Born: 17.04.1985 | Le Mans, France
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 200 lbs (91 kg)
Plays: Right-handed, Two-handed backhand
Turned Pro: 2004
His career-high singles ranking is world No. 5, which he achieved in 2012. Tsonga rose to fame by virtue of his performance in the 2008 Australian Open when, as an unseeded player, he reached the final, having defeated four seeded players along the way, including a straight-sets win over world No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. Tsonga eventually lost to world No. 3 Novak Djokovic in the final in four sets, after winning the first set; it was the only set Djokovic dropped during the tournament.
Tsonga followed this up by winning his first ATP Masters Series championship at the 2008 Paris Masters, thus qualifying for the 2008 Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, China. His best performances in a major tournament since 2008 are semifinal appearances in the 2010 Australian Open, the 2013 and 2015 French Open, and at Wimbledon in 2011 and 2012. He also reached the final of the 2011 ATP World Tour Finals, where he lost to defending champion Roger Federer. He achieved his second Masters Series win at the 2014 Canadian Open, defeating four top 10 players on the way to victory, including Djokovic, Murray, and Federer. As well as his victories in Toronto (2014) and Paris (2008), Tsonga has also reached the final of the 2011 Paris Masters and the 2015 Shanghai Masters- losing to Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic respectively. He also won the 2009 Shanghai Masters doubles title with partner Julian Benneteau.
He has reached the quarterfinal stage of all four Grand Slams. He is also the first and one of only three players (Tomáš Berdych and Stan Wawrinka) to have Grand Slam wins against each of the Big Four (namely Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray).
Tsonga is known for his offensive baseline style of play but is also able to mix his style of play up by rushing to the net. He is also currently one of the very few remaining players who often utilize a serve-and-volley type of play. Tsonga's movement around the court is considered to be very good, considering his height. Tsonga is also known for his clutchness on serve, having saved 67% of the break points he faced in his career as of today, which ranks him in the 4th position among active players. His two weaknesses are his return of serve and to a lesser extent his backhand.