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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: "Roland-Garros is the story of my life"

2022-05-22T20:34:26.177Z

TENNIS – The best French player since Yannick Noah will, at 37, bow out at the French Open, in a stadium where he has reached the semi-finals twice.



The former world number 5, fallen to 267th place, will say goodbye to Porte d'Auteuil.

Not spared by the draw, the 37-year-old Manceau could play his last match on Tuesday against the Norwegian Casper Ruud (8th in the world), clay specialist.

Tsonga, 260 weeks in the Top 10, has won 18 titles, including two Masters 1000s, at least two victories against all members of the Big 4 (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray), and played quarter-finals in the Big Four Slams, including a final at the Australian Open in 2008.

To discover

  • Roland Garros men's singles

  • Roland Garros single ladies

At the time of taking stock, the best French player of the last fifteen years returned, for Le

Figaro,

to the highlights but also the painful moments of a sacred career.

LE FIGARO.- You come full circle at Roland-Garros.

What does this tournament mean to you?

Jo-Wilfried TSONGA

.- I have never been a clay court specialist.

But Roland-Garros was always special.

I always came here very confident, so...

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Source: lefigaro

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