Tsonga

  • Novak Djokovic eases past Tsonga to reach Wimbledon quarters July 1, 2014

    London: Top-seeded Novak Djokovic beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for the 11th straight time on Monday to advance to the Wimbledon quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory. Djokovic hit a cross-court backhand service return on the first match point and held out his arms in a look-at-me pose. The shot was called...
  • Roger Federer at his best in Wimbledon opener; Tsonga, Wawrinka progress as well June 24, 2014

    London: The man with the most major titles in tennis came up against the player with the second-worst record in Grand Slam history. So it was no surprise that Roger Federer strolled to a 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 victory on Tuesday over Paolo Lorenzi, a one-sided encounter that gave the Swiss star...
  • Wawrinka, Tsonga advance to second round at Wimbledon June 24, 2014

    London: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka advanced to the second round of Wimbledon with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal on Tuesday. Wawrinka, who served 18 aces, lost in the first round at the French Open in his first Grand Slam since winning his inaugural major at...
  • Djokovic defeats Tsonga to enter French Open quarter-finals June 1, 2014

    Paris: Novak Djokovic easily beat 13th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 in only 1½ hours Sunday at the French Open to reach the quarterfinals for the 20th major tournament in a row. The second-seeded Djokovic needs a title at Roland Garros to complete a career Grand Slam. He lost the 2012...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka into quarters of Monte Carlo Masters April 17, 2014

    Swiss third seed Stanislas Wawrinka reached the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters without hitting a ball on Thursday after his third-round opponent Nicolas Almagro withdrew for an unspecified reason. The Australian Open champion advances to meet eighth seed Milos Raonic after the Canadian beat 11th-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-4 6-3. Raonic's...
  • Back pain rules Gasquet out of Monte Carlo Masters April 12, 2014

    Monaco: Tenth-ranked Richard Gasquet has pulled out of the Monte Carlo Masters after failing to shake off a back injury. Gasquet, who also missed France's Davis Cup quarterfinal win against Germany last weekend, hoped to take part in the tournament after returning to training this week. "I only picked up the racket...
  • France beat Germany 3-2 in Davis Cup quarter-final April 7, 2014

    Nancy, France: France rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat Germany 3-2 in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Sunday. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga cruised past Tobias Kamke 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to help France even the tie before Gael Monfils secured the winning point by defeating Peter Gojowczyk 6-1, 7-6 (0),...
  • Germany take 2-0 lead as Gojowczyk stuns Tsonga in Davis Cup April 5, 2014

    Peter Gojowczyk marked his Davis Cup debut with a big upset, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a five-set marathon on Friday to give injury-hit Germany a surprising 2-0 lead over France in their Davis Cup quarter-final. Gojowczyk won 5-7, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-6 (8), 8-6 after Tobias Kamke had defeated Julien Benneteau...
  • Djokovic, Murray set for quarter-final showdown in Miami March 26, 2014

    Defending champion Andy Murray swept past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Sony Open on Tuesday to set up a tantalising quarter-final showdown with three-time Miami winner Novak Djokovic. Murray, playing his first event since splitting with coach Ivan Lendl last week, has looked increasingly comfortable and confident on his own, disposing of...
  • Gasquet, Tsonga to lead France against Germany in Davis Cup March 26, 2014

    Paris: Ninth-ranked Richard Gasquet and 11th-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will lead France in the Davis Cup home quarterfinal against depleted Germany next week. France's two top players head the four-man lineup announced by the French Tennis Federation on Tuesday for the April 4-6 tie on indoor hard-court in Nancy. Captain Arnaud Clement...
  • Gulbis upsets Tsonga to win Open 13 title February 23, 2014

    Marseille: Third-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia beat defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 7-6 (5), 6-4 to win his fifth career title and maintain his perfect record in finals. Playing in his 19th career final, the second-seeded Tsonga was favorite to win the Open 13 for the third time and to...
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to face Ernests Gulbis in Open 13 final February 22, 2014

    Marseille: Defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came through a stern test against 117th-ranked Jan-Lennard Struff to win 7-6 (4), 7-5 Saturday, setting up an Open 13 final against third-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia after he upset top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France 6-3, 6-2. Tsonga was pressured by the German player in both...
  • Tsonga beats Davydenko to reach Open 13 quarters February 19, 2014

    MARSEILLE: Defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France beat Nikolay Davydenko 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8) on Wednesday to reach the Open 13 quarter-finals. The second-seeded Tsonga, who had 19 aces, improved to 4-2 in career head-to-heads against the Russian who reached a career-high ranking of third. Davydenko saved one match point with...
  • France advance to Davis Cup quarter-finals February 2, 2014

    LA ROCHE SUR YON: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet beat Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-2, 7-5 Saturday to give France an unassailable 3-0 lead over Australia and a place in the Davis Cup quarter-finals. The Australian pair rallied from a 3-0 deficit and won the opening set...
  • Roger Federer crosses Tsonga hurdle to reach Australian Open quarters January 20, 2014

    Melbourne: Sixth-seeded Roger Federer has equaled Jimmy Connors record by reaching his 41st Grand Slam quarter-final with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Monday. It was also the 11th straight year the Swiss star has reached the quarters at Melbourne...
  • Tsonga brings end to gutsy Simon's remarkable run January 18, 2014

    Melbourne: France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga raced into the last 16 of the Australian Open with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-2 victory over Gilles Simon on Saturday, bringing an end to his compatriot's remarkable run at Melbourne Park. While a string of players dropped out early in the first week with niggling injuries...
  • Tsonga breezes into third round at Australian Open January 16, 2014

    Melbourne: 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 on Thursday on a chaotic day of searing temperatures at the Australian Open. The tournament's Extreme Heat Policy was put into effect during the...
  • Federer rallies with Laver in rare Australian Open warmup January 8, 2014

    Melbourne: Roger Federer traded shots with his hero Rod Laver on Wednesday in the stadium that bears the Australian great's name before promising that his hunger for grand slam titles remains as strong as ever. The 17-times grand slam champion beamed with pride after enjoying a few rallies with the 75-year-old,...
  • Ferrer, Djokovic to meet in Abu Dhabi final December 28, 2013

    Dubai: David Ferrer won the semi-final against his fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal clear in two sets, while Serbia's Novak Djokovic was victorious over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday, the second day of the Mubadala World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Ferrer beat Nadal 6-4, 6-4 in late afternoon. Ferrer...
  • Murray sees positives in defeat on return from injury December 27, 2013

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was happy with his movement if not the result after making a losing return from 15 weeks on the sidelines at an Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament this week. The 26-year-old world number four called an early end to his 2013 season after playing a Davis Cup...
  • Fit-again Andy Murray ready to make Abu Dhabi comeback December 17, 2013

    London: Andy Murray will play his first competitive tennis match since September against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi next week. Mubadala World Tennis Championship organizers say the Wimbledon champion, who has been sidelined since surgery for a back problem, would play at the hard-court event also featuring...
  • Gasquet stays on course for London as Tsonga crashes out October 30, 2013

    Paris: Richard Gasquet kept his ATP World Tour finals hopes alive when he overcame Fernando Verdasco 7-5 6-7(6) 6-3 to reach the Paris Masters third round as fellow Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashed out of the race on Tuesday. Ninth seed Gasquet, enjoying his best season since he reached the last four...
  • Federer reflects on mistakes of playing injured October 20, 2013

    Basel: Roger Federer thinks he made mistakes this year by playing when injured, but insists he is ready for a strong finish to his most difficult season. Ahead of his hometown Swiss Indoors tournament, Federer said he regretted playing matches with back problems at Indian Wells in March, and Hamburg and...
  • Tsonga defeats Thiem to enter Vienna semi-finals October 19, 2013

    Vienna: Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga outlasted the 149th-ranked Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Erste Bank Open. Tsonga will take on Robin Haase of the Netherlands for a place in Sunday's final, while second-seeded Tommy Haas of Germany faces Lukas Rosol of...
  • Top-seeded Tsonga joins Haas, Fognini in Erste Bank Open quarters October 17, 2013

    Vienna: Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga overcame an erroneous second set to beat Daniel Brands of Germany 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 and reach the quarter-finals of the Erste Bank Open on Thursday. No. 2 Tommy Haas and No. 3 Fabio Fognini also advanced from the second round, but No. 4 Philipp Kohlschreiber was upset...
  • Djokovic beats Tsonga to reach Shanghai final October 12, 2013

    Shanghai: Defending champion Novak Djokovic advanced to the final of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday with a 6-2, 7-5 win over France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The top-seeded Serb extended his winning streak in China to 19 straight matches dating back to last year when he won the China Open in Beijing and...
  • Del Potro, Tsonga reach semi-finals in Shanghai October 11, 2013

    Shanghai: Juan Martin del Potro and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga closed in on qualifying for the ATP Finals with quarter-final wins at the Shanghai Masters on Friday. Del Potro had 27 winners and only eight unforced errors in a 6-3, 6-3 win over Spain's Nicolas Almagro. Tsonga dispatched Germany's Florian Mayer 6-2, 6-3. Del...
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats Gael Monfils to advance at Japan Open September 30, 2013

    Tokyo: Second-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga needed four match points to beat Gael Monfils 6-3, 7-6 (8) on Monday to advance to the second round of the Japan Open. Tsonga served 11 aces and didn't drop service to improve his record to four wins in five tour-level matches against his French compatriot. After...
  • Simon beats Tsonga in all-French Moselle final September 22, 2013

    Metz, France: Second-seeded Gilles Simon beat two-time defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-3 Sunday to win the Open de Moselle final for his first title of the year. Simon had not faced a single break point in the previous two matches but lost his serve once in the first set to...
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to meet Gilles Simon in Moselle Open final September 22, 2013

    France: Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will go for his third straight Open de Moselle title when he plays Gilles Simon in an all-French final on Sunday with both players chasing their 11th career title. Tsonga rallied to beat eighth-seeded Florian Mayer of Germany 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the semi-finals Saturday after the...