• Tsonga storms into Roland Garros quarterfinals

    6/2/13 8:25 PM | Ricky Dimon
    Tsonga storms into Roland Garros quarterfinals Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rolls over Viktor Troicki in straight sets on Sunday at the French Open. Tsonga is through to a quarterfinal showdown against either Roger Federer or Gilles Simon.

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga continued his impressive trek through the French Open draw on Sunday afternoon, hammering Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 during fourth-round action. Tsonga served at 77 percent and held all 14 of his service games as he cruised into the quarterfinals after one hour and 45 minutes.

    The eighth-ranked Frenchman needed just one break in the first set because he dropped a mere a three points on his own serve. Although Tsonga had to saved two break points in set two, he became even more dominant in the return game. His third break of the day came at 5-3 to wrap up the second in style.

    It was all but over for Troicki when he was broken again at 2-3 in the third. The unseeded Serb squandered one more break point but had no chance of getting back on level terms when his opponent served for the match at 5-3. Tsonga held convincingly and sealed the deal on match point with a forehand half-volley winner.

    "I'm playing well and all the lights are green," said the No. 6 seed, who has not yet dropped a set this fortnight. "Everythng is positive and I have nothing to lose. This is a tournament where I'm often less pre-occupied when I arrive on court, because it's on clay, because it's a long match in the offing. It's almost another sport altogether."

    In last year's quarterfinals, Tsonga held multiple match points against Novak Djokovic before losing in five sets. He will look to get over the hump on Tuesday against either Roger Federer or Gilles Simon.

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So, Simon took Fed to 5, what are you made of JW?

rafaisthebest , 6/3/13 10:46 AM

I just saw the end of this match but Tsonga was hitting some outreageous shots. Troikci just complained about the wind cause he barely caught a wiff of the balls passing him all over the place.
When know how Tsonga can be but if he plays like this he's going to be very difficult to beat by anyone ... next FR RG champion?

Shireling , 6/3/13 12:35 PM

Tsonga makes a very interesting comment: clay it's almost 'anohter sport altogether'...

Shireling , 6/3/13 12:36 PM

Like Yannick said, Tsonga won't win. When hes outstanding he can stick it to the top 4. However, winning 2, let alone 3 big matches in a row simply won't happen. If it did happen, Tsonga would be in the top 4.

DeadManWalking , 6/3/13 12:56 PM

yeah... I'd like to know what Tsonga thinks of Yannick's words though :)

Shireling , 6/3/13 1:17 PM

Only if JW is in one of his extremely rare God-mode matches. If he does, he will win and there is nothing Fed can do.


Conspirator , 6/3/13 2:34 PM

Fed will beat Tsonga with his he did Simon!!!

Monalysa , 6/3/13 3:43 PM

2 players in the bottom half have been in 25 finals. 2 players have never been to a GS final. not entirely unrelated, those 2 clowns who have never been to a GS final are spaniards who have won 6 sets in 24 matches against the Lord of Tennis, HRH Roger Federer.

Needless to say, winner of ali/fed gets a free ticket to the final. I hope Murray wasn't injured so that semi-finals were not so pointless. Get well Andy and save tennis from these mediocre and one-dimensional spanish players.

Fedkovic23 , 6/3/13 7:22 PM

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