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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga braces himself for ‘symbolic finish’ at French Open – I may nearly tattoo it on my physique

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga braces himself for ‘symbolic finish’ at French Open - I could almost tattoo it on my body

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has received a wildcard entry for the 2022 version of the French Open, beginning in round per week at Roland Garros.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Courtesy: Reuters

HIGHLIGHTSTsonga will retire after the French OpenTsonga has received a wildcard entry for the match at Roland GarrosTsonga mentioned he couldn’t have anticipated for a greater end

French tennis star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga went down the reminiscence lane earlier than signing off after the upcoming version of the French Open. The 37-year-old earlier mentioned that the clay-court match at Roland Garros could be the final in his profession. Before the championship will get underway, the French tennis affiliation gave wildcard entries to Tsonga and 13 different French gamers for the mega occasion.

The tennis physique mentioned that it needed to make Tsonga’s swansong a memorable one. Along with Tsonga, Gilles Simon may even be participating in his final French Open as he’ll retire on the finish of the season. Tsonga, within the meantime, mentioned that he couldn’t have anticipated a greater end in his profession, enjoying in entrance of his house crowd.

DESIRE TO FIGHT

“Roland Garros, I could almost tattoo it on my body. At 11-12 years, there I did my first practice lessons. I played the French competitions there until I was 14-16 years before I trained there. I knew every corner of the old stadium. It’s obviously symbolic to finish at the French Open,” Tsonga was quoted as saying.

“I’ll try to do it like [in] my twenties, with the desire to fight. In France, I always feel at home. For tennis, I had to leave my family and my region very young, so I feel at home when I’m on French territory,” he said.

“I’m very proud of what I’ve skilled by tennis and with what I’ve executed. I’d choose to have executed even higher, however I’m largely happy,” Tsonga added.

In 2013 and 2015, Tsonga performed within the semi-final of the French Open and likewise reached a career-high rating of No.5 in 2012. Having additionally certified for the 2008 Australian Open at Melbourne Park, Tsonga gave an account of his stupendous self.