Tsonga makes his return at the Moselle Open

The Two-time defending champion of the Moselle Open located in Metz, France, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, made his return to singles action after missing nearly three months of the season with a knee injury. Tsonga defeated fellow Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-3, 6-4, to advance to the quarterfinals in his first match since he retired in the second round of Wimbledon.

Tsonga play tested his first match vs. Roger-Vasselin with a new Babolat racquet known as the Babolat Pure Strike. This was the first time Tsonga had used this racquet in competition. The racquet appeared to be a 100 sq. in. head size, but the beam seems to be a little more narrow than his AeroPro Drive Plus. The overall feel seems to be the major change of this new line of racquets.

Babolat has released limited information around the new Pure Strike line of the tennis racquets. Tweets have indicated a mid-October announcement on the release date of the new line.

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga competing in the Moselle Open with a new Babolat tennis racquet (Moselle Open Facebook Account)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga competing in the Moselle Open with a new Babolat tennis racquet (Moselle Open Facebook Account)