Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: When you play Roger Federer at Wimbledon, it's crazy



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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: When you play Roger Federer at Wimbledon, it's crazy

Wilfried Tsonga is set to play the final of his tournament but he seems to be leaving the game with no regrets because he has many special moments over the course of his career. Thtorughout his career, Tsonga clashed Roger Federer at Wimbledon, met Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, and also had a chance to play Rafael Nadal.

In the 2011 Wimbledon quarterfinal, Tsonga clinched one of the most memorable wins of his career. Federer, a record eight-time Wimbledon champion, appeared to be cruising toward a straight-set win over Tsonga but the Frenchman recovered to stun the Swiss 3-6 6-7 (3) 6-4 6-4 6-4.

Tsonga, who was beaten by Djokovic in the 2008 Australian Open final, noted it's always special to play now the record nine-time Australian Open champion at Melbourne Park. "Every match is special. When you play Federer in Wimbledon, it's crazy.

When you play Djokovic in Australia in the final, it is special. And of course you play Nadal anywhere, it is special. But, you know, I always try to take every single match as it should be," Tsonga said on the ATP Tennis Radio Podcast, per Sportskeeda.

Tsonga: I always kept it respectful

Even though Tsonga never won a Grand Slam or reached the top ranking, he will always be remembered as a true legend of the game. Tsonga, who has captured 18 titles, is a two-time Masters champion and has been ranked at No.

5 in the world. Throughout his career, Tsonga enjoyed a strong reputation and was a fan favorite wherever he went. Now, his career is coming to an end at the French Open. "I always try to respect any opponent, because me before to be top-10 and to be a good player, I was 300 in the world, 200, and I think I deserved at this time some respect and for me the best way to respect people is to give everything against them, no matter the name, no matter the place and, yeah, for me it was something important," Tsonga noted.