Jo-Wilfried Tsonga announced his retirement from tennis



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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga announced his retirement from tennis

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga announced his retirement from tennis. The Frenchman had left the scene for too long and his physique has never allowed him, in recent years, to be able to get back into real competition. Tsonga's last official victory on the ATP tour dates back to the first round in Marseille played on February 15 against compatriot Gilles Simon, and three defeats thereafter, including those in Indian Wells against Safiullin and Miami against Thompson.

Thus the transalpine tennis player, who will turn 37 in ten days, has made the decision to end a respectable career enriched by 18 ATP titles (plus 4 in doubles), including 2 Masters 1000 (Paris-Bercy and Toronto), and from a number 5 position as best ranking in 2012.

To these successes, are added equally significant results such as the final of the Australian Open in 2008, that of the ATP Finals in 2011 and the silver medal at the Olympic Games in London in 2012 paired with compatriot Michael Llodra, as well as having won the Cup.

Davis with the French national team in 2017. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga could only choose the most prestigious home scenario to permanently leave the tennis played. The retirement of the almost 37-year-old from Le Mans will, in fact, be held on the red clay of Roland Garros, which saw him reach the semifinal in 2013 and 2015.

This was announced by Tsonga himself in an interview for the French sports newspaper L'Équipe: "It is with great emotion that I announce today my decision to end my career at the next Roland Garros. I have spent so many incredible moments and shared many joys with you who have given me so much.

I hope to experience one last thrill in your company. You will know more about my choice at my next press conference this weekend in Monte Carl." At Roland Garros, his last match won came in 2019 in the first round against Peter Gojowczyk.