Jo-Wilfried Tsonga gallery: French fan favourite’s career in pictures

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Former World No 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has called time on his 18-year professional career.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga turned professional in 2004 and has enjoyed a fruitful and entertaining career, notching unique milestones along the way.

Tsonga banked over $22 million in prize money across his ATP Tour career, winning 18 singles titles.

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won his 18th tournament at the 2019 Moselle Open at les Arenes de Metz in Metz, marking the fourth time he won an ATP Tour event in his home country./

Tsonga’s first tour final was also his only appearance in a Grand Slam championship match.

France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates won his semi-final match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal at the 2008 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne but lost the final to Novak Djokovic.

He won just one career title on clay but would make the last four at the French Open in both 2013 and 2015.

France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Tsonga reached his second French Open semifinal and sixth overall at Grand Slam tournaments in 2015 before losing to eventual Roland Garros champion Stanislas Wawrinka. He will have one last crack before hanging up his racket.

Tsonga also graced the Wimbledon semis on two occasions.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga made the Wimbledon last four in back to back seasons being thwarted by Novak Djokovic in 2011 and Andy Murray in 2012. He ended his career with a 32-12 win-loss record at SW19.

In 2011, Tsonga made the tour finals for the second time in his career, reaching the championship match before going down to Roger Federer.

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France faced Roger Federer in the championship match at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London in 2011 but came up just short.

Tsonga’s forays into doubled were rare but quite successful, earning him an Olympic silver medal.

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Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra won silver in the men’s doubles tennis at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Tsonga boasts multiple match wins over Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is one of three men alonsgide Andy Murray and Juan Martín del Potro to defeat Federer, Nadal and Djokovic while they held the number one ranking.

His 2011 run at Wimbledon saw Tsonga become the first man in Grand Slam history to beat Federer after dropping the first two sets.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is one of three men alonsgide Andy Murray and Juan Martín del Potro to defeat Federer, Nadal and Djokovic while they held the number one ranking.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga broke Roger Federer’s stranglehold on centre court in 2011 and would record six wins in 18 meetings with the Swiss Superstar.

On his way to winning the 2014 Canada Masters Tsonga defeated Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Federer.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France reacts after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia during men's third round Rogers Cup tennis action in Toronto on Thursday, August 7, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Novak Djokovic in the third round at the Rogers Cup in Toronto in 2014 and would beat Andy Murray in the last eight and Roger Federer in the ATP 1000 event’s final.

Tsonga is one of just three men who own Grand Slam victories over all the members of the so-called Big Four (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray).

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga only managed to defeat Andy Murray twice in 16 career meetings between the two men but all told has 18 match wins over the Big Four.

His 2008 Paris Masters title ensures that Tsonga ends his career counting himself among just seven men (outside of the big four) to win a tournament in which all members of the big four entered.

France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeats, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, Serbia's Novak Djokovic in their Third round of the BNP Paris Masters indoor tennis tournament.
French fan favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claimed the biggest titles of his career at the Paris Masters in 2008 and the Canadian Masters (Rogers Cup) in 2014.