Born in Le Mans, France on April 17, 1985, French player, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga already won 9 Singles titles and 2 Doubles titles. He holds a singles record of 19 wins and 15 losses, and a doubles record of 11 wins and 6 losses.
Jo-Wilfried, who now lives in La Rippe, Switzerland, became a professional tennis player in 2004. He plays best in hard court and is comfortable with his right hand and strong in his double handed backhand. He is coached by Eric Winogradsky.
Exposed to tennis at age 7, Jo-Wilfried also likes football. He grew up in a family of sports. His father, though a chemistry teacher, played handball for Congo and competed both in the national and international level. Jo’s brother is a basketball player and is a member of the National Institute of Sports in Vincennes, Paris. Cousin Charles N’Zgobia plays and is trained by the Newcastle United in English Premier League.
Tsonga’s interest in sports is perfect for his 6’2” height. He earned his 43rd ATP year-end ranking for the singles category and 110th for the doubles category in 2007. Presently, he is ranked 15th in the current singles category and ranked 67th for the doubles category in the Rollover. He ranked number 7th for the current singles in the Race.
He is number 20 in the ATP Entry garnering 1,489 points; number 74 in the ATP Doubles garnering 726 points; and number 2 in the ATP Race garnering 155 points. He achieved his ATP and & Grand Slam at Melbourne for the finals and at Adelaide for the semi-finals. He paired with Gasquet to join the Doubles ATP & Grand Slam at Sydney, Australia.
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