Not sure that Chardy's win over JWT last week meant much as the latter would have been jet lagged and recovering from Olympics where he played dubs the final weekend.
"I didn't have enough energy to move well," Tsonga, the third seed, admitted after being upset by Chardy. "I mean, I played 287 games last week (then) I took the plane (to Toronto). There is a jet lag and that's it. I mean, it's not enough (time) to recover."
Tsonga's math was off a little bit, although he laughingly blamed someone else in his camp for the addition. He sold himself short by four games.
"That's why I said 287, because I didn't count it," he said with a laugh. "So I don't know. Maybe it's 50 only."
All told, Tsonga played 291 games in London, including a whopping 69 in an epic second-round win over Canadian star Milos Raonic. Throw in a 53-game match in doubles -- he and partner Michael Llodra beat Spain's David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez in the Olympic semifinals http://m.torontosun.com/2012/08/08/tsonga-runs-out-of-gas-at-rogers-cup