Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: “If I Have To Break My Two Ankles To Win, I Will Do It”
In his last match of the season, charismatic Jo-Wilfried Tsonga says he will leave it all out on the court today in his first career ATP World Tour Finals title match against Roger Federer.
“I will give everything,” Tsonga said. “If I have to break my two ankles to win, I will do it for sure. But I know it’s the last match so I will give it everything. I know right after that it’s the party, so it’s good.”
He and Federer are meeting for the third straight Sunday and the Swiss has won five of seven this year, seven of ten overall.
“You know what I expect? I expect to win, of course,” he joked. “It’s all the time really exciting to play against Roger. It’s going to be really special here, you know, for my first final here. It’s going to be amazing atmosphere I think on the court, and I like that. I’m sure I will respect Roger a lot and play my best tennis.
“Sometimes it depends a lot of the level of Roger. If he’s playing well, you know, it’s difficult.”
Tsonga was able to beat Federer in a Wimbledon stunner, overcoming a two-set deficit to win. But Tsonga is putting more weight on their final meeting today.
“I think it’s going to be better because it’s a title anyway,” Tsonga said. “There is the eight top player in the world in this tournament. You know, win this one, I take part of something, something really good, because we can see each name, you know, on the trophy. They are all, you know, big champion. So if I can reach them, it’s going to be amazing for me.”
Tsonga is trying to become the first Frenchman to ever win the ATP World Tour Finals.
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