Some news from the Australian Open, which should be of interest to tennis fans such as Mad Professah and Jasmyne: The unseeded French player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulled off a stunning upset over the second-seeded Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open semi-finals. The score was 6-2 6-3 6-2.
Who is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and how was he able to crush the world's No. 2 ranked men's tennis player? Some answers and photos couresy of Steph & Alek at Oh La La: "Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Petsonga is just 22 years old, he was born in Le Mans, France, from a French mother and Congolese father. He had a successful junior career, winning the U.S. Open Juniors title in 2003."
Mad Professah offers another photo gallery and a history lesson: " Tsonga is the great story of the 2008 Australian Open. He is an unseeded player who has made it as far as the final 4 players and is within one match of a historic Grand Slam final. Tsonga makes history as the first Black male player to be in the semi-final of a major since American MaliVai Washington did it at Wimbledon in 1996."
Tsonga is now ranked 38th in the world. "It is like a dream and nothing could stop me today," the tennis phenom told reporters. "I am just so happy. It was my tactic to hit every ball and everything was in, so what more can I say? Every day for me is like a dream, I can’t believe it is true."