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Tsonga expected to be fit for Wimbledon

ESPN staff
June 15, 2012
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga feared he had broken his finger © PA Photos

World No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is expected to play at Wimbledon despite suffering a painful injury to one of his fingers at the AEGON Championships on Thursday.

Tsonga fell awkwardly in the third set of his third round defeat to Ivan Dodig at Queen's Club, cushioning his fall with his outstretched right hand. The Frenchman immediately feared he had broken his little finger on that hand - potentially ruling him out of Wimbledon - but a scan on the injury has revealed that is not the case.

"Jo-Wilfried Tsonga suffered a severe sprain of the little finger of his right hand without tearing," said an update on Tsonga's Facebook page. "He will have a new scan on Monday.

"His participation in Wimbledon is currently not in doubt."

However, one player who will definitely miss the third grand slam of the year is Robin Soderling, who formerly withdrew on Friday due to illness. Soderling will be replaced in the draw by Slovenian Blaz Kavcic.

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