Tsonga has an excellent record on grass and faces fellow Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.
Tennis bad-boy Nick Kyrgios is the third match of the day against American Donald Young while British number two Kyle Edmund is fourth on the Centre Court schedule against 18-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov.
2016 Queen’s champion Andy Murray starts his campaign against fellow Brit Aljaz Bedene on Tuesday.
Ahead of the grass court tournament, Murray hit back at tennis legend John McEnroe, who claimed the world number one was “still a distant fourth” behind Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
“For me, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks,” said Murray.
“I’m very proud of the Olympic medals, they mean a lot to me.
“Within tennis, a lot of people just go, ‘Oh, that guy was a better player because he won more slams than that one.’ If that’s the case, then what’s the point of us all being here? Why is everyone covering this event?
“There are other tournaments outside the slams. Everyone’s criteria for judging a player will be different. If it’s purely on slams, then my Olympic medals mean nothing to that person – but they mean a lot to me.”
Centre Court (12pm start)
Mannarino v Tsonga
Dimitrov v Harrison
Young v Kyrgios
Edmund v Shapovalov
Court 1 (12.30pm start)
Benneteau/Roger-Vasselin v Nestor/Raonic
Berdych v Darcis
Kontinen/Peers v Isner/Johnson
Source : EXPRESS