Sunday, November 02, 2008
He did it. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga became the first Frenchman in seven years to win the BNP Paribas Masters, became the first black player ever to win the men's Paris Indoors, became the new No. 1 French player, and has qualified for the Masters Cup.
"I'm going to go there (Shanghai) really to represent France and all my family and my friends," said Tsonga. "That's it. I'm going to represent everyone and I'm going to give my best. I think the Masters will be a very important moment for me. Maybe another great victory could maybe replace this one."
The son of an African man and a white woman makes history today.