Congolese/French Tennis Player Tsonga Wins Rogers Cup, Upsets Federer
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga dropped his head into his hands, then pointed to the sky and let out a thousand-watt grin.
His opponent, Roger Federer, had just fed a backhander into the net — yet another mishit on the day by a player who rarely makes errors.
It was over, and Tsonga knew it.
He had won the Rogers Cup — for the first time.
On a sunny Sunday afternoon in Toronto, he had taken down another giant.
“I knew I was able to play great tennis, but maybe not like this, this week,” the Frenchman said before collecting his winner’s trophy and a cheque for $598,000 on the stadium showcourt at the Rexall Centre.
Indeed, Tsonga caught a lot of people off guard, including himself.