Vienna: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wasted little time in catching a flight out of Shanghai after losing a weekend semi-final to Novak Djokovic, insuring that he will make his start as top seed at this week's Austrian Open beginning Monday.
The Frenchman will test the fragile knee which kept him off the courts for nearly three months from Wimbledon until September as he competes in a demanding fourth event in the last five weeks.
"I missed the game, it was tough to see my friends playing," said the Frenchman of his enforced absence. "But it can be good because it makes your mind clear, you come back sometimes stronger. That's what I will try to do."