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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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Tsonga
  • Pronounced: Jo-Wil freed TSON-ga
  • Age: 29 (17.04.1985)
  • Birthplace: Le Mans, France
  • Residence: Gingins, Switzerland
  • Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
  • Weight: 200 lbs (91 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 2004
  • Coach: Nicolas Escude & Thierry Ascione
  • Website: http://www.jowiltsonga.fr/
12 Singles Ranking
France

France

As of 22.12.2014
S D
Ranking Week Change W-L Titles Prize Money
2015

Current

12
- 36-19 1 $1,928,983
Career

High

5

27.02.2012

319-147 11 $14,472,782

Singles & Doubles combined

2015

Current

156
- 5-3 0 $32,924
Career

High

33

26.10.2009

70-45 4 $14,472,782

Singles & Doubles combined

Nicknamed "Ali"...Father, Didier, is a former handball player (European handball) and chemistry teacher; mother, Evelyne, is a teacher; younger brother, Enzo, is a business student...Says he got strength from his father and kindness from his mother...His parents still live in Le Mans where his father went to study and where he met his mother who lived there (Le Mans is located in west of France and famous (at least in France) for two things: 1) 24 hours of Le Mans, an endurance car race; 2) les Rillettes (pronouce: "Reeyett" a "pork meat paté").

Finished 2003 as No. 2 junior in world (behind Baghdatis)…Reached SF at Australian Open juniors in 2002-03 along with Roland Garros and Wimbledon in '03...Won US Open junior title (d. Baghdatis)…Won first career junior title at 2002 Canadian Open (d. Bayer) and runner-up at Victorian Junior Championships that year (l. to Gasquet)…Also won title at 2003 Luxembourg Indoor Junior Championships...Named 2007 ATP Newcomer of Year and 2008 ATP Most Improved Player of Year...The BNP Paribas Masters final in Paris against Nalbandian was second highest audience on French TV Canal+ in 2008 for a Sunday sports program, peaking at 1.3 million viewers on match point...In 2011 was presented with the ATP Aces for Charity grant for his foundation “Attrap’ La Balle”, which provides underprivileged children in Congo with access to sports activities.

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