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Tsonga sets his sights on Grand Slam

Powerhouse French tennis player Jo Wilfried Tsonga is in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates to take part in the Mubadala World Tennis Championships and he is confident that he will be able to keep the rich vein of form going that saw him end the year with two back to finals in ATP events to his name. however, the world number six knows that it will not be easy as the playing field includes the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, world number one Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer as well but he is confident that he can pull off a few upsets and win the multi-million dollar exhibition event that will add to his confidence ahead of the first Grand Slam of the year in Australia.

Tsonga has been performing consistently over the last two or three years and it was in Australia that he reached his fist and only Grand Slam final where he lost to Novak Djokovic in straight sets in 2008. Jo Wilfried Tsonga is still confident that he will manage to get a few good results under his belt before the start of the 2012 season as he looks to continue the form that saw him finish the second half of 2011 strongly.

Although he is more comfortable on the grass and clay courts that on the hard courts, Tsonga still believes that at 26 years of age, he can adapt well to the conditions and according to him, which will be his biggest asset as he aims to win the first Grand Slam of his career.

Having ended the season on a career high ranking of 6th in the world, Jo Wilfried Tsonga can look forward to a good season ahead of him if he can manage to win the exhibition tournament in the UAE.

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