Tsonga Gives Hope to Locals at French Open

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has never won a Grand Slam, but he’s been very close on a number of occasions. He’s now in the semifinals at the French Open and is looking to capture his first in his home country. Tsonga entered the Paris tournament as a 50/1 long shot, but he’s been fantastic en route to the semifinals where he now sits at 10/1. He started with three consecutive straight-set victories before dispatching the No. 4 seed Tomas Berdych in the fourth round and the No. 5 seed Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinal. Only once has Tsonga been past the quarterfinals in his French Open history (2013), and he’s never made it past the semifinal round. Next up for the French hero is Stan Wawrinka, who has been incredible so far in the 2015 French Open. He’s dropped just one set all tournament and dismantled Roger Federer in the quarterfinals. Wawrinka is a -225 favorite against Tsonga (+185), but the crowd at Roland Garros will definitely be cheering on Tsonga.