Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pleased with Monte Carlo Masters run

Tsonga pleased with Monte Carlo run
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga says that the Monte Carlo Masters was a good tournament for him, despite losing to Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has said that he is pleased with his run at the Monte Carlo Masters, despite being knocked out in the semi-finals.

The Frenchman was beaten in straight sets by Rafael Nadal, despite overturning a 5-1 deficit in the second set to take the world number five to a tie-break.

Speaking after the match, the 28-year-old said: "I always try to be aggressive when I play him. It's the only way for me. If I stay back, there's no way I can win. So I tried to do that.

"It is better to make it difficult for him like I did today in the end because then I can think maybe next time, if the conditions are better, I might do better.

"It's been a very good tournament because in the beginning of this season I had ups and downs, so now I feel I have a good rhythm and I'm on a roll. I really feel eager to practise a lot. It's the best time of the year for me."

Nadal will face Novak Djokovic in tomorrow's final.

Novak Djokovic punches the air after defeating Mikhail Youzhny during the Monte Carlo Masters on April 17, 2013
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