Court Report: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga welcomed back rudely in Monte Carlo

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Each day on TENNIS.com, we’ll feature Tennis Channel’s Court Report, a rundown of the day that was in the sport—along with our thoughts on what’s happening on the courts around the world.

It wasn’t a particularly encouraging return to the tour for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Tuesday at the Monte Carlo Masters.

The Frenchman, playing for the first time since the birth of his son—he hadn’t been on court since Indian Wells, where he lost in the first round—was beaten by qualifier Adrian Mannarino, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3, in the second round.

Tsonga started off the match strong, jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first set and ultimately taking it in a tiebreaker. But the 56th-ranked Mannarino, who broke the two-time Monte Carlo semifinalist six times, dropped just five games the rest of the way.

Mannarino will take on Lucas Pouille or Paolo Lorenzi in the third round.

Also advancing on Day 2 of the clay-court tournament were second-seeded Novak Djokovic, 10th-seeded David Goffin, 11th-seeded Lucas Pouille, 16th-seeded Pablo Cuevas and ageless wonder Tommy Haas. 

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