Does Federer have anything to fear from Tsonga tonight?
Welcome to this live blog of the Australian Open quarterfinal between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Roger Federer. We will update about once for every two or three games as the match unfolds, possibly more often at tense moments. Keep refreshing the page and scrolling down to see updates.
Federer 1*-0: A double fault contributes to a weak start for Tsonga, who finds himself down double break point directly after a Federer smash. Although he saves the first, a lazy volley surrenders the second to give the Swiss an early lead.
Federer 2*-1: Always an excellent front-runner, Federer keeps his momentum racing ahead with a love hold. A staggering Tsonga nearly lets a 40-0 lead on serve get away amid some loose backhands from both men, but a service winner at 40-30 keeps him somewhat in the set.
Federer 3*-2: Two break points go begging for Tsonga, one on a Federer forehand winner and one on a forehand error of his own. Despite the ...