France's Jo Wilfried Tsonga says he plans to remain involved in tennis even after his retirement. Speaking to WeLoveTennis, Tsonga says, “My idea is to stay in tennis, to play a real role through all of my functions, whether at the Open Parc, the Open 13, or the All In Academy.
I don't see myself going far away from home to follow a particular player. On the other hand, I want to get involved, understand, share my experience. Like everything I do in life, I have ambition. Tennis will therefore always be part of my life, but I also have other ideas in other areas."
Tsonga is currently ranked 49th in the world and has played only two events this year - losing in the first round of the Qatar Open and the Australian Open. Tsong'a career-high ATP singles ranking has been world No. 5, which he achieved in February 2012.
He was named the ATP Newcomer of the Year for 2007, and reached the final of the 2008 Australian Open as an unseeded player. He has also made semifinal appearances in the 2010 Australian Open, the 2013 and 2015 French Opens, and at Wimbledon in 2011 and 2012 and the final of the 2011 ATP World Tour Finals.
In 2017, Tsonga helped France to their first Davis Cup win in 16 years after previously losing in the final in 2014. He is also the first and one of only three players (the others being Tomáš Berdych and Stan Wawrinka) to have Grand Slam wins against Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray.
Tsonga is also an Olympic silver medallist, finishing 2nd in the doubles with partner Michaël Llodra in the 2012 Summer Olympics.