Posted on January 26th, 2009

In Jo’s first tournament of the year, he played as the #2 seed at the brand new Brisbane International, which replaced Adelaide. In the first round, he defeated Agustin Calleri of Argentina 6-2 7-5. His next match was not as routine as he scraped past Finn Jarko Nieminen 0-6 7-6 7-6. His run was stopped in the quarterfinals by best friend Richard Gasquet, as he lost 1-6 6-4 6-2.

The week wasn’t a complete bust as he a Marc Gicquel won the doubles tournament, defeated Verdasco/Zverev 6-4 6-3

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