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Frenchman Tsonga ruled out for rest of 2020 due to back injury

The 35-year-old Tsonga has not played since lower back pain forced him to retire from his first-round match at the Australian Open in January against Alexei Popyrin while trailing 6-7(5) 6-2 6-1.
FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - First Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 21, 2020. France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga looks dejected after retiring from his match against Australia's Alexei Popyrin.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - First Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 21, 2020. France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga looks dejected after retiring from his match against Australia's Alexei Popyrin.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 07:17 PM IST
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Nadal, Djokovic edge closer to possible Paris final meeting

The 33-year-old Nadal, who can secure the end-of-year top ranking ahead of Djokovic by winning his maiden Bercy title, beat French wildcard Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (7/4), 6-1.
Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his quarter final match against France's Jo-Wilfred Tsonga.(REUTERS)
Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his quarter final match against France's Jo-Wilfred Tsonga.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 02, 2019 09:47 AM IST
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Defending champion Khachanov dumped out of Paris Masters, Shapovalov through

Khachanov beat four top-10 players, including Novak Djokovic in the final, to win the 2018 tournament, but was knocked out after an indifferent second-round display this time around.
Russia's Karen Khachanov in action.(REUTERS)
Russia's Karen Khachanov in action.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 29, 2019 09:35 PM IST
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Federer withdraws from Paris Masters as Cilic, Tsonga progress

World number three Federer claimed his 10th Basel title on Sunday but decided to skip the final Masters event of the season at Bercy Arena.
Switzerland's Roger Federer(REUTERS)
Switzerland's Roger Federer(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 29, 2019 09:16 AM IST
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Tsonga ousts eighth-ranked Khachanov at Washington ATP

The 34-year-old Frenchman, ranked 70th in the world, on Tuesday outlasted eighth-ranked Khachanov after one hour and 58 minutes, turning back the clock to reach the third round of the US Open hardcourt tuneup event.
File image of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(AFP)
File image of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(AFP)
Updated on Jul 31, 2019 10:07 AM IST
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Rafael Nadal, Ashleigh Barty, Serena Williams cruise into Wimbledon last 16

The ease with which Nadal made the fourth round for the ninth time was replicated on the women’s side by Ashleigh Barty -- who will be breaking new ground in appearing in the last 16 for the first time -- and Serena Williams.
Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning her third round match Britain's Harriet Dart.(REUTERS)
Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning her third round match Britain's Harriet Dart.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 02:18 AM IST
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Dominant Rafael Nadal brushes aside Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Wimbledon

The Spanish third seed was in command throughout the match and finished the contest in an hour and 48 minutes without conceding a single break point, sealing the result on his fourth match point with his 11th ace.
Spain's Rafael Nadal returns to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(AP)
Spain's Rafael Nadal returns to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(AP)
Updated on Jul 06, 2019 11:15 PM IST
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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.
Rafael Nadal to meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in third round of Wimbledon.(Reuters/AFP)
Rafael Nadal to meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in third round of Wimbledon.(Reuters/AFP)
Updated on Jul 06, 2019 10:53 AM IST
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Roger Federer survives ‘emotional’ Jo-Wilfried Tsonga scare to reach last eight in Halle

Federer, 37, appeared firmly on course for a place in the quarter-finals at a set and a break up before an impressive comeback from Tsonga took the second-round match to a decider.
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.(AFP)
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 11:27 AM IST
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French Open 2019: Home favourite Tsonga ready to renew Nishikori rivalry

Tsonga overcame German Peter Gojowczyk on Monday to reach the second round at Roland Garros for the first time since 2016, as he did not compete here last season and fell at the first hurdle in 2017.
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reacts during his first round match against Germany's Peter Gojowczyk(REUTERS)
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reacts during his first round match against Germany's Peter Gojowczyk(REUTERS)
Updated on May 29, 2019 09:34 AM IST
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga soars into Rotterdam quarter-finals

The Frenchman’s 7-6 (7/5), 6-1 victory was a match of two parts, with the labourious first set taking 53 minutes while the second lasted for just 23.
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga gestures after victory in his men's singles match against Netherlands' Tallon Griekspoor on day four of the 46th edition of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on February 14, 2019(AFP)
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga gestures after victory in his men's singles match against Netherlands' Tallon Griekspoor on day four of the 46th edition of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on February 14, 2019(AFP)
Updated on Feb 14, 2019 11:28 PM IST
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Stefanos Tsitsipas ‘loses to himself’ in Rotterdam exit

The 20-year-old, who dumped out Roger Federer en route to the Australian Open semi-finals last month, saved two match points late in the third set but still slumped to a 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 loss.
File picture of Stefanos Tsitsipas(AFP)
File picture of Stefanos Tsitsipas(AFP)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 11:16 PM IST
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In-form Tsonga seals Rotterdam win with back-to-back aces

The powerful Frenchman who missed seven months last season due to knee surgery and rehab, carried over his momentum from a weekend title in Montpellier, where he beat countryman Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
File picture of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(AFP)
File picture of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(AFP)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 10:17 PM IST
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Rotterdam Open: Kei Nishikori rallies to overcome Pierre-Hugues Herbert in opener

The Japanese world number seven needed an hour and a quarter to get on track against a player who had reached the Montpellier final barely 48 hours earlier against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Japan's Kei Nishikori plays a backhand return to France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert during their men's singles match on day two of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.(AFP)
Japan's Kei Nishikori plays a backhand return to France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert during their men's singles match on day two of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 09:01 AM IST
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Australian Open 2019: Lucas Pouille edges Milos Raonic to reach maiden grand slam semis

Lucas Pouille became the first Frenchman to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open since Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2010 when he stunned Canada’s 16th seed Milos Raonic on Wednesday.
France's Lucas Pouille celebrates after winning the match against Canada's Milos Raonic.(REUTERS)
France's Lucas Pouille celebrates after winning the match against Canada's Milos Raonic.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 23, 2019 01:38 PM IST
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Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic powers past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Alexander Zverev through

Novak Djokovic defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for the 17th time in 27 tour meetings stretching back 11 years while Alexander Zverev will face young Australian wildcard Alex Bolt next.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during the match against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during the match against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 17, 2019 11:44 PM IST
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Australian Open 2019: Tsonga walks down memory lane before facing Djokovic

Eleven years on he recalls his breakthrough Grand Slam fondly -- ranked 38 he beat ninth seed Andy Murray in the first round and romped past number two Rafael Nadal in straight sets in the semi-final, gaining a huge band of new fans along the way.
File picture of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(REUTERS)
File picture of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 16, 2019 10:18 AM IST
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Novak Djokovic begins seventh Australian Open title bid with romp

Novak Djokovic had reached the Australian Open second round for 13 consecutive years and that streak was never threatened by Mitchell Krueger, who was making his debut at Melbourne Park
Novak Djokovic reacts after winning his Australian Open opener against Mitchell Krueger.(REUTERS)
Novak Djokovic reacts after winning his Australian Open opener against Mitchell Krueger.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 15, 2019 05:43 PM IST
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Rafael Nadal pulls out of Brisbane International with thigh problem

Rafael Nadal endured an injury-plagued 2018 season that saw him contest only nine tournaments due to a plethora of injuries
Rafael Nadal did not play after retiring against Juan Martin del Potro in their US Open semi-final last September and underwent ankle surgery two months later.(R)
Rafael Nadal did not play after retiring against Juan Martin del Potro in their US Open semi-final last September and underwent ankle surgery two months later.(R)
Updated on Jan 02, 2019 04:37 PM IST
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Croatia captain Zeljko Krajan hails his Davis Cup dream team

Just like Marin Cilic was against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday, the 30-year-old world number seven was in commanding form to crush Lucas Pouille 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-3 to give the Croatia a winning 3-1 lead.
Croatia team captain Zeljko Krajan celebrates with the trophy after winning the Davis Cup.(REUTERS)
Croatia team captain Zeljko Krajan celebrates with the trophy after winning the Davis Cup.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 26, 2018 12:09 PM IST
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Borna Coric gives Croatia perfect start in Davis Cup final against France

Borna Coric broke serve in the opening game of the opening singles rubber inside the huge Stade Pierre Mauroy and was in control throughout a one-sided contest to claim a 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 victory.
Croatia's Borna Coric plays a backhand return in his singles rubber against France's Jeremy Chardy.(AFP)
Croatia's Borna Coric plays a backhand return in his singles rubber against France's Jeremy Chardy.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 10:48 PM IST
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Davis Cup 2018: France go with Tsonga and Chardy in singles

Chardy will open the tie on Friday against Croatia’s Borna Coric with Tsonga then taking on Marin Cilic. Cilic and Coric are ranked seventh and 12th respectively, making captain Zeljko Krajan’s decision on his singles players a straightforward one.
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates after defeating Belgium's Steve Darcis.(AP)
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates after defeating Belgium's Steve Darcis.(AP)
Updated on Nov 22, 2018 11:52 PM IST
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Roger Federer confirms Paris Masters participation

Roger Federer will play the winner of the tie between France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Croatia’s Milos Raonic on Wednesday after recieving a bye in the first round.
Tennis - ATP 1000 - Paris Masters - AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France - October 30, 2018 Switzerland's Roger Federer during a press conference REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes(REUTERS)
Tennis - ATP 1000 - Paris Masters - AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France - October 30, 2018 Switzerland's Roger Federer during a press conference REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 30, 2018 11:03 PM IST
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‘It’s terrible’: Stunned Roger Federer feeling low after Wimbledon shock

Roger Federer suffered one of the most stunning defeats of his career on Wednesday, blowing a two-set lead and wasting a match point in a 6-2, 7-6(5), 5-7, 4-6, 11-13 loss to Kevin Anderson in Wimbledon quarter-final.
Roger Federer was knocked out of this year’s Wimbledon by South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.(REUTERS)
Roger Federer was knocked out of this year’s Wimbledon by South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 12:42 PM IST
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdraws from French Open due to injury

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has withdrawn from the French Open because of a left knee injury.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will miss French Open after failing to recover from knee surgery.(AP)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will miss French Open after failing to recover from knee surgery.(AP)
Updated on May 14, 2018 09:16 PM IST
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