Tsonga, who has been off the tour since the start of 2020, said that "despite great progress" he is not yet 100 percent following some ongoing back problems.
Australian Open ❌ pic.twitter.com/DjNGay4RWw— Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (@tsonga7) December 29, 2020
Ranked No. 62, the 35-year-old Frenchman indicated he still wants to play again this season.
Pouille, also from France, has not played since undergoing midseason elbow surgery. The 26-year-old also split with coach Amelie Mauresmo and tested positive for coronavirus during the season, and is due to become a first-time father soon.
The world No. 70 has decided to start his comeback at home, signing up for the newly-scheduled ATP challenger in Quimper. That will be followed by the Orleans challenger, and then likely some ATP Tour indoor European events.