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French Open 2022 LIVE: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Casper Ruud latest score and updates with day three underway

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga injured his shoulder at the end of a dramatic match against Casper Ruud

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Follow live updates from the French Open as round one continues on day three of play at Roland Garros. Jo Wilfried Tsonga bid farewell to the French Open after a dramatic and emotional four-set loss to No.8 seed Casper Ruud ended the Frenchman’s memorable career. Tsonga, playing his final tournament before retiring from the sport, won the opening set over Philippe Chatrier and was close to forcing a fifth before the 37-year-old was hampered by a shoulder injury, and Ruud closed a 6-7, Victory 7-6, 6-2, 7-6.

Afterwards, Tsonga was joined on the pitch by his family, friends and other players, and received tributes from Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Two-time Wimbledon semi-finalist Tsonga then fought back tears as he addressed the local crowd, signing his speech with: “Thank you Roland Garros, thank you tennis. I like You.”

Earlier, Daniel Medvedev opened his campaign with a comfortable win over Facundo Bagnis, who appeared to be struggling with a calf injury. Later last year’s French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas is expected to face a tougher first round against Italian Lorenzo Musetti, 20, while Paula Badosa, Aryna Sabalenka and Simona Halep starring on the women’s side of the draw. Follow all the Roland Garros action and scores below:

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Tsonga says goodbye to tennis

After all the tributes, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga holds a speech with tears in his eyes. He thanks the French tennis federation and the supporters who have always come to support him.

“It was great to be part of such a fantastic generation of French players,” he added.

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Michael JonesMay 24, 2022 4:55 p.m.

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The players say goodbye to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

The crème de la crème of current French stars comes to the field to say goodbye and kiss with Tsonga. Then a video plays with Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer wishing him luck and saying he will be missed.

Michael JonesMay 24, 2022 4:50 p.m.

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Fans say goodbye to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

It’s quite an emotional scene as Tsonga’s former coaches are brought onto the pitch to embrace him, followed by his parents and the rest of his family.

The crowd continues to applaud. A fitting tribute to a quality tennis star.

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Michael JonesMay 24, 2022 4:42 p.m.

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Ruud defeats Tsonga in four sets in a thrilling send-off for the Frenchman

There is now a special ceremony for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. A list of his accomplishments is read, including acknowledgment that Tsonga is one of the few players to have beaten Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

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Michael JonesMay 24, 2022 4:37 p.m.

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Ruud 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-6 (7-0) Tsonga*

Speaking after the match, Casper Ruud thanks Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for being an inspiration to him and to so many tennis fans around the world.

He calls the Frenchman a perfect example of professionalism and a good showman on the court.

Very classy from the Norwegian.

Michael JonesMay 24, 2022 4:34 p.m.

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Ruud 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-6 (7-0) Tsonga*

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga receives applause from the public on Court Philippe Chatrier. It didn’t end the way he would have liked, but Tsonga gave them a brilliant show.

He is caught up in the thrill of the occasion as he delivers his final serve. A quick rally later and Casper Ruud completes his victory.

What an afternoon, what a match, what an expulsion for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Michael JonesMay 24, 2022 4:29 p.m.

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* Ruud 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-6 Tsonga

Ruud closes the match clinically. 5-0 for him now and two services from Tsonga to come.

Michael JonesMay 24, 2022 4:27 p.m.

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Ruud 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-6 Tsonga*

This will not happen for Tsonga. He can’t serve, Ruud chooses both to move 3-0 up in the tie-break. It’s only a matter of time before he wins the game now.

Michael JonesMay 24, 2022 4:25 p.m.

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* Ruud 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-6 Tsonga

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga took a medical time out. His trainer came onto the pitch to apply ointment to the sore shoulder. It will be obvious right away if it made a difference.

Ruud opens the tie-break and wins the first point.

Michael JonesMay 24, 2022 4:24 p.m.

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Ruud 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-6 Tsonga*

Tsonga’s shoulder has disappeared. Ruud wins the game and equalizes at 6-6. The fourth set is heading for a tie-break if Tsonga can handle it. This match was too good to stop because of an injury.

Michael JonesMay 24, 2022 4:19 p.m.

French Open 2022 LIVE: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Casper Ruud latest score and updates with day three underway

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