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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...
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June 05, 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...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Tsonga ousted by Goffin in Moselle Open quarterfinals

  Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium rallied to beat top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 Friday to reach the Moselle Open semifinals. Goffin next plays Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff, who advanced after third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber retired when trailing 5-0 after just 20 minutes. Looking to win the Moselle title for the third time, Tsonga dominated the first set...
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September 19, 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

Australian Open’s extreme heat allows eggs to cook in sun courtside

When players’ complaints about the heat fail to sway umpires, sometimes the next best move is to egg ’em. The world’s best tennis players are moaning about the conditions as the Australian Open kicks off, but it’s not the usual rain delays or court care that has them worried. Temperatures have risen as high as 109 degrees at Melbourne Park, and officials have been slow to...
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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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