Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: biography and latest news!

  • Sign : Aries
  • Date of birth : Wednesday, April 17, 1985 (age: 36)

Born in 1985 in Le Mans, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga exploded at the highest level when he reached his first Grand Slam final in 2008 at the Australian Open. The general public then discovered this player whose imposing physique is often compared to that of boxer Mohamed Ali. Jo, as he is known in the business, is one of the few French players to have accumulated more than $10 million in prize money over his career. He is also one of the only national tennis players to have reached the Top 5 of the ATP world ranking at least once. The star of the small yellow ball has taken the habit of celebrating his victories with a choreography of his own, the thumb dance. As one of the highest paid French athletes, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is also known for his appearances in commercials. Some of his performances have earned him a new nickname among the general public: Kinder Bueno. In January 2008, Tsonga decided, like many French athletes, to reside in Switzerland.

On the private side, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga shares the life of Noura El Shwekh. In November 2016, the sportsman announced the pregnancy of his companion. In March 2017, Noura El Shwekh gave birth to their first child, a boy named Sugar. On July 21, 2018, the couple got married at the castle of Bagnols.