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Wimbledon Factbox: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga versus Rafa Nadal

Let’s take a look at all the records, head-to-head meetings and career winnings of Rafael Nadal and Jo-Wilfired Tsonga.

tennis Updated: Jul 06, 2019 10:53 IST
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Rafael Nadal to meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in third round of Wimbledon.
Rafael Nadal to meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in third round of Wimbledon.(Reuters/AFP)
         

A look at the records of France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Spain’s Rafa Nadal before their third-round match at Wimbledon on Saturday (prefix number denotes seeding):

JO-WILFRIED TSONGA

Age: 34

ATP Ranking: 72 (Highest ranking: 5)

Grand Slam titles: 0

2018 Wimbledon performance: Did not play

Best Wimbledon performance: Semi-finalist (2011, 2012)

Tsonga spent seven months on the sidelines last year due to a knee injury and fell as low as 262nd in the world rankings in November but has shown that he is returning to his best form.

The 34-year-old blasted past Bernard Tomic in his opening round at the All England Club before a similarly dominant show against Ricardas Berankis to set up a clash with third seed Nadal.

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RAFA NADAL

Age: 33

ATP Ranking: 2 (Highest ranking: 1)

Grand Slam titles: 18 (Australian Open 2009; French Open 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019; Wimbledon 2008, 2010; U.S. Open 2010, 2013, 2017)

2018 Wimbledon performance: Semi-finals

Best Wimbledon performance: Winner (2008, 2010)

Double Wimbledon champion Nadal overcame Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in a thrilling four-set duel in the second round.

Nadal will have to recover quickly as he prepares to face another tricky opponent in Tsonga, who won their previous meeting four years ago.

Head to head: Nadal leads 8-4

Last three matches:

2015- Tsonga beat Nadal 6-4 0-6 7-5 (Shanghai, hard)

2013- Nadal beat Tsonga 6-3 7-6(3) (Monte Carlo, clay)

2012- Nadal beat Tsonga 6-2 5-7 6-4 (Miami, hard)

First Published: Jul 06, 2019 10:52 IST

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