Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has been given the top seed in the Apia International Sydney tennis tournament which is going to be played from 6th to 12th of January at Sydney, Australia. Tsonga’s compatriot and no. 10 player in the world, Richard Gasquet has been given the second seed.

Tsonga has had a decent last season. He won two titles i.e. Qatar Exxonmobil Open and Moselle Open. Apart from this, Tsonga also reached the final of a couple of tournaments.

On the other hand, Richard Gasquet managed to win only one title in the last season i.e PTT Thailand Open. Just like Tsonga, Gasquet also made his way into the final of two tournaments.

Confirming his participation in the tournament, Gasquet said, “I am looking forward to take part in this wonderful tournament. There are some big names participating in this competition including Tsonga and John Isner. So, it’s not going to be easy for me to go all the way through.”

“The last season wasn’t a great one for me. It was very disappointing that I managed to win only one title in the entire year. I want to do far better in the upcoming season. I have been training hard and working on the weak areas with my coach. Hopefully, there would be a considerable improvement in my performance in the upcoming season.”

One of the tournament officials of the Apia International Sydney Tennis tournament, Caig Watson, was also present in the press conference. He said, “We are delighted that quite a few top ranked players have signed for us this time around. I am sure that the spectators will see some wonderful tennis here.”

Apart from Gasquet and Tsonga, some other top quality players who will participate in this tournament are Marinko Matosevic, John Isner and Fernando Verdasco.