Posted on January 14, 2021 at 3:35 p.m. by La Rédaction
Former world quantity 5, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has rubbed shoulders with the summits of world tennis. And who says summits says Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and even Murray. Big names that encourage lots of pleasure within the Sarthois.
At 35, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is nearer to the tip than the start of his profession. While the Sarthois most popular to surrender theAustralian Open, held again by new bodily issues and the concern of a relapse, Tsonga nonetheless stays the most effective French tennis participant of the final decade. A standing that enables it to specific itself on the very sturdy competitors that has reigned, for 20 years and nonetheless right now, on the prime of worldwide tennis. Of course, to tread the courts similtaneously Federer, Nadal or Djokovic doesn’t facilitate the chance of reaching the very best degree of the ATP rating however the former world quantity 5 Jo-wilfried Tsonga is proud to have been capable of face them.
“I wish they didn’t exist all these guys”
In an interview with the podcast Dip Talk of Eurosport, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga spoke concerning the world’s prime gamers. “We’re going to be honest, I would have liked all these guys, the Federer, Nadal or Djokovic not to exist”, he joked, earlier than resuming extra severely: “But it’s also a source of pride. Some people come to me and ask me if I played Federer. I tell them, “Yeah yeah, it was tough and I even won a few times.” It is a source of pride. Same with Rafa, same with Novak and Murray. “ Asked about these oppositions with the players mentioned above, Tsonga said he was proud. “ Sometimes you are discouraged. You face a world cador in eighth, a quarter, a semi and a final, there you tell yourself if I get out alive it’s a miracle. I did it in Toronto and it was only in 2 winning sets. I was pissing blood after the match. I was pissing blood after the final against Federer. I call the doc to find out if it’s normal. With fatigue, muscle fibers are broken and they are found in the urine. All this to say that it is a source of pride to have played these guys ”, he stated.