I never hear about Tsonga or Monfils what I heared about Noah in the past : that he was from Cameroon when he lost and from France when he won
That must mean on that topic at least, things have improved
When I think about it, there's a clear reason for that "evolution" : until the end of the 80s, there were still quite few black or Arabic people in elite French sports.
There were already quite many black sportsmen in track and field and basket-ball of course, but not at all as many ones as now.
The French football team who won the European championship 1984 there was only one black guy in the team (Jean Tigana, and a substitute as well -José Touré-).
Even in basketball I can remember the team was at least composed of half of white players.
Since then we've had so many top sportsmen who are black or of Arabic origin (by the way I've always wondered why there were so few Italian or Spanish sportsmen who were black
) that I think it's the reason why people don't even realize, even though there are quite many people who are hostile to immigration in France.
And as someone noted, in the ranking of most popular people now in France, now the first one is Yannick Noah (black), the second one Zinedine Zidane (Arabic), the third one Omar Sy (black actor).
I think that's why I don't hear the same I heared about Noah in the 80s that he was from Cameroon when he lost
(I laugh because it was often said for humour like about Murray and Scotland)
Now when Tsonga or Monfils loses I never hear or read anything like that but I always read "French sportsmen have no mental" (which was already possible to hear about Noah in the past of course
Another example I've just thought about : Franck Ribéry, a football player with no "arabic" origin who has converted to muslim religion and prays before each match on the pitch : he has been a lot a lot criticized in France in recent years ... but hardly ever anybody said anything about that
It surprises me now that I think of it, because in the meantime many people think and say many harsh things against immigration. Strangely, in sports, somehow it's nearly fully absent, probably because without that we would be nothing in sports
Maybe also because many French people who are very bad against immigration are not really "allergic" to people from different "ethnies".
Anyway it's surprising ... and somehow in the meantime I'm very often ashame of what my compatriots say and of my government's policy to immigrants, somehow I can even feel proud because somehow, it seems that France has a special success story for people from different "ethnies" in sports, which seemingly can't happen in other countries the same