By Andy May
Tsonga has been speaking exclusively to Fox Sports Asia, two weeks after a crushing straight sets victory over Federer in the quarter-finals of the French Open.
"For sure, Roger is the favourite at the moment as he has won [at Wimbledon] many times in the past.
"He played good tennis last week [winning the Halle Open in Switzerland] which shows that he is in great shape."
Tsonga lost in the semis at Roland Garros to Spaniard David Ferrer and he has reached the last four of Wimbledon for the last two years. The current world number seven lost to Andy Murray in 2012 and Novak Djokovic in 2011.
"I feel good and I am in good shape right now. I played well in Paris this month and at Queen's Club.
"Beating anyone is a special feeling but doing it against Roger [Federer] is something special - it means that you are a good player because you have to be special to defeat him."
Time could be running out for Tsonga to win that elusive and coveted first grand slam title. He has recently turned 28 and his last - and only - final appearance was back in 2008, when he was beaten by Djokovic at the Australian Open. Tsonga admits grass is not his best surface.
"Going from clay [his preferred surface] to grass means adjusting many things - foot work is one and the need to play a more agressive game. You have to change almost everything in a few weeks."
Wimbledon starts on Monday and you can watch The Championships live on Fox Sports Asia - check television listings for timings in your country.