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Old 05-24-2009, 02:28 AM   #241
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:11 AM   #242
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Thanks the pics are bad but it's very interesting, especially his daily routine. And a special to him for being a Madcon fan

The girl writing the go-to-tennis blog is madly in love with Jo, especially after his last press conf, and how we understand her :


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JO-WILFRIED TSONGA WANTS TO PLEASURE YOU

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the talented, charming and injury-prone Frenchman, has played in the French Open only once - way back in 2005. He’s making his long-overdue return to the terre battue this week, and with Gael Monfils injured (really?) and Richard Gasquet suspended, the crowd is sure to hang their hopes on the hardcourt-suited Tsonga.

Good thing Jo-Dub doesn’t mind the attention. In fact, he’s already planning a great big tennis orgy on Court Philippe Chatrier. Count me in, Jo! Here he is via Eurosport:


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“I have an incredible desire to play, a desire that transcends everything. I’m excited at the idea of going on the court and giving my all.”

“It’s magic to know that whatever happens, people will be behind me. C’est magnifique. I don’t play tennis to fill my bank account but to fill the hearts of people.”

“The goal is really to get pleasure and give pleasure to people who will come to see me. I want to do something great here (at Roland Garros). For me it’s a unique tournament. If I could bring a touch of Jo, that would be cool.

“It would be fabulous to win a match in five sets. On center court, of course. At dusk. Anytime, really. Winning a match in five sets by doing something a little heroic, that would be top.”
Mon dieu, that may be the sexiest tennis press conference of all time! Here’s hoping Jo-Wilfried keeps his promises. I’m definitely curious about this “touch of Jo” stuff.

Tsonga will play countryman Julien Benneteau in his first round. From there he’ll need all love the crowd can give him - his section of the draw includes Baghdatis, Monaco, del Potro and Djokovic. Bon courage, Jo!

Quotes via Eurosport - my translation from French.

Read more: "FRENCH OPEN: JO-WILFRIED TSONGA WANTS TO PLEASURE YOU | GOTOTENNIS" - http://www.gototennisblog.com/2009/0...xzz0GQAV96QX&A
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love that headline. heehee
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:29 PM   #244
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love that headline. heehee
Me too, very fitting
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:10 AM   #245
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An article in Le Figaro.
http://madame.lefigaro.fr/celebrites...ilfried-tsonga
http://madame.lefigaro.fr/celebrites...fried-tsonga/2

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9e sur le circuit ATP World Tour (1), le tennisman français s’apprête à fouler la terre battue de Roland Garros. Devant son public, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga tentera l’exploit qui a mené, avant lui, Yannick Noah au sommet.

Paru le 26.05.2009 , par Laurence Negroni-Nikitine


Quel est le bonheur parfait, selon vous ?
Une maison à la campagne, au calme près d’une rivière.

Quel est le principal trait de votre caractère ?
Sympathique, humain et discret.

Et celui dont vous êtes le moins fier ?
Bougon, je sais faire la gueule !

Votre hobby ?
La pêche. J’ai un souvenir mémorable au large de Miami en mars 2008. Nous sommes sortis vers cinq heures du matin, et en moins de deux heures nous avions pris un thon et deux belles dorades. Une vraie pêche miraculeuse !

Votre geste écolo quotidien ?
J’essaie, avec la Fédération française de tennis, de recycler les balles, les bouteilles, les bouchons en plastique…

Qu’avez-vous réussi de mieux dans votre vie ?
Donner un peu de plaisir à mes parents et à ma famille. Ils sont contents pour moi.

Que possédez-vous de plus cher ?
Mes amis.

Votre film culte ?
Heat, de Michael Mann. Pour le formidable duo d’acteurs entre De Niro et Al Pacino.

Votre actrice préférée ?
Sophie Marceau. Elle me fait craquer.

Votre héros dans la vie ?
Mon père. C’est grâce à lui que je joue au tennis, même s’il ne m’a jamais poussé. Il était joueur de handball avant de devenir professeur de tennis. Je l’admirais et je le suivais quand il donnait des leçons.

Vos écrivains préférés ?
Dan Brown et Harlan Coben.

Votre mot favori ?
« Respect ».

Que détestez-vous par-dessus tout ?
Le racisme et l’intolérance.

Petit, que vouliez-vous faire ?
Devenir un athlète, mais pas forcément un joueur de tennis. Je m’imaginais plutôt footballeur ou basketteur comme l’est aujourd’hui Enzo, mon petit frère.

Quel est le prochain rêve que vous voudriez réaliser ?
Surprendre ma famille. Sur un court ou ailleurs.

Votre péché mignon ?
Le chocolat.

De quoi avez-vous peur ?
D’oublier mes clés et mon portefeuille ! Je suis un spécialiste, je les sème un peu partout…

Vos prochaines vacances ?
Avec mes amis, sans doute en Sicile, que je rêve de connaître.

En vacances, vous déconnectez comment ?
Je débranche tout. Mon portable et l’ordinateur.

Qu’est-ce que vous aimez qu’on dise de vous ?
« Quel beau gosse ! »

Avez-vous un accessoire fétiche dans votre sac de sport ?
Je ne suis pas superstitieux, mais je range toujours mes raquettes de la même façon.

Votre plus belle victoire ?
Contre Nadal en demi-finale de l’Open d’Australie en 2008.

La coupe dont vous seriez le plus fier ?
Celle de Roland-Garros.
Sorry I have no time to translate.
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:28 PM   #246
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The title of that article, that really made me laugh, that's one way to get a girl's attention
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:54 PM   #247
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Merci Karine

In that mens health article they actually spelled his name wrong
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:46 AM   #248
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Thanks krn81 for your article. Much appreciated. Here's my translation for those who need it:


Classed 9th on the ATP World Tour (1), the French tennis player prepares to tread on the clay of Roland Garros. In front of his home crowd, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga attempts the feat of reaching the summit, previoulsy accomplished by Yannick Noah.


Paru 26.05.2009 , by Laurence Negroni-Nikitine

What, in your opinion, is the perfect happiness?
A house in the countryside, in a state of calm close to a river.

What is the principal trait of your character?
Likable, humane and discreet.

And that which you are least proud of?
Grumpy, I know how to sulk!

Your hobby ?
Fishing. I have a memorable souvenir offshore Miami in March 2008. We left around 5 am, and in less than 2 hours, we caught a tuna and two fine breams. Miraculous fishing!

Your daily ecological gesture?
I try, with the French Federation of tennis, to recycle the balls, the bottles, the plastic bottle caps…

What have you best achieved in your life?
Give some pleasure to my parents and family. They are happy for me.

What is your dearest possession?
My friends.

Your favourite film?
Heat, by Michael Mann. Because of the formidable duo of actors of De Niro and Al Pacino.

Your favourite actress?
Sophie Marceau. She touches me deeply.

Your real life hero?
My father. It’s thanks to him that I play tennis, even if he never pushed me. He was a handball player before becoming a tennis teacher. I admired him and I followed him when he gave lessons.

Your favourite writers?
Dan Brown and Harlan Coben.

Your favourite word?
« Respect ».

What do you detest above all others?
Racism and intolerance.

When you were small, what did you want to do?
To become an athlete, but not necessarily a tennis player. I visualised myself more as a football player or a basketball player, as is today Enzo, my little brother.

What is the next dream that you would like to realise?
Surprise my family. On the court or elsewhere.

Your little sin?
Chocolate.

What are you afraid of?
Forgetting my keys and my wallet! I am a specialist, I leave them around a lot…

Your next holidays?
With my friends, without doubt in Sicily, a place I have dreamed of knowing.

Whilst on holidays, how do you disconnect?
I unplug everything. My cell phone and computer.

What do you like being said about you?
« What a handsome guy ! »

Do you have a fetish accessory (mascot) in your sports bag?
I am not superstitious, but I always arrange my racquets in the same way.

Your most beautiful victory?
Against Nadal in the semi-final of the Australian Open 2008.

The cup that you would be most proud of?
That of Roland-Garros.
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My fave part

Qu’est-ce que vous aimez qu’on dise de vous ?
« Quel beau gosse ! »

What do you like being said about you?
« What a handsome guy ! »
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Jo ,What a handsome guy you are !
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Jo ,What a handsome guy you are !
Handsomest of them all
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An article coming from his official website :

« Del Potro, the ultimate test »
An easy winner over Christophe Rochus, Jo-Wilfried will face Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro, the fifth play

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

« I have played very well. I did what I had to do in order to move in the competition. On clay it is never easy and there is always the possibility for your opponent to regain his confidence and play better. Yesterday, Christophe did not have such rise of confidence. I am now starting to enjoy every moments of it and I sometimes felt to stay a bit longer the crowd was yelling and screaming. It was awesome. Against Del Potro, it will be another affair. It will be the ultimate test. If I manage to beat Juan Martin, I can beat anyone on this surface. »
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Optimum June 2009 (anyone bought it ? I don't know where you find that )


Excerpts from wlt (they didn't put the whole thing)


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Les médias se sont jetés sur vous. Notamment Canal+ qui produit une série documentaire intitulée « Les 4 Mousquetaires »...
Ça, c’est bien. Le fait d’être plus exposés, ça ne fait qu’aider le tennis. Les gens en parlent – en bien ou pas – et c’est une bonne chose. Le documentaire est sympa. Les gens découvrent l’envers du décor.

Y a-t-il déjà une scène mythique ?
Dans le premier épisode, j’ai hurlé de rire en voyant Richard Gasquet après son match marathon à l’Open d’Australie face à Fernando Gonzalez [défaite en cinq sets après avoir obtenu une balle de match, NDLR]. On le voit à sa conférence de presse où il raconte des banalités, du genre: « Il a super bien joué, je ne passe pas loin, etc. » Et puis, la caméra le suit dans la voiture qui le ramène à l’hôtel et là, Ritchie se lâche : « Le mec, il a eu une de ces chances. Si sa copine n’est pas à Melbourne, il doit être cocu ! » On voit bien le contraste. On est humains quoi !

Noah qui fait chavirer la France, c’était en 1983. Cette attente, vous la ressentez ?
Je vois surtout que le tennis reprend des couleurs depuis quelques mois. Les jeunes ont des joueurs préférés en France. Il y en a qui vont aimer Gaël, Gilles, Richard ou moi. Ils vont acheter des tenues ou des raquettes différentes. C’est une ambiance qui s’était perdue. Il n’y avait presque plus de joueurs dans le Top 50 et les jeunes Français s’intéressaient aux étrangers.

En fait, vous jouez un peu la comédie...
Bah oui, sur le terrain, on n’a le droit de rien faire. On doit fermer sa bouche, ne pas baisser son short. Pourtant, quand vous ratez une balle, vous n’avez qu’une envie, c’est de hurler : « Ça me fait ch... ». [Il explose de rire.]

Ces quatre mousquetaires, ils ont tous une personnalité différente. Vous pourriez les résumer en un mot ?
[Il réfléchit longuement.] Non, je ne pourrais pas, je ne saurais pas choisir un mot. Ce que je peux dire, c’est qu’on n’a pas la même éducation. On n’est pas issus des mêmes endroits. Richard Gasquet, c’est le Sudiste, Gaël Monfils vient des tours de Paris et Gilles Simon a vécu dans les quartiers corrects de Fontenay-sous-Bois. On a chacun des valeurs différentes.

On vous sent l’âme d’un chef de meute...
Je sais que je peux l’être. Maintenant, ce n’est pas à moi de décider si je suis le chef. Il faut que les autres acceptent de me désigner comme tel ou alors ce sont les résultats qui parleront.


I don't have the time to translate but I like what he says about Richie and the Gonzo match



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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/ten...t-reasons.html

I don't normally post in here but I came across an article about Jo in the telegraph this week.

"I also like London and the people. I love the traditions of playing in white clothes, eating strawberries and cream and sipping on a cup of tea at 5pm every day."

This amused me, but then I'm a coffee gal.
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