Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters: Rafael Nadal vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Photo via Eurosport
Photo via Eurosport

Date: April 19, 2013

Start time: ± 1 pm CET, ± 12 pm BST, ± 7 am EDT.

Watch online: Fromsport and ATDHE

Rafa and Jo have played each other 10 times. Their head-to-head, which Nadal leads 7 to 3, looks like this:

Year Tournament & City Surface Round Winner & Score
2012 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami
FL, U.S.A.
Hard Q Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 5-7, 6-4 Stats
2011 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
Great Britain
Hard RR Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried
7-6(2), 4-6, 6-3 Stats
2011 ESP vs. FRA WG SF
Clay RR Nadal, Rafael
6-0, 6-2, 6-4
2011 London / Queen’s Club
Great Britain
Grass Q Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried
6-7(3), 6-4, 6-1 Stats
2010 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami
FL, U.S.A.
Hard Q Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 6-2 Stats
2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris
Hard Q Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 7-5 Stats
2009 Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Hard Q Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4 Stats
2008 ATP Masters Series Indian Wells
CA, U.S.A.
Hard R16 Nadal, Rafael
6-7(4), 7-6(3), 7-5 Stats
2008 Australian Open
Hard S Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried
6-2, 6-3, 6-2 Stats
2007 US Open
NY, U.S.A.
Hard R32 Nadal, Rafael
7-6(3), 6-2, 6-1 Stats

Rafael Nadal: “I have to play aggressive. I have to play my game. If I am playing at the level I played the first set [today], I really hope that I will have chances.” 

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: “He [Rafael Nadal] won eight times here. Anything I might achieve will be just a bonus for me. I have no longer any pain in my legs because I know I’m going to play a player that’s a lot better than I am on clay. But I do have some weapons. I have everything to win and nothing to lose.”

Source: ATP World Tour

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