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Tsonga doubtful for Wimbledon with abdominal injury

PARIS (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has pulled out of the Nottingham Open with an abdominal injury, casting doubts on his participation at Wimbledon. The 12th-ranked Tsonga, who has not played since his semifinal loss to Stan Wawrinka at the French Open, picked up the injury in Paris. He already withdrew from grass-court tournaments in Germany and the Netherlands in previous weeks. Nottingham...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wawrinka holds off Tsonga, advances to first French Open final

PARIS -- One year after his first-round loss in Paris, Stan Wawrinka will be playing in the final of the French Open. The eighth-seeded Swiss player advanced to his first final at Roland Garros with a 6-3, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-4 win over local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday. In sizzling temperatures, Wawrinka overcame strong resistance from the 14th-seeded Tsonga in a gripping...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Wawrinka beats Tsonga to reach first French Open final

PARIS -- Stan Wawrinka advanced to his first final at the French Open after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-4 on Friday. In sizzling temperatures, Wawrinka overcame strong resistance from the 14th-seeded Tsonga in a gripping match on Court Philippe Chatrier. Wawrinka's ability to raise his game when it really mattered was the key, with the 2014 Australian Open...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Wawrinka beats Tsonga to reach 1st French Open final

PARIS (AP) Stan Wawrinka advanced to his first final at the French Open after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-4 on Friday. In sizzling temperatures, Wawrinka overcame strong resistance from the 14th-seeded Tsonga in a gripping match on Court Philippe Chatrier. Wawrinka's ability to raise his game when it really mattered was the key, with the 2014 Australian Open...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Wawrinka and Tsonga underway in French Open semi

PARIS (AP) 1:15 p.m. The first French Open semifinal between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Stanislas Wawrinka is underway in hot and sunny conditions on center court. Both are looking to reach their second Grand Slam final, with Tsonga losing in the 2008 Australian Open final, and Wawrinka winning that tournament in 2014. Tsonga hopes to give France its first men's champion at Roland Garros...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

French Open Lookahead: Djokovic-Murray, Wawrinka-Tsonga

PARIS (AP) Ever since adding his first Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles in 2011 to his haul of Australian Open trophies, Novak Djokovic has been coming to the French Open with one thing in mind: completing a career Grand Slam. He's sure come close. In 2012, Djokovic lost in the final at Roland Garros to Rafael Nadal. In 2013, he lost in the semifinals to Nadal. In 2014, he lost yet...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kei Nishikori ousted in five sets by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at French Open

  Kei Nishikori rallied from two sets down against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but his bid to become the first Japanese man to reach the semifinals of the French Open in 82 years fell just short of the mark. Tsonga eventually came through to win the quarterfinal 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 on Roland Garros' center court on Tuesday. The fifth-seeded Nishikori, who had won his four previous matches...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nishikori loses in 5 sets in French Open quarterfinals

PARIS (AP) Kei Nishikori rallied from two sets down against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but his bid to become the first Japanese man to reach the semifinals of the French Open in 82 years fell just short of the mark. Tsonga eventually came through to win the quarterfinal 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 on Roland Garros' center court on Tuesday. The fifth-seeded Nishikori, who had won his four previous...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Falling sheet of metal interrupts French Open QF

PARIS (AP) A large sheet of metal paneling that detached from a giant TV screen in strong winds and crashed onto center court spectators below slightly injured three people and caused a mid-match suspension of about 40 minutes to a French Open quarterfinal on Tuesday. The paneling, longer than a bed, hit a barrier and a piece of equipment on its way down, slowing its fall before...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

French Open: Top 4 surprising moments thus far

While the French Open may be in one of the most romantic locations in the world, its tricky clay surface has provided heartbreak for many players. Rafael Nadal has undoubtedly dominated the second slam of the season for the past decade, only slipping up momentarily in 2009 when Roger Federer finally captured his first French Open title. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, the other members...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

French Open: Top 4 will face Frenchmen in week 2

For the first time since 2008, there are five French tennis players in the fourth round – Jeremy Chardy, Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils, Gilles Simon and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – making this quite a French Open (please laugh). Unfortunately for French fans, four of their countrymen face the top four seeds next. Will French tennis be well represented in the quarterfinals, or will the...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Frenchmen Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Thrive At Roland Garros

PARIS — Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators. An entertainer at heart, Monfils pounded his chest with his right fist repeatedly and, after hugging opponent Diego Schwartzman at the net, used his right shoe to etch a...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vive la France! Host nation enjoys perfect 5-0 day in men's singles

  Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators. An entertainer at heart, Monfils pounded his chest with his right fist repeatedly and, after hugging opponent Diego Schwartzman at the net, used his right shoe to etch a sketch of a smiley face on the French...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ana Ivanovic Unveils New Adidas French Open Collection for Vogue

As you can see below, Ana is featured in this month's Vogue Magazine as part of Adidas' launch of the Roland Garros Collection by Y-3. She'll be among the first players to wear the avant-guard Japanese fashion design on court - along with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. I think she is the perfect choice for the brand and I'm betting that if made available to the public, it will be a big seller...
Via Onthegotennis
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdraws from Australian Open

PARIS (AP) Still hampered by an injury to his right forearm, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has pulled out of the Australian Open. The 12th-ranked Frenchman struggled with the injury during France's loss to Switzerland in the Davis Cup final in November. He then took part in the lucrative International Premier Tennis League, a franchise-based exhibition competition in Asia and the Middle East...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

France captain under fire after Davis Cup loss to Switzerland

LILLE, France -- The French tried everything to thwart Roger Federer's attempt to win the Davis Cup. First, they first picked clay for the contest in the northern French city of Lille and decided to host the tie in a football stadium to get maximum support from the home fans. Then they gathered for a one-week training camp to strengthen the team's cohesion ahead of the final. It...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Richard Gasquet replaces Tsonga, will face Roger Federer

LILLE, France -- Richard Gasquet will play the first reverse singles match of the Davis Cup final against Roger Federer Sunday as France looks to overturn a 2-1 deficit against Switzerland. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was initially set to face the 17-time Grand Slam champion but is sidelined with an elbow injury that already ruled him out of the doubles rubber, according to the French tennis...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis Cup finals: The Swiss finally take a stand

The Davis Cup finals are underway and after two days of play in Lille, France, the Swiss are well on their way to winning a title. Dominant play by Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka took the neutrality out of Switzerland and put them on the offensive. Despite many concerns coming into the competition, Switzerland has done remarkably well. They lead the French 2-1 and with a win...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tsonga criticizes French crowd for lack of Davis Cup support

LILLE, France -- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rued the lack of support of his home crowd Friday after losing to Stan Wawrinka in the opening singles match of the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland. Despite the presence of a record crowd of 27,432 spectators in the stands of the Pierre Mauroy stadium, Tsonga said after his 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 loss to the fourth-ranked Swiss that...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tsonga criticizes French crowd for lack of support

LILLE, France (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rued the lack of support of his home crowd Friday after losing to Stan Wawrinka in the opening singles match of the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland. Despite the presence of a record crowd of 27,432 spectators in the stands of the Pierre Mauroy stadium, Tsonga said after his 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 loss to the fourth-ranked Swiss that...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wawrinka puts Switzerland ahead of France in final

LILLE, France (AP) Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give Switzerland a 1-0 lead against France in the Davis Cup final. Wawrinka started strong, and overcame a second-set lapse by regaining control of the opening singles with an aggressive display that paid off. Wawrinka, who scored 25 points at the net, sealed the match on...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

France unchanged to face Swiss in Davis Cup final

PARIS (AP) France captain Arnaud Clement has named an unchanged team to face Roger Federer's Switzerland in the Davis Cup final next week. The 12th-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is selected along with 19th-ranked Gael Monfils, No. 26 Julien Benneteau, and No. 27 Richard Gasquet. When France beat defending champion the Czech Republic 4-1 last month, Gasquet and Tsonga won their singles...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

France captain picks 4 players for Davis Cup camp

PARIS (AP) Despite their poor results at the Paris Masters, France captain Arnaud Clement is sticking with his regular players for the Davis Cup final against Switzerland. Clement has picked four players - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils and Gilles Simon - for a training camp in Bordeaux next week ahead of the final from Nov. 21-23 in the northern city of Lille...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Tsonga ousted by Goffin in Moselle Open quarterfinals

  Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium rallied to beat top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 Friday to reach the Moselle Open semifinals. Goffin next plays Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff, who advanced after third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber retired when trailing 5-0 after just 20 minutes. Looking to win the Moselle title for the third time, Tsonga dominated the first set...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Goffin beats top-seeded Tsonga in Moselle quarters

METZ, France (AP) Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium rallied to beat top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 Friday to reach the Moselle Open semifinals. Goffin next plays Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff, who advanced after third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber retired when trailing 5-0 after just 20 minutes. Looking to win the Moselle title for the third time, Tsonga dominated...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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