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Old 10-25-2009, 01:40 PM   #301
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thanks a lot ! Jonathan is a cute name, but I think it wouldn't have suit him
I like what he's saying about not being a certain percent of african and another of french, but just being both
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It has nothing to do with Germany either in his case. And only "Wilfried" sounds German, not "Jo-Wilfried".
(He answers his parents wanted to call him Jonathan, but short before he was born, friends of them had a baby named Jonathan too, so they had to change in last minute. They wanted to keep the first part, "Jo", looked in the calendar for another name to go with it and picked Wilfried, it's completely random.
Jo-Wilfried is cooler than Jonathan!)

The quality of my scan is "not so great", sorry:


"On the court I'm a beast"
... and off the court a charmer: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga laughed a lot during the interview for tennis magazin.

I remember simplet wanted to refresh his German some time ago, so here you go, practice your German with Jo.
Ah ah thanks a lot. Also you can always guess what he's going to say so it's easier to understand!
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A bit late, but a really nice article !

Thanks for the translation, Tess !
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Thank you very much Truc and Tess!
I translated this interview for russian LJ community
What is the name of this magazine?
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After Tutu and the "spécial Simon" last week, Wino wrote an article for Christophe Thoreau !

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Nouvel invité sur Jeu Décisif : Eric Winogradsky. Le coach de Jo-Wilfried Tsonga a choisi d'évoquer son poulain et vous propose un portrait intimiste de l'actuel meilleur joueur français. Un Tsonga qui s'est incliné ce vendredi face à Rafael Nadal en quarts de finale à Bercy.

Le Jo-Wilfried Tsonga que vous connaissez et celui que je côtoie en dehors des courts n'ont strictement rien à voir. Jo, loin du terrain, est quelqu'un de posé. Et de très agréable à vivre. Mais cela ne signifie pas pour autant qu'il ne sait pas ce qu'il veut. Vous le savez, pour aller chercher des gros matches ou remporter des titres, il est capable de se mettre dans un état, non pas de transe, mais comme on dit dans le sport de haut-niveau, de se mettre dans la «zone». Il a besoin de sentir de l'adrénaline sur le terrain comme il a besoin de sentir un calme profond en dehors. Et ce n'est pas quelqu'un qui se prend la tête avec quoi que ce soit.

Au début de notre collaboration, il n'arrivait pas, justement, à être différent entre sa vie de tous les jours et le tennis. Il nous a donc fallu un peu de temps pour trouver la bonne carburation. Cela venait du fait qu'il se voyait déjà à un haut-niveau alors que son classement ne l'était pas. Il se morfondait sur les petits tournois qu'il disputait. Et quand on a tout repris à zéro, j'ai enfin vu la vraie nature de Jo. Une personne capable de faire des choses fantastiques sur un court, et dans la vie, un garçon cool et fidèle, qui attache beaucoup d'importance à des valeurs comme l'amitié et la fidélité, valeurs qui lui ont été inculquées par ses parents.

Jo a des idées précises sur ses besoins pour continuer à progresser. Alors évidemment, comme dans tous les couples, il nous est arrivé de ne pas être d'accord. La plupart du temps, et c'est une chose à laquelle j'attache beaucoup d'importance, j'aime que cela se règle dans la discussion. C'est aussi une notion qu'il apprécie. Il aime bien la bagarre mais pas le conflit. Quand il est persuadé d'une chose, il aime bien essayer. Au moins une fois. C'est d'ailleurs une qualité d'avoir des convictions et de les défendre. Ensuite, quand on comprend que l'on a tort, il faut simplement avoir l'intelligence de l'admettre. C'est son cas.

Il a toujours été très mature. Comme il se voyait champion alors que ce n'était pas encore le cas, on pouvait penser qu'il avait la grosse tête. Mais non. Il a ensuite prouvé à tout le monde qu'il avait bien le potentiel pour rejoindre le cercle des meilleurs joueurs du monde. Il en avait en tous cas l'intime conviction. Une anecdote pour illustrer mon propos : nous sommes à Pékin en 2004 et Jo vient de se qualifier pour la première fois pour le tableau final d'un tournoi ATP. Et puis au premier tour, il tombe sur Carlos Moya, tête de série numéro un. Moi, je suis un peu déçu du tirage parce que je l'imaginais capable de passer quelques tours face à d'autres adversaires que Carlos Moya qui, à l'époque, était sixième mondial. Et là, Jo m'a dit: « dommage pour Carlos Moya». Et il l'a battu. Lui était 209e à l'ATP. Voilà, c'est ça, Jo !
I'll translate tomorrow. Tomorrow will be a "special Monfils" on the blog
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english version of wino's article:
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/tennis...d/article/642/

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Sat Nov 14 08:36AM

In the second of our series of guest blogs, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's coach, Eric Winogradsky looks to give some insight into the character of the world number nine.

The Jo-Wilfried you see on the court and the one I know off it don't really have an awful lot in common.

Off the court Jo is cool and composed and a great person to be around. But that doesn't mean to say that he doesn't know what he wants.

Before a big match or when he's trying to win a title he has this ability to get in the "zone" as they say in sport at the highest level these days. He needs that adrenalin rush when he's playing just as much as he needs peace and quiet when he's not. And he's not someone who beats himself up about things.

When we started working together he wasn't able to separate his everyday life from his tennis so we needed a little bit of time to get the blend right. All that was because he thought he was in the elite when his ranking said something else. He was just moping around at these minor tournaments he was playing in.

So when we went back to square one I was finally able to see the real Jo. He's someone who can do fantastic things on the court and in everyday life, a very laid-back and loyal person who attaches a lot of importance to values like friendship and loyalty, values that his parents instilled in him.

Jo has very fixed ideas about what he needs to do to keep on progressing. And so, like any couple, we have our disagreements. Most of the time, and this is something that I feel is very important, I prefer us to discuss things rather than have a fight about it, and that's something he appreciates too.

He likes having a good argument but not a fight, and when he comes round to your point of view he's prepared to give something a try, once at least. In any case I think it's good to have convictions and to stand up for them. But when you're wrong about something, you have to be intelligent enough to admit it. And that's the case with Jo.

He's always been very mature. He used to see himself as a champion before he actually became one, and you might have thought that he was big-headed. He wasn't though. And he quickly showed everyone that he really did have the potential to break into the elite group of players at the top.

There's one little story that illustrates all that. We were in Beijing in 2004 and Jo had just qualified for an ATP tournament for the first time. Then, in the first round he gets drawn against the number one seed Carlos Moya. I was a bit disappointed about the draw because I could see him getting through a few rounds against other opponents. But Moya was the world number six at the time.

Even so, Jo just said to me, "Too bad for Carlos Moya". And though he was ranked 209 on the Tour, he went out and beat him. So there you go, that's Jo for you.
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Any news about Jo?
he was supposed to arrive in london saturday...but then i haven't heard anything, sorry
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Found it (ave google and google translate!)
http://www.rmc.fr/edito/sport/95509/...nt-au-masters/
It's on French, but as I see Jo was on Chelsea's match
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yes it says he is bored all day at the stadium!
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http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs....711249859/1004

Jo will face Davydeno in opener of show-tournament in Abu-Dhabi Dec 31. The winner of this match will meet Nadal.
In other half Wawrinka will meet Soderling and Roger will play with this match winner in semi.
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Another interview with Jo!
http://www.tssonnet.com/stories/20091128502101500.htm

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Favourite movie: Lord of the Rings

Favourite TV show: I don’t watch TV too much.

Musical tastes: Everything.

Favourite meal: Meal from Congo — it’s like chicken with peanut butter.

Favourite ice cream flavour: Vanilla.

Favourite non-tennis sport to watch: Basketball (Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s younger brother (Enzo) is part of the French basketball programme).

Best tennis pals: Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils and Marcos Baghdatis.
I didn't know he is friend of Marcos!

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Do you recall any funny moments from the court?

Against Mario Ancic in Bercy three years ago. I served a big serve and he put his racquet out and it broke in the middle. So, for me, it was funny because he was like this — with a broken racquet. I think he broke the racquet before he even played with it. When he hit the ball it goes BOOM!
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in french once again... sorry!

http://www.sport24.com/tennis/atp/fi...strant-316898/
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