“Remember going to the bathroom and starting to urinate blood,” Tsonga recalls scary feelings after beating Federer in 2014 Toronto Final

After getting back to winning ways after almost 1.5 years, Tsonga recalls scary feelings after lifting the 2014 Toronto Masters trophy.

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has returned to the winner’s circle on the ATP tour this week, after enduring a string of physical setbacks over the past year. Like Roger Federer, he did not compete in 2020 after the Australian Open.

In the Open 13 tournament in Marseille, Tsonga won his first match since November 2019. The 35-year-old beat Feliciano Lopez in three sets 3-6,6-4,7-5 to advance to the second round.

Tsonga then lost to fourth seed countryman Ugo Humbert in the second round, but not before giving notice to the world that he still had it in him to compete at the top level.

Recently, Tsonga shared an incident related to Federer dating back to the 2014 Canada Open final.

Tsonga recalls scary feelings after the final of the 2014 Toronto Masters

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Roger Federer

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga holds a considerably good record against Federer. In the 18 times they have played, Tsonga has defeated Federer 6 times.

In the final of the 2014 Toronto Masters, Tsonga registered one of the most celebrated wins. He defeated Federer in the final in straight sets 7-5,7-6(3).

Tsonga shared a horrific incident of what happened to him post the match.

He recalled urinating blood after the match. When consulted, the doctor told him that is due to extreme fatigue and tension.

“I remember going to the bathroom and starting to urinate blood. The doctor told me that due to my extreme fatigue and tension I had broken muscle fibers and my body passed them out through urine.”, he said.

Overall, Tsonga has won 18 ATP titles throughout his career so far and has achieved a career-best ranking of world no.5 in 2012.

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