Showing posts with label Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Show all posts

Friday, November 9, 2012

Murray beats Tsonga to reach London semis


Murray beats Tsonga to reach London semis

Andy Murray scored a 6-2 7-6 victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to set up a semi-final clash with Roger Federer at the ATP World Tour Finals.

Murray took a 4-0 lead after breaking Tsonga twice in the opening set.

Tsonga finally got on the scoreboard in the fifth game but was not able to battle for the set as Murray claimed it in 33 minutes.

Two double faults from Tsonga helped Murray break serve at the start of the second but the Scot lose focus and allowed Tsonga to break to love and level at 4-4.

Another sell-out crowd at the famous London venue were treated to some entertaining rallies as Tsonga went for broke but Murray avoided using up any extra energy when he claimed a second set tiebreak 7-3.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Berdych beats Tsonga in London, keeps hopes alive

Berdych beats Tsonga in London, keeps hopes alive

Tomas Berdych scored a 7-5 3-6 6-1 victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the ATP World Tour finals.

Berdych was the superior player for most of the contest although he did suffer a mid-match wobble.

Despite Tsonga raising his game to take the second set, Berdych powered through the decider to join Murray on one win in the group.

In the opening set, Berdych broke Tsonga in the 11th game as the Frenchman hit two lose forehands wide to gift the game to 30 and then held to wraped up the set.

In the second set, Tsonga broke Berdych for a 3-1 lead when the Czech hit a forehand long.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Video: Tsonga Meets Barclays Ball Kids

Video: Tsonga Meets Barclays Ball Kids

A group of Barclays Ball Kids had the opportunity to meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at one of their training sessions on Tuesday at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London. Video courtesy of Barclays.



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Murray and Djokovic open with wins at Tour Finals


Murray and Djokovic open with wins at Tour Finals

Andy Murray beat Tomas Berdych 3-6 6-3 6-4 while Novak Djokovic overcame Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 6-3 at the ATP World Tour Finals day 1 in London.

Djokovic and Murray will face each other on Wednesday when the winner will take a huge stride towards the semi-finals.

Neither had it all their own way with Murray admitting he had struggled to deal with Berdych's power.

"Some of the time in the first set he just completely overpowered me," Murray said.

Berdych took the opening set and threatened to seize control of the second before the Scot responded to turn the match around.

Murray's inability to convert the numerous break points he engineered cost him the first set.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Videos: 2012 ATP London Finals Interviews

Videos: 2012 ATP London Finals Interviews

Defending champion, Roger Federer, Tomas Berdych, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga shared their thoughts ahead to competing at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals...


Friday, November 2, 2012

Tsonga and Tipsarevic secure spots for ATP Finals


Tsonga and Tipsarevic secure spots for ATP Finals

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Janko Tipsarevic qualified for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals after reaching the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters.

Tsonga beat Nicolas Almagro 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3) and Tipsarevic defeated Juan Monaco 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

They will join Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin del Potro at The O2 arena in London next week.

"It's really important for me to have qualified. With the big four at the moment, it's not easy to get rewards in tennis," Tsonga said. "I have some great memories from last year where I played the final against Roger. It was huge for me, one of the big moments of my career."

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Berdych beats Tsonga to win Stockholm Title


Berdych beats Tsonga to win Stockholm Title

Tomas Berdych beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Stockholm Open title.

In the first set Tsonga forced Berdych into making mistakes and eventually broke the Czech to 3-2 on his fourth break point.

With some powerful serving and aggressive play, the Frenchman went on to clinch the opening set 6-4.

He proceeded to break Berdych in the opening game of the second set, and then held his serve until 4-3. Berdych finally broke back to 4-4, then reeled off the next two games to take the set.

In a tight deciding set, Berdych saved a break point to hold serve for 5-4 and in the following game, Tsonga then saved two match points by hitting an ace and a winner but ultimately lost on a double fault.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Djokovic beats Tsonga for third China Open title


Djokovic beats Tsonga for third China Open title

Novak Djokovic defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 6-2 to win the 2012 China Open title.

In the opening set they traded breaks and then went into the tie breaker which Nole won to take the lead in the final.

In the second set, the former world number 1 broke twice to claim the title.

“I think the first set was really even, and maybe a couple points decided the winner there," said Djokovic.

"We both had our chances aside those breaks that we converted…I managed to hold my nerves in the end. When you're getting to the second set with the set advantage, mentally it is much more encouraging for you and then you try to play on that confidence run that you have. I made that early break in the second [and] I felt much more comfortable on the court.”

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Photos: China Open Players Party

Photos: China Open Players Party

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Novak Djokovic, Tommy Haas, Richard Gasquet, Agnieska Radwanska, her sister Urszula, Angelique Kerber, Daniela Hantuchova, Victoria Azarenka, Andrea Petkovic and Sania Mirza were some of the tennis players that attened the 2012 China Open players party...

The party took place Monday night at the Intercontinental Beijing Beichen hotel.

Check out some great pics from the event...

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Tsonga defends Metz title with win over Seppi

Tsonga defends Metz title with win over Seppi

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crushed Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-2 to win the 2012 Moselle Open in Metz.

Tsonga, who needed less than an hour to claim the title, got closer to qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

The Frenchman lost only 6 points with his serve, hit seven aces and converted four of his six break point chances.

"I did great, it was good," Tsonga said. "I stayed focused all along, until the last second. I am very happy because it was the first time I have defended a title. I hope it will happen again," Tsonga, who has now won nine ATP title in his career, added.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tsonga US Open Interview | 1st Round | Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tsonga US Open Interview | 1st Round | Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Q. You have won a lot of matches on that Grandstand court in the last couple of years. Why do you think you play so well in that court?

JO‑WILFRIED TSONGA: I don't know, but anyway I like this court. I played many times on it. I played against very good players on this one and I did some very good matches. I like to play on this one.

Q. How do you think you played today?

JO‑WILFRIED TSONGA: I think I played good tennis the first two sets, and after that I lost a bit concentration at the beginning of the third set. Then I came back, and, you know, I did some effort to come back. It was not easy today because the weather was hot. I'm happy to go through this round really quickly.

Q. In tennis we have a big 3 and we have another three who could be a big 6 with you and Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych winning alongside you today. If you examine yourself and think about this issue, we know how great Federer and Nadal is. What is it in your mind that you need or that is lacking yet for you to win a Grand Slam title?

JO‑WILFRIED TSONGA: I think I still have to improve a lot of things in my game. Not also in my game, but also physically I have to be a bit quicker. I have to move a bit better to win against these guys, so I work on it. But anyway, you know, they are unbelievable and it's tough. Every year I'm better and better. I feel better and better on the court. I hope one time I will break this series of victories of these guys.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Nole and Andy win, Delpo and Jo upset in Toronto


Nole and Andy win, Delpo and Jo upset in Toronto

Novak Djokovic defeated Bernard Tomic 6-2, 6-3 in the second round at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, where he is the defending champion.

Djokovic saved six break point in the opening set, and stepped up his level in the second, dropping just three points behind his serve.

“For the first match it was a decent performance,” said Djokovic. “Obviously at the start we played very long opening four games, and I was struggling to find the rhythm… It’s totally different conditions, time zone, ball bounce, everything.

“But I love playing on hard court. It’s my favourite surface. Obviously when I needed to play well and be patient, I’ve done that really well today. Serve was working really good, so that’s a positive.”

Djokovic next plays Sam Querrey.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Murray vs Djokovic in Olympic Games semis

Murray vs Djokovic in Olympic Games semis

Andy Murray scored a 6-4, 6-1 victory Nicolas Almagro to reach the semifinals at the 2012 Olympics Tennis Event.

“It’s great, that was the goal coming into the tournament,” said Murray, on the prospect of winning an Olympic medal. “It’s nice to get the opportunity. It makes a big difference to play in front of a home crowd. It does add a little bit of extra pressure, but it helps raise your game.”

“It’s always nice playing in front of royalty,” said Murray, who had the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watching him. “You try not to [look up], but the crowd made a lot of noise when they came out. I think it’s great for tennis when you can get people like that coming along, it helps raise the profile."

The royals even joined in a Mexican Wave.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Andy Murray reaches Wimbledon final


Andy Murray reaches Wimbledon final

Andy Murray defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 and reached the Wimbledon 2012 final.

Murray will face Roger Federer on Sunday in the final.

"I started the match really well, served really well," assessed Murray immediately after the match. "One loose game at the start of the third set and he came back into it. He was hitting some unbelievable passing shots, volleys. I did well to hang in there in the end because he started to play really well."

"I think at the beginning it was tough because he played well," said Tsonga. "He didn't give me one chance to go to the net. He didn't miss one serve. He was really, really good. After that his level was a bit down in the third set and I took my chance. But after that he broke me in the fourth. I think he deserved it.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Murray vs Tsonga | Wimbledon Smeifinal Preview

Murray vs Tsonga | Wimbledon Smeifinal Preview

Andy Murray faces Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday for a place in the final at Wimbledon.

Murray leads Tsonga 5-1 in their Head 2 Head series, including wins at 2010 Wimbledon and the 2011 AEGON Championships final.

Murray is appearing in his fourth successive Wimbledon semi-final. He is attempting to become the first British man to reach the Wimbledon final since Henry "Bunny" Austin in 1938. The last British man to lift the title was Fred Perry, two years earlier.

Tsonga’s best major championship result came at the 2008 Australian Open, where he finished runner-up to Novak Djokovic.
Last year at Wimbledon, he lost to Djokovic in the semi-finals.

Here's a look at their statistics:

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tsonga Wimbledon Press Conference | Tuesday 26 June 2012

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Wimbledon Press Conference | Tuesday 26 June 2012

Wimbledon first round Tuesday 26 June 2012

J. TSONGA/L. Hewitt 6‑3, 6‑4, 6‑4

Q. How would you summarize that performance?
JO WILFRIED TSONGA: Today I did well. I played well. Very good tennis. Aggressive. Very solid.
So it was good.

Q. Following the French Open, you had said that you played so well against Djokovic, and that wasn't even your best surface, so he felt good coming out onto grass. How is your injury and how did you feel coming onto the grass?
JO WILFRIED TSONGA: You know, I was a bit scared before this match because I didn't know how my finger will feel during the match.
But it was okay, you know. It didn't hurt me too much. So I played a good tennis.
Of course, I have a lot of confident. Two weeks ago I play at the French Open good tennis, and for sure here I will play also a good tennis, because my game fit maybe better than on clay on grass.
Yeah, we'll see. But I'm sure I will play well.

Wimbledon: Tsonga beats Hewitt, Fish wins after heart scare

Wimbledon: Tsonga beats Hewitt, Fish wins after heart scare

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ousted Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of Wimbledon at the All England Club.

Tsonga broke once in each set and hit 61 winners to defeat Hewitt, a former champion in London who needed a Wild Card to play this year.

Playing his first match since having a medical procedure on his heart, Mardy Fish beat Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 to reach the second round.

Fish produced 24 aces 61 winners, 43 more than Ramirez-Hidalgo.

Afterward, Fish canceled his news conference, because "he's not feeling well."

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Video: Rolex Tennis Ambassadors on Wimbledon | Federer, Del Potro and Tsonga

Video: Rolex Tennis Ambassadors on Wimbledon | Ivanovic, Woznaicki and Li Na

Members of the Rolex family (Ana Ivanovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Li Na, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Juan Martin Del Porto and Roger Federer) describe what they cherish most about the atmosphere at Wimbledon.

Whether it is the excitement of stepping onto Centre Court or the hush that falls over the crowd, these great achievers explain why nothing compares to playing at the world's most prestigious tennis tournament.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tsonga and Lopez beaten in Queen's

Tsonga and Lopez beaten in Queen's

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was beaten 7-6, 3-6, 7-6 by Ivan Dodig while Feliciano Lopez was defeated by Kevin Anderson 7-6, 7-6 in the third round of the AEGON Championships.

Dodig will face Sam Querrey, who defeated Julien Benneteau 6-3 3-6 6-3, in the quarter-finals.

Tsonga produced a lethargic display and Dodig took full advantage to claim the win.

Dodig played with freedom and confidence, while the Frenchman was far from his best form.

The opening set went into a tie-breaker where Tsonga produced an error-strewn effort that allowed Dodig to secure the lead.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Video: The adidas keepy-uppy challenge ft. Murray, Tsonga and Verdasco

Video: The adidas keepy-uppy challenge ft. Murray, Tsonga and Verdasco

Fernando Verdasco 2012 Wimbledon Outfit
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Wimbledon 2012 Outfit
Andy Murray Wimbledon 2012 Outfit

adidas challenged Andy Murray, Jo-WIlfried Tsonga and Fernando Verdasco to see who could do the most keepy-uppies. This was the result...