Sports Tennis - ATP: Tsonga hangs up after Roland-Garros

23:15  06 april  2022
23:15  06 april  2022 Source:   sport365.fr

Ash Barty retires from tennis at age 25; won 3 Grand Slams

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga © Panoramic Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

soon 37 years old, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga announced that the 2022 edition of Roland Garros will be the latest tournament of his career , if he gets an invitation to participate in the last time in France.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga decided that soon, the time to say "Stop" will come. while going on challenger tournaments but also the Monte-Carlo Masters 1000 by Roland Garros, the Manceau confirmed through a video published on the company's YouTube channel that he climbed With Thierry Ascione that the 2022 edition of the international people of France will be the ultimate tournament of a career started in 2004 , during which he has reached the fifth world place in February 2012, winning 18 tournaments, a medal of Double Olympic Silver with Michael Llodra in London in 2012 but also a Davis Cup in 2017 alongside Lucas Poule, Richard Gasquet and Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Finalist of the Australian Open in 2008 against Novak Djokovic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will also have disputed two semi-finals in Roland-Garros in 2013 and 2014 as in Wimbledon in 2011 and 2012. To justify his decision, the Manceau A entrusted into a daily interview the team that " is a set of things, the logical suite of in recent years ", highlighting its age and his life. "My priorities have changed," he added. Founding a little family has come a little upset the established order, upset my life. Now it goes above all .

Barty, it's over!

 Barty, it's over! © Provided by Sports.co.uk Tennis - WTA: Barty announces his retirement at 25 years old A ultimate sacred home and then goes! Victorious of the Australian Open for the first time last January at the expense of Danielle Collins, Ashleigh Barty decided that these emotions would be his last on a tennis court.

It is with many emotions that I announce today my decision to stop my professional career at the next @rolandgarros tournament ????

It Is With Great Emotion That I Announce Today My Decision To Stop My Career At The Next French Open https://t.co/ycmp3wch3o

- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (@ tsonga7) April 6, 2022

Tsonga: " I will stop at Roland-Garros and not elsewhere »

But it is especially the wear of the body after almost 20 years on the ATP circuit that convinced Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to hang up snowshoes after a last round of honor 'Auteuil. " My body reminds me that my ability to surpass me are no longer there. My body tells me that it is no longer able to go further than what I give you , "he told the video published on YouTube. A decision to leave the world of professional tennis that has been taken "in the three last four weeks", while moving to Miami. "I told myself: I see how it's in Miami and there, I slice, he assured the maintenance granted to the team. In reality, when I arrived in Miami, even before my match, in my head, it was done: I will stop at Roland-Garros and not elsewhere. »This crucial decision now taken, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ensures be" happy "and" accomplished "but, on the ground, it counts" again, in quotation marks, the OJ of the years 2010, the one who wants the trick " . One last dance whose destiny is now in the hands of the French Tennis Federation, which will have to give it an invitation for the internationals of France.

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