Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will need to reach into his bag of tricks if he wants to grab one of the final two spots at the prestigious Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.
The Frenchie was forced to retire with a left wrist injury in the third set of his first round match against Mikhail Youzhny in Valencia. The Russian was leading 6-7(3), 6-0, 3-0 when the third seed called it quits.
Jo-Willy, currently ranked No.11, is 380 points behind Fernando Verdasco who's sitting pretty (and very) at the eighth spot in the rankings. Let's hope he gets fit in time for the final regular ATP World Tour stop of the year, the Paris Masters, next week or he can kiss 2009 buh-bye.