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Australian Open: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats Michael Llodra in 1st round

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Jan 15, 2013 at 01:31pm IST

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Melbourne: Former finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga cruised to a 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 win over fellow Frenchman Michael Llodra in a first-round match on Tuesday at the Australian Open.

Serving for the match, Tsonga hit a backhand drop half-volley at the net, then powered a forehand to the open court on match point to advance to the second round at Melbourne Park.

Tsonga, seeded seventh, had his best result in a Grand Slam when he made the final of the 2008 Australian Open, losing to Novak Djokovic in the title match.

Tsonga beats Llodra in 1st round at Melbourne

Tsonga cruised to a 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 win over fellow Frenchman Michael Llodra in a first-round match.

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