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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga! Alias "Jo Jo" (the Manceau deserves his own thread!)

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10-12-2005, 04:24 PM
He can't share a thread with Gaël anymore. He deserves his own thread IMO. So i start one for him. :cool:
Could you please change the title of the other one Marine? ;)

He won his first round match in the France F17 Future in Saint-Dizier:
Jo-Wilfried TSONGA FRA 252 (2) bat Antoine TASSART FRA (Q) 6-3/6-3

Next: Max RADITSCHNIGG AUT 530 who beat Romain JOUAN FRA 1511 (WC) 4-6/7-6(4)/6-3

10-12-2005, 04:31 PM
I repost some things i had posted in his former thread about him...

An interview of Jo Tsonga from Tennis Mag' in the "Comment ça va?" = "How are you doing?" section (Gosh! I've scanned so much things...): (


Maybe we should make separate threads for Jo Jo and Gaël?

It was something going in my head since a long time... :p

10-12-2005, 04:33 PM
A site about him:

10-22-2005, 06:20 PM
Well he won this challenger title. ;)

France F17 - Internationaux de Tennis de Saint-Dizier
Saint-Dizier, France
October 10-16, 2005
Surface: Hard (Indoor)
Main Draw : 32
Qualifying Draw: 64

Seeds: (cut: Max Raditschnigg - 532)
1. Stefan Wauters
2. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
3. David Sherwood
4. Jean-Michel Pequery
5. Jan Minar
6. Florin Mergea
7. Amir Hadad
8. Marco Pedrini

Finals :

(2)(WC)Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) d. Torsten Popp (GER) 6-0 7-6(8)

Then something bad happened there.

France F18 - Tournoi International de La Roche Sur Yon - Vendée
La Roche sur Yon, France
October 17-23, 2005
Surface: Hard (Indoor)
Main Draw : 32
Qualifying Draw: 64

Seeds: (cut: Ludwig Pellerin - 532)
1. Mathieu Montcourt
2. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
3. Jan Minar WD
4. Slimane Saoudi
5. Florin Mergea
6. Torsten Popp
7. Viktor Troicki
8. Nicolas Renavand

Quarterfinals :

(1)Mathieu Montcourt (FRA) d. (7)Viktor Troicki (SCG) 6-3 6-4
(LL)Olivier van de Wiele (FRA) d. (WC)Gary Lugassy (FRA) 6-7(7) 6-1 7-6(0)
(5)Florin Mergea (ROM) d. (q)Vincent Millot (FRA) 6-4 7-6(4)
Grega Zemlja (SLO) d. (2)(SE)Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) w/o

10-22-2005, 06:22 PM
Does Tsonga has some fans to take care of this thread? :o

10-22-2005, 06:46 PM
Does anybody knows if Tsonga's got another injury ? It would be a black year for him in this assumption...

02-06-2006, 09:01 AM
loooooooooooooool it's ages since any1 posted in Joey's thread :awww:
but great news!!!!!
Jo is back in action in the Bergamo Challenger :banana:
he played quallies (def. Midelkoop, Giorgini and Tkalec) and is now in the MD and faces Jerome Haehnel
It is quite a tough draw but it's a good start. I'm really excited to see that he's finally back. No more injuries this time :angel: that's what I hope :)

02-06-2006, 11:57 AM
yeah...good to see...i really hope he can have a better year this year

02-06-2006, 04:12 PM
Hello :wavey: I'm a Jo Willy fan since he won the USO juniors. Let's hope this means a rebirth for him. Happy to hear he's palying again. :D

02-06-2006, 04:14 PM
I hope it'll be his rebirth. I like him since the fall of 2004 and I was quite sad to see him injured for so long :awww:
Allez Jo :bigclap: !!!!

02-07-2006, 08:02 AM
he plays Haehel in the first round of Bergamo :scared:

02-07-2006, 03:03 PM
Jo Willy lost :( Does anyone know what he plays next? Will he get a wc for the Open 13?? :(

02-08-2006, 07:55 AM
yeah the score was 6-7 (7) 0-6 :sad:
seems like he was too disappointed by the loss of the 1st set which seems to have been very close :awww:
I dunno if he'll get a WC for the Open 13 as he's not been a WC boy in general....and I don't think he will get it :awww:
But I hope he'll play some more challengers so he can win some matches and get his ranking up. Allez :woohoo: !

02-08-2006, 08:10 AM
i have a friend in france who is good friends with jo-wilfried, so i will ask him if he knows what tournaments he's going to be playing

02-11-2006, 07:03 AM
Jo 'll playing the qualifications at the Open 13 (Marseille)
...against Haenhel!!

02-11-2006, 07:15 AM
again :bigcry: :fiery:
I hate this :banghead:
btw, tennistory: your Jo site is great :yeah:

02-11-2006, 07:38 AM
aarrghhh!! well hopefully this time he can beat him!! allez!!

et oui, tennistory, j'ai vu beaucoup de tes photos, surtout de Roland Garros, et elles sont FORMIDABLES!! merci!!

02-13-2006, 11:09 AM
Can omeone say what happened to Jo Willy? I'm not sure if he played the Open 13 qualies. Thanks.

02-19-2006, 01:12 PM
Yeah he played the Open 13 quallies but lost to Haehnel. However, this week he tries to qualify for the Besancon challenger. He is already in the 2nd round of the quallies where he meets Jan Mertl of the Czech Republic. Allez Jo :woohoo: !

02-20-2006, 12:53 AM
Yeah he played the Open 13 quallies but lost to Haehnel. However, this week he tries to qualify for the Besancon challenger. He is already in the 2nd round of the quallies where he meets Jan Mertl of the Czech Republic. Allez Jo :woohoo: !

Hey Iza, thanks. I hope he does better this time around, but as we know its all about taking baby steps. :)

02-20-2006, 09:53 AM
And he won :woohoo:
He beat Mertl 6-3 6-2 and will play Massimo Dell'Acqua for a place in the MD. Bonne chance :banana:

Btw....what does Manceau mean :scratch: :confused: ?

02-20-2006, 11:51 AM
i think manceau means someone from le mans

02-22-2006, 06:21 AM
aw ok i got it :)
GREAT news :yeah: Joey quallified for the Besancon challenger and in the first round of the MD he beat French WC Nicolas Thomann 6-3 7-6(11) :woohoo:
In the 2nd round he'll play the winner of Waske-Cakl.

02-22-2006, 06:37 AM
wow that's a good win for him!!

hope he continues to do well there!

02-24-2006, 12:37 PM
he withdrew before the 2nd round match against Waske because of lower back problems :sad: :sad:

03-06-2006, 06:38 AM
i just talked to a friend of his last night...the back problems are nothing serious and he hopes to be back for some futures in France in about a week or so

03-11-2006, 10:52 AM
great :yeah:

03-16-2006, 11:25 AM
Jo playes this week at Lille (Future), he won against Olivier Mutis 6/3 6/3 yesterday....

I'll go again this afternoon against Gonsalez...

03-25-2006, 06:33 PM
He won the Lille futures :woohoo:

04-03-2006, 12:49 PM
Joey seems to be in good shape: he won the Great Britain F5 in Bath :woohoo:
His route to the title:
1st round: def. Lee Childs 6-1 6-2
2nd round: def. Andrey Golubev 7-6(5) 6-2
quarters: def. Jesse Huta-Galung 2-6 6-3 6-2
semis: def. Nicolas Tourte 6-1 6-3
final: def. Michael Ryderstedt 6-3 6-2

Good work, Jo-Wilfried :woohoo: :bounce: !!!!

04-03-2006, 01:38 PM
oh cool! those are some good wins...

surprised he's not playing Grasse this week

04-03-2006, 08:06 PM
No Jo prefere to stay at Bath this week for an other Future...

Grasse is on clay I think...

04-09-2006, 11:54 AM
he's in the semis of Bath :yeah:
after getting some very good wins under his belt (including top seed Jean-Michel Pequery in the QFs) he plays Richard Bloomfield for a spot in the final. Allez :bounce: !

04-10-2006, 06:39 AM
great news: Jo won the GBF6 :banana: he beat Prpic in straight sets in the final :woohoo:

04-10-2006, 06:46 AM
and there's even more good news: he climbed 40 ranking spot and is now #364 :D Allez!

04-10-2006, 11:17 AM
wow that's great for him!! thanks for all the info Iza!! is he playing anywhere this week?

04-27-2006, 07:09 PM
Jo is playing a challenger in Lanzarote this week and he's through to the semi-finals :yeah:

04-28-2006, 01:53 PM

04-28-2006, 03:07 PM
oh wow that's great news!

04-28-2006, 03:49 PM
salut emilie
c raphael. tu vas bien ?

est ce que tu sais ou je peux avoir les scores en direct du tournoi de Lanzarote ? il parait que c possible sur un forum italien mais je ne sais pas ou



04-29-2006, 09:34 AM
salut emilie
c raphael. tu vas bien ?

est ce que tu sais ou je peux avoir les scores en direct du tournoi de Lanzarote ? il parait que c possible sur un forum italien mais je ne sais pas ou



coucou Raphaël!!!! bienvenu sur ce forum!!

je vais essayer de trouver un site où on peut suivre les scores en dirècte et si j'en trouve un, je te le dirai!!

bisouxxx :kiss:

04-29-2006, 09:43 AM
j'ai trouvé le site officiel du tournoi...c'est

mais je crois pas qu'il y ait des scores en dirècte :(

tu peux qd même voir les résultats après les a battu kunitsyn 7-6(2) 3-6 6-3 en quarts de final

si je trouve qqch d'autre, je te le dirai!!

04-29-2006, 02:27 PM
He lost in the final in 3 sets :sad:... but still a great run, hopefully he can keep going from here

04-29-2006, 08:19 PM
Who did he lose to?

04-29-2006, 09:31 PM
Filip Prpic of Sweden, who Jo had already beaten earlier this year in the final of a Futures tournament in England... so Prpic got his revenge :(

04-30-2006, 01:05 AM
He'll do better next time. Prpic had a good day today.

04-30-2006, 05:32 AM

oh well, semis is still good. where does he play next?

05-01-2006, 11:35 AM

05-25-2006, 09:31 AM
Is Jo playing RG?
I haven't seen him in the draws?!

05-25-2006, 01:31 PM
no, he decided not to play RG and instead focus on Wimbledon (his better surface)

05-25-2006, 03:25 PM
Alright! weird decision for a French :shrug:
Thanx for the info Emilita ;)

05-26-2006, 04:28 AM
yeah it was a bit weird but apparently it's only for this year he will play RG again

10-01-2006, 07:01 PM
Jo is back...He's playing qualifiactions at the Moselle Open

And his new website also ;)

10-09-2006, 06:21 AM
nice to see he got a WC into the Rennes challenger this week :yeah:

10-12-2006, 05:58 AM
Joey is doing great this week :banana: he is in the quarters of the Rennes challenger after defeating Carraz and Torsten Popp :woohoo:
Allez allez!

10-15-2006, 03:25 PM
Now that was a well-deserved WC! :yeah:
He did it, he won a naile-biting final against Summerer with a great comeback after a poor start (1-6 7-5 7-5). It was an awesome fight, Jo! :kiss:

10-15-2006, 05:01 PM
Well done JO!! Hope that he'll get a WC for Bercy qualies :yeah:

10-16-2006, 09:36 AM
great result for him! bravo JoJo!!

10-17-2006, 09:18 AM
:clap2: Great week for him! Congrats!

Tennis Fool
10-23-2006, 03:15 AM
Hey, Tsonga seems to be making a comeback. He's gotten to the Futures of 1 tournament last month and won Rennes this month. Was he injured previously? Anyone know his situation?

10-23-2006, 04:20 AM
yes he has had a lot of injury problems, but he is gradually coming back

Tennis Fool
10-23-2006, 04:22 AM
I wouldn't even say gradually. He's really shot up the rankings in the past 3 weeks. Otherwise I wouldn't have noticed ;)

10-28-2006, 01:57 PM
Bercy Qualies 1st Round:

WC J.Tsonga def. [9] S.Koubek 7-6(5), 7-6(4) :D

Next up: Jo Jo will play [5]Daniele Bracciali for a spot in MD!

10-28-2006, 02:58 PM
I wouldn't even say gradually. He's really shot up the rankings in the past 3 weeks. Otherwise I wouldn't have noticed ;)

well yes in the last 3 weeks he's done particularly well...but he hasn't just started making a comeback in the last 3 has been gradual. great to see he has a shot at making the main draw in bercy. when was the last time he was there? was like 2003 or 2004 wasn't it? can't remember..

10-28-2006, 04:28 PM
Good win over Koubek! :yeah:

Tennis Fool
11-07-2006, 03:41 AM
How far did he go in qualies?

12-30-2006, 11:48 AM
YAY! Jo-Wilfried got a wildcard for the main draw at the Oz Open :woohoo: :bounce: :bounce: !!!!! Allez!

01-03-2007, 03:40 PM
GL Jo for the main draw :woohoo:

01-12-2007, 09:56 AM
Australian Open 1st Round:

:eek: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA (WC) vs. Andy Roddick USA (6)

Allez Jo Jo!! :bounce:

01-12-2007, 11:59 AM
Why does he always get Roddick 1st round in Grand Slams?? :fiery:

01-12-2007, 12:56 PM
Allez JoJo :banana:

01-15-2007, 05:59 PM
Very nice match a gainst Roddick despite the logic loss! Very solid. :yeah:

To bad he completely collapsed after leading 5-2 in the second set though...

He's really getting back to his normal level of play and of confidence it seems! Little by litle he'll get back on track and let's hope this horrible serie of bad injuries is definitely over for him... ;)

01-15-2007, 06:47 PM
From GM :

Tsonga won 20:18 first set tie-break against Roddick and this is 6th tie-break in singles with 38 points! Record equalling! :lol:

Fragmentary process: 5:3 Roddick, 6:5 Tsonga, 7:6 Roddick, 8:7 Tsonga, 9:8 Tsonga (serve), 10:9 Tsonga, 11:10 Roddick, 12:11 Tsonga, 13:12 Roddick, 14:13 Tsonga, 15:14 Roddick, 16:15 Tsonga, 17:16 Tsonga (serve), 18:17 Tsonga and finally at 19:18 Tsonga won its tenth set point (Roddick had five sp's)

I'd also like to say that, if this guy Tsonga stays healthy, there's no reason he can't break the top 100 this year. I mean 30 outright winners in the first set alone :eek:. He was on fire.

01-16-2007, 05:38 PM
I watched the 1st set TB... It was so amazing. Great stuff. :yeah:

For that moment, he didn't seem to have the French mental problem like others :lol:

01-19-2007, 03:21 AM
Here's a post-math video interview from Eurosport : ;)

01-25-2007, 08:49 PM
Does anyone know when's Tsonga's next tourney???

01-26-2007, 02:42 AM
3 pics I took of JoJo during a practice session at the AO..

01-26-2007, 02:51 AM
~EMiLiTA~ :smooch: Thank you :dance:

01-26-2007, 10:39 AM
Thx Emilita, nice jojo pics :) Was he training with monfils??

01-27-2007, 02:08 AM
Thx Emilita, nice jojo pics :) Was he training with monfils??

de rien Anne-Claire! yes, he was training with Monfils

02-04-2007, 11:22 AM
Jo pulled out of Bergamo, but I read on his website it's nothing serious, just a little pain in the back, he's taking a few days off to be sure it won't bother him for his next matches (he's playing the qualies of Marseille).

02-11-2007, 10:56 PM

News on the Jo's website withe news pictures also...


02-11-2007, 11:57 PM
hahaha great pic, merci :)

02-17-2007, 07:01 PM
He's back! :bounce:

Besançon Challenger - Main Draw :

(1) Nicolas MAHUT (FRA) - Jean-Christophe FAUREL (FRA)
(SE) Frederic NIEMEYER (CAN) - Mathieu MONTCOURT (FRA)
Frederico GIL (POR) - (7) Dick NORMAN (BEL)

(3) Alexander PEYA (AUT) - Richard BLOOMFIELD (GBR)
Kenneth CARLSEN (DEN) - Tomas CAKL (CZE)
Federico LUZZI (ITA) - Qualifier
Sam WARBURG (USA) - (6) Ernest GULBIS (LAT)

(5) Ivan NAVARRO-PASTOR (ESP) - Qualifier
David GUEZ (FRA) - Lamine OUAHAB (ALG)
Michal MERTINAK (SVK) - (WC) Jonathan EYSSERIC (FRA)
(WC) Thierry ASCIONE (FRA) - (4) Werner ESCHAUER (AUT)

Qualifier - (WC) Jérémy CHARDY (FRA)
Qualifier - (WC) Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (FRA)
Marin CILIC (CRO) - (2) Davide SANGUINETTI (ITA)

02-19-2007, 01:59 PM
His qualifier is Vincent Millot (FRA).

02-22-2007, 07:30 PM
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga d. Marin Čilić 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 :bounce:

Very impressive in the last two sets! :eek:

He's got a really nice game. I could see that at Bercy a few years ago but still...

Hopefully, no more injury and he's back on track! :yeah:

Gilles Muller next, isn't it?

02-23-2007, 05:01 PM
Lost to Gilles Muller 6-4, 7-5 today. I could only follow the 1st set in which he was really playing :retard: but i bet it was the same in the 2nd.

Nice short run considering he was coming back from injury (again...).

02-25-2007, 01:15 AM
He got a WC for the MD in Cherbourg :

Main Draw:

Christophe Rochus BEL [1] vs. Tomas Cakl CZE
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA [WC] vs. Qualifier
Michal Przysiezny POL vs. Adrian Mannarino FRA [WC]
Federico Luzzi ITA vs. Lukasz Kubot POL [4]

Robin Vik CZE [5] vs. Sam Warburg USA
Lukas Lacko SVK vs. Alexandre Sidorenko FRA [WC]
Nathan Healey AUS vs. Michal Mertinak SVK
Denis Istomin UZB vs. Mathieu Montcourt FRA [8]

Frederico Gil POR [7] vs. Édouard Roger-Vasselin FRA [SE]
Jean-Christophe Faurel FRA vs. Uros Vico ITA
David Guez FRA vs. Go Soeda JPN
Tobias Clemens GER vs. Gilles Muller LUX [3]

Kenneth Carlsen DEN [6] vs. Qualifier
Flavio Cipolla ITA vs. Qualifier
Qualifier vs. Jonathan Eysseric FRA [WC]
Sergiy Stakhovsky UKR vs. Dick Norman BEL [2]

02-25-2007, 02:29 AM
good luck to him in Cherbourg!

03-01-2007, 03:18 PM
Disappointing loss of Jo today against Cakl, I thought he had a good draw after his first round win over Cilic...
He lost 6-4 3-6 5-7. Cakl was leading all the time in the 3rd set, rebreak for Jo just in time at 4-5 and he lost his serve immediately after that. :rolleyes:

Here's an interview of him before the match:
He seemed pretty confident for today's match... No comment. The good thing is he is not injured, for a change ("je ne ressens aucun bobo particulier").

03-01-2007, 05:00 PM
JO :sad: dommage....

03-15-2007, 05:29 AM
He is playing Sarajevo this week. And he is now in round 2 :)

R1: def. Sasa Tuksar 6-4 6-1
R2: vs Kenneth Carlsen

03-16-2007, 04:10 AM
Oh well, he lost to Carlsen 6-3 5-7 3-6

03-19-2007, 11:44 AM
He is playing a Future this week (Poitiers).
Not very exciting, but his website says he needs a few wins in a row to get his confidence back.
So pull a Gael and win the whole thing, Jo! :p

He has a great draw, everybody seems to be in the other half of the draw:

03-26-2007, 12:01 PM
Done, he won his Future in Poitiers (without losing a set :cool: ):
Tête de série n°3 à Poitiers, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga s'est imposé en costaud. Armé d'un service performant, le Manceau, 198e mondial, n'a pas perdu le moindre set.
OBJECTIF TOP 100. Depuis sa victoire au Challenger de Rennes en octobre dernier, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga s'était fait remarquer à l'Open d'Australie, quand il avait en vain mené un set et un break face à Andy Roddick. Mais il n'avait pas inscrit beaucoup de points… Des victoires, le Manceau, tout juste placé parmi les 200 premiers mondiaux, en manquent cruellement. A 21 ans, l'élève d'Eric Winogradsky court après le temps perdu, la faute à une cascade de blessures qui ont perturbé son passage chez les "pros". A Poitiers, "Jo" est venu s'offrir un petit bol d'air avant d'entamer une partie de saison où il n'a presque plus aucun point à défendre. "C'est bon pour la suite, a estimé le vainqueur. Je vais partir disputer un Challenger aux Etats-Unis puis au Mexique avec de la confiance. Mon niveau de jeu est bon. Eric, mon coach, m'a bien soutenu pendant mes galères et il m'a rendu plus professionnel. Mon objectif pour 2007 est de finir parmi les 100 premiers."
ACES EN STOCK. Sur le GreenSet du TC Poitevin, son service a fait merveille. Il n'a concédé que deux fois sa mise en jeu en cinq matches, alignant notamment 17 aces en demi-finales face à son copain Josselin Ouanna (7/6, 6/4). En finale, Tsonga s'est défait sans trembler du Letton Andis Juska (6/1, 7/5), vainqueur la semaine précédente à Lille. Juska avait empêché le tournoi poitevin d'avoir une finale 100% française, en battant d'un souffle Jean-Michel Péquery dans l'autre demi-finale (6/2, 4/6, 7/6).
He will now play in Talahassee (USA) and Mexico City. He says his goal is to be in the top 100 by the end of the year. He barely has any points to defend anymore for the rest of the season, so it's doable. He played great in Poitiers, his serve was working very well (17 aces in his semi-final against Ouanna).

04-07-2007, 08:09 AM
He reached the final of the Tallahassee Challenger without losing a set! :yeah:
He plays De Voest in the final.

04-07-2007, 08:51 PM
He beat De Voest 6-1 6-4 in the final :yeah:
Back into the top 200 :bounce:

04-15-2007, 07:59 PM
And now he won the challenger of Mexico City! 15 wins in a row! Nice... :)

Posted by Gustavo_Fan in the challengers thread :

04-15-2007, 09:10 PM
He should be in the top 150 tomorrow :yeah:

04-16-2007, 08:26 AM
Wrong :o He's 160!

04-16-2007, 08:31 AM
Oh well, it's better than his 172 last week :dance:

04-16-2007, 09:28 AM
congrats for the win in Mexico City!!

Hugh Jaas
04-17-2007, 01:37 AM
Now he is 22!


04-17-2007, 04:26 AM
:aparty: Happy Birthday, Jo-Wilfried :bdaycake:

04-17-2007, 11:22 AM
Joyeux Anniversaire Jo! :)

Much more beautiful pics, yet again thanks to GustavoM_Fan :

05-05-2007, 03:21 PM
Jo won his 3rd challenger of the year in Lanzarote :bounce:

05-06-2007, 02:05 AM
congrats! :)

05-06-2007, 02:36 PM
Keep it up Jo :D

05-08-2007, 06:47 AM
In l'Équipe today, he won't play Roland-Garros! :(
Tsonga : non à Roland
En un mois et demi, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga a engrangé victoires et surtout titres. Quatre au total : le Futures France 5 de Poitiers et trois Challengers (Tallahassee, Mexico et Lanzarote). 224e mondial en février, le Français est aujourd’hui 148e, à quelques encablures de son meilleur classement (133e en mai 2005). Pourtant, malgré cette trajectoire ascendante, il ne disputera pas le prochain tournoi de Roland-Garros. Une décision a priori étrange, mais mûrement réfléchie. « J’ai connu tellement de pépins ces deux dernières saisons (hernie discale, tendinites à l’épaule et au genou, lumbago, etc.) que je ne me sens pas prêt à enchaîner les matches en cinq sets, explique-t-il. Je m’en suis rendu compte cette année à l’Open d’Australie. En plus, chaque fois que j’ai essayé de reprendre sur terre, je me suis fait mal. Je vais mieux, mais je suis encore fragile. Je vais donc zapper Roland. À contrecoeur, mais je n’ai pas envie de galvauder une wild-card. » Après une semaine de repos, Tsonga entamera sa préparation pour… la saison sur gazon. À son programme : le Challenger de Surbiton, puis les qualifs du Queen’s et de Wimbledon. – V. C.

He’s had so many injuries in the past 2 years, he doesn’t feel ready yet for 5 sets matches. He realized that at the AO. And everytime he tried to play on clay, he got injured (?). He feels better, but he’s still 'fragile'. That’s why he will skip Roland-Garros, he doesn’t want to waste a WC.
He will rest one week and start practicing for the grass season (with Surbiton, the qualies of the Queen’s and of Wimbledon).

05-08-2007, 07:33 AM
I was so looking forward to see him play in Paris :sobbing:

:awww: If that's his own decision, I guess it's for the best :hug:

05-08-2007, 10:16 AM
i seem to recall he did the same thing last year

it's nice of him to say he didn't want to waste a wildcard...very selfless

05-08-2007, 05:41 PM
Last year he didn't play Roland because he was injuried....

And 2 years ago against Andy,.... he had injuried just he didn't be on his Top...

So I think it's a good choice...and very honnest...

Good preparation for grass Jo!

It's possible if you have question for Jo to ask him on his website...

05-27-2007, 07:38 PM
really a pity that he doesn't play RG, but maybe it's a wise decision

looking forward to see him kicking ass on English grass:D

05-29-2007, 03:01 PM
Since there's no Jo during RG, it's time to mention that he can be seen in this vid of "A day with Gaël Monfils" : :hearts:

06-02-2007, 03:41 PM
He's behind Eric Winogradsky (Patience's coach) watching Oliver's match against Nole on the Lenglen... The tv keeps showing him. Nice glasses! :lol:

The Freak
06-06-2007, 06:28 PM
Tsonga won his first round match in the Great Britain grass court challenger over Fred Niemeyer, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2. Next up, some guy ranked 1522 in the world, who just beat Sam Querrey.

The Freak
06-07-2007, 05:40 PM
Jo-Wilfried won his 2nd round match in Suburbiton, Great Britain over Jim May 6-3, 7-5. Next up Alejandro Falla in the quarters.

06-07-2007, 06:02 PM
Jo can do well on grass, he won the Nottingham challenger back in 2004, but Falla wil be a difficult test that's for sure, his first real test this week :unsure: Good luck to him!

06-08-2007, 05:48 PM
He beat Falla 6-3 7-6 :yeah:
Guccione in the semi next, will be even tougher. Good luck Jo!

06-08-2007, 07:26 PM
Too bad that he didn't get a wilcard for Queens, he will probably have a week off to prepare for Wimbledon quallies. Does have a chance for a Wimbledon WC if he wins Surbiton?

06-08-2007, 09:20 PM
Saturday 9 June

Queens Qualifications

10:00 Tsonga vs. Goodall

Surbiton CH Semi Finals

13:00 Tsonga vs Guccione

Queens Qualifications 2nd round


This is looking insane, will he play three matches in one day?

06-09-2007, 09:47 AM
Already a break against Goodall 2*/0

Allez Jo !!!

06-09-2007, 11:32 AM
He won 6-1 3-6 6-3

Back to Surbiton now. :bolt:

06-09-2007, 11:39 AM
He's gonna play his semifinal?

06-09-2007, 11:46 AM
That's what some people are saying. I don't think a withdrawal has been announced. :confused:

06-09-2007, 12:49 PM
That would be incredible :haha:

06-09-2007, 01:44 PM
Apparently he lost the 1st set to Guccione, so hopefully he'll just tank now and concentrate on qualifying for Queen's.

06-09-2007, 02:43 PM
:spit: Tsonga def. Guccione 5-7 6-4 7-6

06-09-2007, 04:57 PM
Tsonga def. Goodall 6-1 3-6 6-3
Tsonga def. Guccione 5-7 6-4 7-6
Tsonga def. Rushby 6-1 6-1


All in one day's work :worship:

The Freak
06-09-2007, 05:18 PM
What an effort from JW. :bowdown:

06-09-2007, 05:58 PM
Respect :bowdown:

06-09-2007, 11:07 PM
And tomorrow, 2 matches as well. The Surbiton final and the last round of the Queen's quallies. :eek:

Marathon Man. :worship:

06-10-2007, 04:48 AM
Jo :bowdown:

Keep it going :yeah:

06-10-2007, 10:50 AM
He's qualified for the Queen's main draw by beating Bastl 6-4 6-0 :yeah: Now back to Surbiton to face big Ivo :eek:

The Freak
06-10-2007, 04:08 PM
Tsonga d. Karlovic 6-3, 7-6(4). What an effort. :worship:

06-10-2007, 04:17 PM
:lol: Incredible! :bowdown:

06-10-2007, 04:33 PM
Too Good, :bowdown: his ranking should be going way up :D

06-10-2007, 04:56 PM

Hopefully, he won't have to play challengers anymore for a while. :lol:

06-10-2007, 09:52 PM
Hopefully, he'll stay injury-free at last :unsure:

06-11-2007, 03:43 AM

06-11-2007, 10:03 AM
4th challenger title of the year :bowdown:
Good luck at Queen's now!

06-11-2007, 10:57 AM
Incredible. :eek:
Great weekend! :yeah:

The Freak
06-12-2007, 02:15 PM
Jo beat Kristian Pless (7-6(2), 6-0) first round at Queens, next he's got Hewitt. I think Jo has a chance there.

06-12-2007, 02:51 PM
With all the momentum he's riding, I think he will give Hewitt a tough match, should be a good one :yeah:

06-12-2007, 10:13 PM
Jo is now 21-3 on grass in his career :bowdown:

Should be a tight match with Hewitt, hopefully Jo can pull the upset off.

06-13-2007, 02:26 PM
I saw him practising yesterday.

Good luck against Hewitt. :yeah:

06-13-2007, 04:56 PM
Thanks for the pics :yeah:
He just beat Hewitt 7-6(5) 7-6(2) :worship:
Cilic is next...

06-13-2007, 04:59 PM
And the streak continues :worship:

06-13-2007, 05:01 PM
Congrats Jo :worship: That was a great match to watch. Some points were amazing. He is really confident at the moment... the most confident of all the frenchies. It's not that hard though :o
Good luck next round. :)

06-13-2007, 08:49 PM
Keep it going Jo :bowdown:

06-14-2007, 01:49 PM
The streak is over, but Jo can still be proud of what he's done the last 10 days. :yeah:
I just hope now the AELTC make the correct decision, so he can have some rest before attacking the Wimbledon main draw.

06-14-2007, 01:51 PM
Too bad he couldn't beat Cilic again. But he deserves rest. ;)

06-14-2007, 03:03 PM
Rest up Jo, Rest up.

06-14-2007, 03:23 PM
The Croatards are happy :o

Rest up, Jo :yeah:

06-14-2007, 10:18 PM
Great job on grass so far!!!! Well done Jo and keep it up :yeah: :bounce:

06-15-2007, 04:24 PM
He got a WC for Wimbledon :woohoo:

06-15-2007, 04:26 PM
He got a WC for Wimbledon :woohoo:

Great news :woohoo:

It's not like he even needed one ;) it is just so he will not have to play matches beforehand and he will be fresh. :D

06-15-2007, 04:30 PM
It's not like he even needed one ;) it is just so he will not have to play matches beforehand and he will be fresh. :D

Exactly ;)

06-24-2007, 07:55 PM
Jo plays fellow frenchman Julien Benneateau in round 1 tommorow at Wimbledon, and with the withdrawl of Murray the winner of Kim/Lapentti is in round 2 so this can be a very good Wimbledon if Jo plays his cards right.

First things first, beat Julien :D

Allez Jo :D

06-26-2007, 01:30 PM
He beat Julien 7-6 7-5 6-4 :woohoo:

Very close match and it was a werid one with a tons of breaks :unsure:

But nevertheless Jo is through and he gets an easy match next, the winner of Lapentti or Kim who are currently battling in a 5 set match. I have a feeling Jo is going to do great things at Wimbledon this year with his draw :D

Allez Jo :D

06-26-2007, 02:51 PM
Nicely done :yeah:

What a choke from Benneteau 4-0 up in the second though. :o

06-28-2007, 01:11 PM
And now he beat Lapentti 6/4, 6/2, 6/3. Here comes the 3rd round. :worship:

06-28-2007, 01:22 PM

06-28-2007, 01:47 PM
Well done Jo :yeah:

06-28-2007, 11:13 PM
After having his way with Nico, now a bigger test is here, he plays Lopez who likes the grass courts, but I really want a Gasquet/Tsonga match so please both win :angel:

06-29-2007, 12:20 AM
I can see him making the QF (I think he can beat Lopez and I am not convinced Gasquet is in top form)...let's hope it happens. That would DEFINITELY put him on the map as a top player.

06-29-2007, 06:02 PM
many foto here ( here ( of him :wavey:

Here a fot oh him and his girl friend mandy minella;)

06-29-2007, 06:33 PM
Well done JO :) Good luck against Richie :rocker2:

06-29-2007, 07:02 PM
Another straight sets win :yeah: Now the 4th round match against Richie, so there will definitely be at least one Frenchie in the quarters :D

06-29-2007, 07:18 PM
Jo vs. Richie :woohoo:

Soft boy is in trouble :D

06-29-2007, 08:11 PM
Woaw! :eek: Dreamlike. I didn't know his girlfriend was the Luxembourgish player Lilibel, tahnks for the info.

06-29-2007, 09:45 PM
Woaw! :eek: Dreamlike. I didn't know his girlfriend was the Luxembourgish player Lilibel, tahnks for the info.

You're welcome and you know they are together more than 2 years ,but ask to tennistory, she konows more than me ( helas oui jo n 'ets plus un coeur a prendre:sad: :sad: pkoi tt les meilleurs st pris!:( :( !)

06-30-2007, 09:13 AM

Jo and Mandy are together more than 5 years...!
Some Jo's pictures on the website

06-30-2007, 03:33 PM
yay finally Joey becomes better known after a string of great perforamnces :worship:
i was so sad to see him have terrible injuries in the past 2-3 years that it's great he finally shows his huge potential now :banana:
vamos Joey :rocker2: spank Richie :devil:

06-30-2007, 07:38 PM

Jo and Mandy are together more than 5 years...!
Some Jo's pictures on the website
La classe et pour le couple et pour la couv,:cool:
Merci la miss pr l'info,
Well iza we will see but i think it will be more a "psychologik" match than a just a tennis-match , go on boys , show us a great match:D :D

07-02-2007, 01:32 AM
he's sure having a great run at Wimby!! allez!

07-02-2007, 10:02 PM
Allez Jo!

I hope he plays his game and he can definatly beat Richie!

I am hoping for a great match and a Jo victory :angel: Allez!

07-04-2007, 06:12 PM
This grasscourt season will go down as a breakthrough for Jo. Well into the top 100 and he can now play some ATP level tournaments, hopefully no more challengers for a long while. Well done Jo and good luck to him for the rest of the year :yeah:

07-04-2007, 11:39 PM
This grasscourt season will go down as a breakthrough for Jo. Well into the top 100 and he can now play some ATP level tournaments, hopefully no more challengers for a long while. Well done Jo and good luck to him for the rest of the year :yeah:

Yeah, but the only thing is that most of the entry lists are out all the way up to Montreal or so and he is not really there, and next week he is going to play a challanger on clay :tape:

I'm not sure whats going to happen with him throughout the summer maybe he will try to get some WC's? but after the USO he should have a huge end of the year indoors.

07-30-2007, 09:05 PM
He decided to skip the Washington qualies to keep practicing in Paris and will be back for the Montreal qualies. He should be well rested. ^^
His ranking won't be a problem from now on, he'll probably enter the MD of New Heaven, he's #3 on the alternates list.

He answered a lot of questions on his website:
The part about the training with Nadal is interesting. :lol:

08-01-2007, 04:06 PM
Grrr, he pulled out of the Montreal qualies...

08-01-2007, 06:34 PM
Damn :(

08-01-2007, 06:34 PM
I was just going to post guys know why? :shrug:

08-02-2007, 08:31 AM
It's his back, again...
Nothing serious, he says, he should play in Cincy, but he doesn't want to take any risk.

08-09-2007, 01:59 PM
He's also pulled out of Cincy.

08-11-2007, 05:19 AM
when will he play again?! Is the back injury serious or does he simply want to save himself for the USO?

08-12-2007, 08:59 AM
According to L’Équipe today, he is practicing in the Bronx at the moment to get ready for New Heaven and then the USO. His back still is hurting a little bit, Wino says, so they are being cautious and decided to not play Cincy.

08-15-2007, 06:31 PM
You could ask question about Jo on his site

08-17-2007, 02:46 AM
According to L’Équipe today, he is practicing in the Bronx at the moment to get ready for New Heaven and then the USO. His back still is hurting a little bit, Wino says, so they are being cautious and decided to not play Cincy.

Just wanted to say that he has been practicing in the Bronx. He's been there all week so far and he's hitting with Olivier Patience mainly. My friend and I asked to take a picture with him and he was so nice. I think I was one of the only people to recognize him :lol: My friend and Jo Me and him

Its hard to get photos of him practicing through the fence and plus he's usually on the 3rd court in so its too far away :)

08-19-2007, 02:13 AM
Is Jo-Jo continuing having problems with his back???

tomorrow he plays vs Del Potro at New Haven 1st round

Fight JO!!!! :armed: :fiery:

08-19-2007, 01:53 PM
I have been waiting for Jo all summer, the time has finally come I think Del Potro is a good matchup for him if Jo serves and volleyes well Del Potro will have trouble I hope the back is ok :unsure:

Allez Jo :D

08-20-2007, 10:19 PM
Well he lost in 3 sets but judging from the SB it seemed a really hard fought match, both players saved a lot of BPs until Jo was the first one to crack and got broken in the 7th game of the deciding set. He put up a good fight considering he can't have been 100% fit, I just hope his back is fine now and he gets a kind draw in New York.

08-21-2007, 05:29 AM
he had really chances to win....
he converted 1/9 Bpoints..... that was the key of the match probably.... :sad:

08-29-2007, 06:52 PM
Jo has just won his first round match 7/5 6/1 6/3 :)

08-30-2007, 09:03 AM
Way to go Jo!

09-03-2007, 03:50 PM

09-04-2007, 02:32 PM
:inlove: Thanks DFF!

10-02-2007, 07:57 PM
Jo Wilfried beat Wawrinka in the first round of the Metz tournament 6-7 6-4 6-4:worship: he was dow 1-4 in the 3rd:)

congrats Jo!:clap2:

12-30-2007, 07:57 AM
TONS of new Questions & Answers on Jo's website!

01-04-2008, 10:16 AM
He beat Hewitt (again) and is in the semis in Adelaide, to face Nieminen or Spadea :yeah: It's his 2nd ATP SF.

01-04-2008, 10:22 AM

01-04-2008, 01:20 PM
yeah, i'm so happy tsonga got through, allez!!!!

Cyril S.
01-09-2008, 12:20 PM
3 small photos from ATP site

01-11-2008, 07:41 AM
I'm a huge fan of Tsonga. Tough first round match against Murray at AO, but he could pull off an upset. I hope to see much much more of him in 2008, free of injuries. Allez Tsonga! Bonne chance!

01-14-2008, 05:48 AM
Tsonga def. (9) Murray 7-5 6-4 0-6 7-6(5)

:woohoo: :worship: :bowdown: :banana: :aparty:

01-14-2008, 11:46 AM
:hatoff: Tsonga!
Fully deserved the win.

Credit also for his achievements of the last year and he hope to see more of this from him in 2008 :yeah:

01-14-2008, 03:22 PM

01-14-2008, 03:28 PM
:banana: good win!

01-15-2008, 09:46 AM
Hello people! Just had to pop in and congratulate your man on his win. I'm understandably bitter, but I've seen him play many a time and he does impress me. Whenever someone knocks out a favourite of mine I carry on supporting them! :lol: So, GOOD LUCK!

01-17-2008, 10:07 PM

01-20-2008, 05:29 AM
Too good :worship:

01-20-2008, 08:01 AM
Awesome run :yeah: This should take him into the top 30 already :D

01-20-2008, 09:02 AM
Keep rockin', Jo! :rocker:

01-20-2008, 06:39 PM
Jo is really great.... GO GO GO JOOOOOOOOOO

01-20-2008, 07:23 PM
Congratulations, Tsonga!! Awesome skills right there.

btw, he nees his own sub-forum ASAP!

01-21-2008, 12:22 PM
btw, he nees his own sub-forum ASAP!You can start a poll here to ask for a forum:

Jo has an awesome website in French with quite a lot of fans posting there, but for some reason, his fans don't post in his MTF thread. :shrug:

01-21-2008, 07:40 PM
You can start a poll here to ask for a forum:

Jo has an awesome website in French with quite a lot of fans posting there, but for some reason, his fans don't post in his MTF thread. :shrug:

his site is great:worship:
Good luck to him against Youzhny!!!

01-21-2008, 07:52 PM
Jo :yeah: Good luck against Youzhny :D

Milena S.
01-21-2008, 09:01 PM
he is sooooooo handsome
Feliciano Lopes and Tsonga the most beautiful tennis players ;)

and good luck with the Russian boy :D
(break your leg)

01-22-2008, 12:31 PM
Just unbelievible :worship:

Semi finals against Nadal, I know he lost in the USO but I like the matchup, if he keeps his nerves straight there is no doubt he can win.

Go Jo! :D

01-22-2008, 12:41 PM

what a match from jo!he beat youzhni 7-5 6-0 7-6(6) and reach SF of a slam for the first time of his carreer.
Stunning performance,faced 00 BP on his serve,pure control and motivation.He really has nerves of steel.Congrats to jo,he made me a real fan(I already liked him,ffollowed his results but never really watch type of quality match from him.Great news for the french tennis,great personality,I love:hearts:

would be tough against nadal cause he run after every ball,Jo had some problems in that third set,he was running so much,many battles from the back of the court.Dont think its a good idea to challenge nadal from behind,he must keepplaying hisown game,the same quality of serve(its so important)and be agressive with his big forehand.

Tough but not impossible.Allez Jo,do your best!:clap2::clap2::clap2::yeah:

01-22-2008, 03:30 PM
:worship:what a win:cool:
good luck against Rafa:rocker2:

01-22-2008, 03:37 PM jpg


01-22-2008, 04:25 PM
Amazing performance today :worship:
So great that he is having results like this after all the bad luck he had earlier in his career. I really hope he doesn't have a mental letdown against Nadal, and just goes out there with nothing to lose and swings freely.

01-22-2008, 07:56 PM
Jo :yeah: I only watched the tiebreak, in which I hear his level had dropped. Too bad I didn't see him at his best. Good luck against Nadal.

01-22-2008, 11:32 PM
I was just reading the first page of this thread when we were all talking about him playing challengers, and now he's in the semis of a Slam!!!! Well done JoJo, he is playing out of his mind. I watched his match with Youzhny yesterday and he was playing like a top 5 player. Can't wait for the match with Rafa!!!

01-22-2008, 11:37 PM
i agree, jo jo really played like he would be in the top 10, if not top 5, within the next 18 months or so. He had really good shot selection and played smart on the important points. A lot of players who have been around for 5 or 10 years arent even to do that now. congrats- i think he'll give rafa a run for his money!

01-23-2008, 06:10 AM
You can do it Jo, we beleive in you, beat Nadal :rocker2:

01-24-2008, 09:19 AM
6:2 6:3 :p

One more,just one more set!

Tsongito boy you rock!!! :rocker2:


01-24-2008, 09:50 AM
Simply amazing tennis from Jo :worship:

Good luck in the final :)

01-24-2008, 09:54 AM
6:2 6:3 6:2 :hatoff: :rocker2:

Amazing performance!!! :worship:

01-24-2008, 09:54 AM

One more match, Jo :worship:

01-24-2008, 10:08 AM
I am speechless, incredible performance again. He has so much to be proud of. Give it your best shot on Sunday Jo :yeah:

01-24-2008, 10:20 AM
what a match from Jo,so many winners and not broken at all against nadal,thats just classic play from him:cool::worship:

I knew he could beat nadal after watching his quarter final against youzni but beating tthe world n°2 that way is just:hatoff:

well its so great forhim,really happy for him,hopefully he will play as good as today in the finale against federer/djokovic
he will be "the underdog" again,nothing to lose there,allez jo we support you.

Unbelievable play,congrats to him:yeah:

01-24-2008, 10:23 AM
Too me, his wins over Youhzny, Gasquet and Murray were all more impressive, Nadal is a serious hard court mug :D

But the shots he was making + the serving + the volleying today was simply amazing, Nadal did not play bad at all, Jo just killed him!

01-24-2008, 10:47 AM
What a match ! What a wonderful level !
Allez, Jo !!!
No French male winner in a Grand Slam since Yannick Noah in 1983 ! It's your turn, Jo !!!!!

Roger Federer89
01-24-2008, 10:59 AM
incredible Tsonga

01-24-2008, 11:45 AM
Too me, his wins over Youhzny, Gasquet and Murray were all more impressive, Nadal is a serious hard court mug :D

But the shots he was making + the serving + the volleying today was simply amazing, Nadal did not play bad at all, Jo just killed him!

:worship:, Jo just played incredible tennis:worship:

01-24-2008, 12:01 PM
Best tennis I have seen. Rafa was playing well and JoJo simply killed him. I'm speechless...ALLEZ JOJO! If he plays like this, he so has a chance against Fed if he plays him in the final!!!! I'm so excited!!!

01-24-2008, 12:37 PM
amazing Jo :worship:

Cyril S.
01-24-2008, 01:31 PM
Fantastic!!! :worship:
I wish I could have seen the match, hope to see the final!
Allez Jo!

01-24-2008, 02:33 PM
:hatoff: Amazing performance again!!
He went for the win, had confidence an won.

Let's hope he can do this again on sunday :yeah:

This must feel so good after all the bad luck he had with injuries :D

01-24-2008, 03:21 PM
He is ...just...amazing

01-24-2008, 08:44 PM
great match for Jo :worship: :woohoo:

For French people, France3 will show the final on Sunday morning ;)

01-24-2008, 08:57 PM
Just amazing :worship:

Clara Bow
01-24-2008, 10:55 PM
Fantastic stuff. It would be great fun I think if he could actually win the title- would be a bit like Guga having his first title be a grand slam.

And boy- he has really become so much more buff than last year.

01-25-2008, 06:57 AM
Good luck in the final Tsonga! Keep on playing without fear and the ultimate dream can be yours.

01-25-2008, 06:59 AM
Amazing Tsonga. I hope that he will win AO 2008! Can anybody please tell about him-there is not to many informations about him and his life. Thanks!!

01-25-2008, 10:46 AM
Jo gets Djokovic in the finals on Sunday.

Good luck to Jo, will surley be a tough match as Nole has not dropped a set all tournament.

01-25-2008, 12:33 PM
Amazing Tsonga. I hope that he will win AO 2008! Can anybody please tell about him-there is not to many informations about him and his life. Thanks!!

This article might help:

Allez Jo for Sunday's Final.