An 18-time ATP champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is amongst 5 gamers who’ve crushed Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray not less than 18 occasions. Jo shares the checklist with Juan Martin Del Potro, Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych and Dominic Thiem, struggling some heavy losses in opposition to the 4 legends however figuring out how you can beat them equally effectively.
Tsonga claimed two Masters 1000 trophies, and his assortment of notable titles might have been far richer had he discovered the best way to beat the rivals from the highest extra typically. The previous world no. 5 might have been ranked greater, however he’s honored to face such robust opponents all through his profession, making his achievements much more helpful.
Tsonga won’t compete on the upcoming Australian Open, fighting an ongoing damage and skipping the season’s first Main. Coping with a lower-back damage, Tsonga determined to complete his 2020 duties in mid-September, hitting the follow courtroom throughout the low season and hoping to get again at 100% forward of 2021.
The Frenchman could not rating a win within the season behind us, dropping to Miomir Kecmanovic in Doha and retiring in opposition to Alexei Popyrin in Melbourne, not taking part in ever since. The ATP Comeback participant of the 12 months nominee gained 210 positions on the ATP rating checklist in 2019, experiencing a horrible knee damage in Montpellier in February 2018 and dropping out from the top-100 eight months later for the primary time in 12 years!
Jo-Wilfried had struggled to seek out the rhythm as soon as he returned within the season’s ultimate weeks, elevating his stage firstly of 2019 to achieve the Brisbane semis and declare the Montpellier crown.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga spoke concerning the best rivals from the Large 4.
Tsonga returned into the top-100 following the Bordeaux Challenger and received two matches at Wimbledon, dropping to Rafael Nadal in straight units.
After an early US Open defeat, Tsonga conquered the Cassic Challenger and an ATP title in Metz, securing sufficient factors to crack the top-40 and stay on the restoration course in the direction of the top-20. Jo-Wilfried superior into the Paris Masters quarter-final to seek out himself within the top-30 and earn the Comeback participant of the 12 months award nomination.
Following a difficult 2020 season, Tsonga continues to be keen to increase his profession and play for notable titles once more as soon as he totally recovers. “We now have to be sincere and say that I’d have beloved it if all these guys did not exist.
When you find yourself world no. 5, you’ll have been near the highest with out these legends round. Nonetheless, battling in opposition to them can also be a supply of pleasure. Roger Federer beat me many occasions, however I beat him too. The identical goes for Nadal, Djokovic and Murray. We now have performed in a loopy robust technology,” Jo-Wilfried Tsonga stated.