London: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France overcame a sluggish start to beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in four sets and advance to the third round of Wimbledon.
The fifth-seeded Tsonga, who defeated Roger Federer on his way to the semifinals at the All England Club last year, hit 40 winners in a 6-7 (3) 6-4 6-1 6-3 victory on Court 3.
The hard-hitting Tsonga never lost his serve and converted five of 10 break points against his Spanish opponent, who is ranked No. 92.
Tsonga and Fish continued their victory march in Wimbledon 2012 and successful made their way into the third round.
Tsonga will play Lukas Lacko of Slovakia in the next round.
In an another match, Mardy Fish hung on to beat 173rd-ranked British wild card James Ward 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3 over more than 4 hours to reach the third round. The American's first tournament since a medical procedure on his heart.
The 10th-seeded Fish could have ended things much earlier, holding a match point at 5-3 in the fourth set. But Ward saved that with a cross-court forehand passing winner. Fish then served for the match, but made a series of errors, including pushing a backhand wide to get broken.
More mistakes from Fish followed in the tiebreaker, including a double-fault to drop that set.
In the fifth, though, Fish broke to 5-3 after several unforced errors by Ward, then capped the match with a 131-mph service winner.