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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Personal information
NameJo-Wilfried Tsonga
ResidenceGingins, Switzerland
Height1.88 m
Career prize money$5,728,905
Career record162 77
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 6 (November 17, 2008)
Current rankingNo. 7 (September 26, 2011)
Grand Slam results
Australian OpenF (2008)
French Open4R (2009, 2010)
WimbledonSF (2011)
US OpenQF (2011)
Career record36 22
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 33 (October 26, 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2008)
French Open1R (2002, 2003, 2009)

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (-fr(d)ʒo vil.fʁid t͡sɔŋ.ga; born April 17, 1985) is a French professional tennis player. He was born in Le Mans, to a French mother, Évelyne, and a Congolese father, Didier, who moved to France in the 1970s to play handball.

Tsonga is a member of the Tennis Club de Paris (TCP).

Tsonga rose to fame by virtue of his performance in the 2008 Australian Open when, as an unseeded player, he reached the final, having defeated four seeded players along the way, including earning a straight sets win over the then world number two Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. Tsonga eventually lost to the then world number three Novak Djokovic in the final in four sets, after winning the first set the only set Djokovic dropped during the tournament.

Tsonga followed this up by winning his first ATP Masters Series championship at the 2008 Paris Masters, thus qualifying for the 2008 Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, China. His best performances in a major tournament since 2008 are semifinal appearances in the 2010 Australian Open and 2011 Wimbledon Championships. He has also reached the quarterfinals in the 2011 US Open.

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