Jo Wilfried Tsonga

Australian Open Contenders 2011 - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Australian Open Tennis Tsonga BettingRunner-up to Novak Djokovic in 2008, Frenchman Jo-Wifried Tsonga, signalled his arrival on the international tennis stage with an astonishing performance, where unseeded he knocked out four seeds en route to the final. His scalps included the top ranked Frenchman, Richard Gasquet and even more significantly, world number two, Rafael Nadal. His main weapon is his two handed backhand which, if on his day, is unerringly accurate. His victory over Nadal was a very one sided straight sets victory, that at the time, was the biggest shock at the Tournament. In fact his form throughout the Tournament was outstanding and many people were surprised that he eventually got beaten in the final.

He followed the Australian Open Betting success with a 4th round performance in the Indian Wells Masters, where Nadal achieved revenge in three tight sets. The great start to the year saw Tsonga rise from obscurity to the top 20 in the world. Unfortunately injury has kept him out of the summer Tournaments, including the French Open and Wimbledon, but he came back for the US Open where he lost in the third round. Since then however, Tsonga came into great form and showed what an outsanding player he is when he won the ATP Paris Masters, defeating David Nalbandian in the final. He is currently ranked number 6 in the world and has a 12/1 tag in the Australin Open odds to win the tournament this year.