At the age of 27, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is reaching the now-or-never stage of his career when it comes to winning Grand Slams.  Most players reach the end of the road by age 30, and Tsonga is currently faced with a formidable group of opponents in men’s singles tennis that includes Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France serves ahead of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 12, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (January 11, 2013 - Source: Robert Prezioso/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France serves ahead of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 12, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.
(January 11, 2013 – Source: Robert Prezioso/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Tsonga is currently ranked 8th in the world, and has had his most successful seasons in the past two years, which have included a runs to the semifinals of Wimbledon in both 2011 and 2012.  Additionally, Tsonga has reached the quarterfinals of both the French Open and the US Open in recent history.  His closest brush with Grand Slam glory was a 2008 trip to the Australian Open final.  However, he has never had the honor of lifting a Grand Slam cup and although the field is stacked with talent in 2013, this may be his best chance yet.

Although he typically loses to one of the main four players in major tournaments, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has beaten each one of them at least once.  Therefore, it is possible Tsonga could upset the odds, and although Tsonga did fall to Roger Federer in 5 sets at the 2013 Australian Open, he will surely have another crack at a Grand Slam this year.

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Tsonga’s game is all about power.  He has a great serve and can move very well around the court during volleys.  His troubles seem to stem from a lack of consistency, especially in big matches.  What are your predictions for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga?

Nicholas Spiller

Nicholas Spiller

Nicholas Spiller has enjoyed the sport of tennis for many years.An enthusiast who covers all major sports, he finds tennis to be one of the most pleasant and inspirational games around to watch. He also spends his time as a musician in Los Angeles.
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