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  • Davis Cup: Tsonga criticises French crowd for lack of support November 22, 2014

    Lille: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rued the lack of support of his home crowd on 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,...
  • Stan Wawrinka gives Switzerland lead vs France in final November 21, 2014

    France: Stan Wawrinka gave Switzerland a 1-0 lead against France in the Davis Cup final by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday. The Australian Open champion started strong, and overcame a second-set lapse by regaining control of the opening singles match with an aggressive display that paid off with a 6-1, 3-6,...
  • Roger Federer to face Monfils in Davis Cup final November 20, 2014

    Despite his bad back, Roger Federer will face Gael Monfils on Friday in the second singles match when Switzerland faces France in the Davis Cup final. Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka will open the best-of-five series on clay against Jo-Wilfired Tsonga. Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, was doubtful for the final...
  • Roger Federer skips Davis Cup training with back problems November 18, 2014

    France: Swiss Roger Federer's participation in the Davis Cup final against France was still hanging in the balance on Tuesday as the 17-times grand slam champion said he could not train because of back problems. Federer, however, was hopeful, although not exactly optimistic, he could be ready for Friday's first singles. "It's...
  • France, Switzerland unchanged for Davis Cup final November 11, 2014

    France and Switzerland have announced unchanged teams for the Davis Cup final next week at Lille. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Julien Benneteau, and Richard Gasquet were re-selected by France, while Gilles Simon, France's third highest-ranked player, was put on standby as a replacement. Switzerland captain Severin Luthi picked the same side for...
  • David Goffin beats JoWilfried Tsonga in Moselle quarters September 20, 2014

    Eighthseeded David Goffin of Belgium rallied to beat topseeded JoWilfried Tsonga 16, 76 (5), 75 on Friday to reach the Moselle Open semifinals. Goffin next plays Germany's JanLennard Struff for the first time. Struff advanced after thirdseeded Philipp Kohlschreiber retired when trailing 50 after just 20 minutes. Secondseeded Gael Monfils of France...
  • JoWilfried Tsonga makes confident start in Metz September 18, 2014

    Topseeded JoWilfried Tsonga served 10 aces and saved all five break points to defeat Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 76 (7), 64 at the Moselle Open on Wednesday. Tsonga, who won the title in Metz in 2011 and 2012, was runnerup to fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon last year. He will face eighthseeded...
  • France beat Czech Republic to qualify for Davis Cup final September 14, 2014

    JoWilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet put France back in the Davis Cup final by winning the doubles and ending the twoyear reign of the Czech Republic on Saturday. Tsonga and Gasquet, who won their singles on Friday, gave Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek a rare doubles defeat in Davis Cup, 67...
  • France lead Czech Republic 20 in Davis Cup September 12, 2014

    Paris: France closed in on their first Davis Cup final since 2010 after Richard Gasquet and JoWilfried Tsonga gave the hosts a 20 lead over twotime defending champion Czech Republic in the semifinals on Friday. Opening on Roland Garros center court, Gasquet stormed to a 63, 62, 63 win over Tomas...
  • Roger Federer leads Switzerland's Davis Cup challenge September 11, 2014

    Having coming up short in his bid for an 18th Grand Slam title, Roger Federer is quickly turning his focus to the Davis Cup a trophy still missing from his collection. The former topranked player leads Switzerland against Italy in Geneva this weekend as his country bids to reach the...
  • Novak Djokovic pulls through in Cincinnati, Tsonga out August 13, 2014

    World number one Novak Djokovic needed three sets to get past Gilles Simon in the Western and Southern Open second round on Tuesday, but JoWilfried Tsonga lost to Mikhail Youzhny in his opener two days after winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Djokovic grabbed the crucial third set break in the...
  • Tsonga beats Federer to lift Rogers Cup August 11, 2014

    Toronto: JoWilfried Tsonga won the Rogers Cup on Sunday, beating secondseeded Roger Federer 75, 76 (3) for his fourth straight victory over a higherseeded opponent. The 13thseeded Frenchman won his first ATP Tour title of the season and 11th overall. He beat topranked Novak Djokovic on Thursday, eighthseeded Andy Murray on...
  • Federer cruises into Rogers final, to meet Tsonga August 10, 2014

    Toronto: Roger Federer eased into the final of the Rogers Cup with a 63, 64 win over Spain's Feliciano Lopez on Saturday, putting the Swiss maestro on the brink of a landmark 80th career title. Standing between Federer and another trophy is Frenchman JoWilfried Tsonga, who claimed his third straight upset...
  • Tsonga upsets Andy Murray to reach Toronto semifinal August 9, 2014

    Toronto: JoWilfried Tsonga reached the Rogers Cup semifinals with a second straight upset victory. The 13thseeded Frenchman beat eighthseeded Andy Murray 76 (5), 46, 64 on Friday. On Thursday, Tsonga upset topseeded Novak Djokovic 62, 62. "I don't have a lot of confidence behind me," Tsonga said. "I try to be consistent in...
  • Novak Djokovic upset by Tsonga in Rogers Cup August 8, 2014

    Toronto: Topranked Novak Djokovic was upset by 13thseeded JoWilfried Tsonga on Thursday in the Rogers Cup, falling 62, 62 in only 63 minutes in the third round. Djokovic came in with 11 straight wins over Tsonga but was nowhere near adding a 12th. "Just nothing was going," Djokovic said. "No baseline, no...
  • Novak Djokovic eases past Tsonga to reach Wimbledon quarters July 1, 2014

    London: Topseeded Novak Djokovic beat JoWilfried Tsonga for the 11th straight time on Monday to advance to the Wimbledon quarterfinals with a 63, 64, 76 (5) victory. Djokovic hit a crosscourt backhand service return on the first match point and held out his arms in a lookatme 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 secondworst record in Grand Slam history. So it was no surprise that Roger Federer strolled to a 61, 61, 63 victory on Tuesday over Paolo Lorenzi, a onesided 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 63, 64, 63 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 quarterfinals June 1, 2014

    Paris: Novak Djokovic easily beat 13thseeded JoWilfried Tsonga 61, 64, 61 in only 1 hours Sunday at the French Open to reach the quarterfinals for the 20th major tournament in a row. The secondseeded 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 JoWilfried Tsonga of France beat Nikolay Davydenko 76 (4), 76 (8) on Wednesday to reach the Open 13 quarterfinals. The secondseeded Tsonga, who had 19 aces, improved to 42 in career headtoheads against the Russian who reached a careerhigh ranking of third. Davydenko saved one match point with...
  • France advance to Davis Cup quarterfinals February 1, 2014

    LA ROCHE SUR YON: JoWilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet beat Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione 57, 76 (4), 62, 75 Saturday to give France an unassailable 30 lead over Australia and a place in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. The Australian pair rallied from a 30 deficit and won the opening set...
  • Roger Federer crosses Tsonga hurdle to reach Australian Open quarters January 20, 2014

    Melbourne: Sixthseeded Roger Federer has equaled Jimmy Connors record by reaching his 41st Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 63, 75, 64 win over JoWilfried 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...