to go in search of the trophy of Masters 1000 in Monaco whose grand favorite is the Spanish, Rafael Nadal , the eight times defending champion