(8) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
- DOB: 17/04/1985
- Nationality: FRA
- Became Pro: 2004
- Height: 1.88
Tsonga is one of the most popular players on the tour after he announced his charismatic all-attack style to the Melbourne crowd in 2008, when he was the runner-up at the Australian Open
The 25-year-old Frenchman reached the fourth round in Paris last year but has yet to win over his critics on the clay, having failed to win a tournament on the red soil.
The world number 10 has been hampered by injury throughout his career and this year's tournament will only be his third appearance in front of his fellow countrymen.
Tenacious Tsonga's recent results have done little to support hopes that the Swiss-based right-hander will end France's 27-year-wait for a home champion, but the former US Open junior winner has the ability to blast his way into the record books.
Ten-year Grand Slam History