Google Down the Line!: PHOTO OP: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga breaks through, gains Aussie Open semis over Youzhny


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

PHOTO OP: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga breaks through, gains Aussie Open semis over Youzhny


Tsemis for Tsonga: There's a new kid in tennis town. We first grabbed notice of this strapping 22-year old Muhammad Ali look-alike during Wimbledon last season and he continues to impress into 2008. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga gained his first Grand Slam semifinal by taking out the powerful Russian Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets 7-5, 6-0, 7-6 (8-6). He'll face World No. 2 Rafael Nadal for a spot in the finals of the Australian Open.


After his win, Jo-Willy told the press,

"I don't know how to [describe the feelings.] It's like I want to cry, I want to smile, I want everything. And it's a lot of emotion, so..."
Let the bandwagon jumping begin!

(images via GREG WOOD & William West/AFP/Getty Images)

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