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Wawrinka holds off Tsonga, advances to first French Open final

PARIS -- One year after his first-round loss in Paris, Stan Wawrinka will be playing in the final of the French Open. The eighth-seeded Swiss player advanced to his first final at Roland Garros with a 6-3, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-4 win over local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday. In sizzling temperatures, Wawrinka overcame strong resistance from the 14th-seeded Tsonga in a gripping...
Via AP on Fox
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Kei Nishikori ousted in five sets by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at French Open

  Kei Nishikori rallied from two sets down against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but his bid to become the first Japanese man to reach the semifinals of the French Open in 82 years fell just short of the mark. Tsonga eventually came through to win the quarterfinal 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 on Roland Garros' center court on Tuesday. The fifth-seeded Nishikori, who had won his four previous matches...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Frenchmen Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Thrive At Roland Garros

PARIS — Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators. An entertainer at heart, Monfils pounded his chest with his right fist repeatedly and, after hugging opponent Diego Schwartzman at the net, used his right shoe to etch a...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tsonga criticizes French crowd for lack of Davis Cup support

LILLE, France -- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rued the lack of support of his home crowd Friday after losing to Stan Wawrinka in the opening singles match of the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland. Despite the presence of a record crowd of 27,432 spectators in the stands of the Pierre Mauroy stadium, Tsonga said after his 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 loss to the fourth-ranked Swiss that...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

It was so hot at the Australian Open on Thursday you could fry an egg … literally (photo)

Hisenae arena @australianopen. Mate, could I please order a t-bone pic.twitter.com/PupUC4OjP0 — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (@tsonga7) January 16, 2014 The entire continent Australia is apparently under a massive heat wave — the hottest that’s it has been on 100 years, according to Australian authorities. Temperatures reportedly reached a severe 110 degrees on Thursday, which created...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tsonga into third round at Australian Open

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga started his match under the blazing sun and finished it with a roof over the court in beating Thomaz Bellucci 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-4 Thursday on a chaotic day of searing temperatures at the Australian Open. The tournament's Extreme Heat Policy was put into effect during the match when the temperature exceeded 42 Celsius (108F), meaning a brief delay while the roof...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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