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Jo-Wilfred Tsonga gained a lot of fans during his brave defeat in the final at Queens earlier this month. The Frenchman played some stunning tennis on his way to the final, including a victory against world number one Rafa Nadal, only for Andy Murray to produce one of his best performances of the year as he came back from a set down to claim his second title at the Wimbledon warm-up event. Tsonga then dragged his weary body down to Eastbourne to compete in the AEGON Championships, where the Frenchman was beaten by Radek Stepanek in straight sets. 

Tsonga was clearly far from his best and admitted to feeling tired after a tough few weeks. The early exit from the tournament will have given the 26-year-old extra time to prepare for Wimbledon, a tournament that suits Tsonga's game down to the ground, something reflected in the Wimbledon tennis odds. A powerful serve and an unforgiving forehand make him a dangerous opponent on grass, as does his ability to attack the net in such dangerous fashion. 

A quarter-final place last year showed that Wimbledon is a tournament that agrees with the Frenchman and not many players will fancy coming up against Tsonga over the next few weeks and anyone who has bet on Wimbledon will know he could cause an upset. After a few season of niggling injuries, he seems to have finally put those problems behind him this year. Disappointing finishes at the Australian and French Opens will have made Wimbledon even more important to Tsonga now.  

Tsonga has come close to winning a Grand Slam before, his runners-up place at the 2008 Australian Open. Now injury free and the Frenchman will be able to fully focus on getting himself back into the top-10 as well as challenging for the big tournaments. Tsonga will start his Wimbledon campaign against an as yet unnamed qualifier in the bottom half of the draw. As long as he has managed to recuperate from his excursions last week, then the powerful Frenchman could well be one of the surprise packages over the next few weeks in SW19. 

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