Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has his sights set this season on a first Grand Slam title. The Frenchman who lost his only Grand Slam final appearance to Novak Djokovic at the 2008 Australian Open, wants to join his fellow collegues in winning the biggest prizes in tennis.
“To reach the sun, you have to pass the moon,” Tsonga told AFP while preparing for the Hopman Cup.
“It feels like they are far away at the moment, but I feel like I have a lot of energy,” he said. “I will do my best to join them. This year I want to win a Grand Slam.”
The 27-year-old who struggled against higher ranked foes in 2012, has added new coach Roger Rasheed for the new year. Rasheed formerly was at the helm of Lleyton Hewitt and countryman Gael Monfils.
“He’s a good kid, he’s got a good head on his shoulders, so it’s always exciting to have that talent at your disposal,” Rasheed said.
“He should be wanting to win a Grand Slam.”
After finishing 2011 ranked No. 6, Tsonga slid to No. 8 in 2012.
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