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Former world No. 5 Tsonga to play qualifying in Miami

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Former world number five Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France will play the qualifying tournament at the ATP Miami Masters as he works to build his ranking in the wake of injury.
Tsonga, who sank to 140th in the world after 2018 knee surgery, won his 17th ATP title in Montpellier in February then reached the quarter-finals in Rotterdam to rise to 118th in the rankings.
However, the 34-year-old skipped this week's Indian Wells Masters, telling French media that he preferred not to make the trip because of the effects of the blood disorder sickle cell disease, which affects him particularly after long flights.
He has accepted a wild card into the qualifying draw in Miami, which will mark the first time he's played a qualifying tournament since 2007 at Queen's Club.

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