Stan Wawrinka and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga got into a heated confrontation in French during the break after the first set of their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open on Tuesday.
Wawrinka won the set 7-6 in a tiebreak and said something to Tsonga when the two were seated in their areas between sets. The exchange was in French and seemed to be along the lines of a “what are you looking at?” type of thing.
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The two 31-year-olds met seven times prior to this match, with Wawrinka holding a 4-3 head-to-head lead.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has a new girlfriend, and it is our duty to keep you updated on the goings-on of his personal life.
Tsonga was previously dating Charlotte Deon, but that relationship has ended. Since late 2014, a new woman — Noura El Shwekh — has been supporting him at his matches. El Shwekh is Swiss and has made public appearances with Tsonga, in addition to attending his matches.
Despite having her as his girlfriend, Tsonga is not ready to become a family man just yet.
“I’ll get married and I definitely have kids one day, but not in the near future Today I do not want choose between my job and my family. I want to be close to my children. At the end of my career, when I will have more goals, then I will consider starting a family,” he said in recent comments to a French outlet.
Below are some photos of the two:
Novak Djokovic hit an absolute rocket of a return on match point at Wimbledon Monday to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in their fourth-round match, and he celebrated like a total boss.
Djokovic was leading 6-5 in a third-set tiebreak with Tsonga serving at ad court. Tsonga stretched Nole out wide with a serve that kicked up to the backhand, and Djokovic reached for it and shot an absolute laser cross-court for the winner. Djokovic then stood with his arms out wide in an Incredible Hulk type pose as he celebrated his victory, but his celebration was premature.
One of the linesmen called the ball in but was overruled by the chair umpire, who called it out. Believing that his shot hit the line, Djokovic challenged. The Hawkeye replay showed the shot clearly caught the line, allowing Nole to celebrate his straight sets victory.
Djokovic will face Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals and appears to be headed for a clash with Andy Murray in the semis. That backhand return is just another reminder of what makes Nole one of the best returners in the game and one of the best since Andre Agassi.
Tip via LBS contributor Gene
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was asked a fairly simple question at the Australian Open on Wednesday, but he gave a pretty complex response — one that certainly isn’t going to score him any points with the ladies. A reporter brought up the fact that it has been common over the last several years for the top four seeds in men’s tournaments to advance to the semifinals. The same has not been true on the women’s side, and Tsonga was asked why he supposes that has been the case.
“You know, the girls, they are more unstable emotionally than us,” he replied according to the Australian Open’s website. “I’m sure everybody will say it’s true, even the girls (laughter). No? No, you don’t think?
“But, I mean, it’s just about hormones and all this stuff. We don’t have all these bad things, so we are physically in a good shape every time, and you are not. That’s it.”
As USA Today pointed out, English is Tsonga’s second language. Perhaps he meant to say something else and it came out wrong. Or maybe that time he took a ball to the man region has affected his ability to think clearly. If not, it’s going to be tough for him to argue that he’s not a sexist dude. The “unstable emotionally” comment was rough enough. The whole hormone thing? Forget about it.
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Tsonga was serving up 5-3 in the third set after being down two sets to none when he got drilled in the manly region. The Frenchman had hit a drop volley and Murray came in for the passing shot, but the only thing the ball passed through was Tsonga’s groin.
Jo-Wilfried went down immediately in pain and needed to take a knee, only this time it wasn’t in celebration. After taking about a minute to recover, Tsonga resumed his serve and won the set 6-3 to continue the match.
At least Tsonga didn’t pull a Tomas Berdych after the match.
Thanks to LBS contributor A. Liu for the tip
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals on Wednesday after he defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber. In his second semifinal in two years, Tsonga is set to face Andy Murray with the winner taking on either Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic. As expected, Tsonga was very excited and overwhelmed after beating Murray. It’s no surprise that during a moment like that his first instinct was to Tebow.
Tebowing isn’t nearly as much of a worldwide phenomenon as it once was, but Tsonga proved to us on Wednesday that it is still alive and kicking. We have seen basketball players, hockey players, politicians and even Playboy Playmates feel the rush in the past. Tsonga Tebowing at a high-profile event like Wimbledon keeps the trend in the game.