Born in Le Mans, France on April 17, 1985, French player, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga already won 13 Singles titles and 4 Doubles titles. He holds a singles record of 430 wins and 197 losses, and a doubles record of 79 wins and 60 losses.
Tsonga, who now lives in Gingins, 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 was coached by Eric Winogradsky, but has since then changed coaches. He is now coached by Nicolas Escude and Thierry Ascione as of 2013.
Exposed to tennis at age 7, Tsonga 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.
Although Tsonga has not won any Grand Slam titles, he has reached the final round of the Australian Open, semifinal rounds of the French Open and Wimbledon, and the quarterfinals of the US Open. He has done better in team competitions where he won the 2017 Davis Cup and 2014 Hopman Cup with his team. He also won the silver medal during the 2012 Olympic Games in London.