Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: profile


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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, currently ranked at world #15, is a powerful, hard-hitting player who once reached world #5 position. The son of a Congolese handball star who moved to France, Tsonga followed an outstanding junior career (world #2) with a breakout performance at the 2008 Australian Open, where he defeated Rafael Nadal in straight sets. He is currently the only player to have recorded Grand Slam wins against the “big 4” in men’s tennis (Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray).

Tsonga is capable of beating anyone in the world on a given day and has a very well balanced repertoire of skills, including one of the strongest serves on the tour. His most recent tournament win, the 2014 Rogers Cup in Toronto, included straight-sets victories over both Djokovic and Federer.

  • Born: Le Mans, France, 1985
  • Height: 188 cm (6’2″)
  • Plays: right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Career Prize Earnings: $12,957,739

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