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Tennis: Tsonga stops Nadal to reach Shanghai Masters final

The top-seeded Djokovic plays Andy Murray later Saturday in the other semifinal

AP , Saturday 17 Oct 2015
Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in their men's singles semi-final match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai, China, October 17, 2015 (Reuters)
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reached only his second final of the year after upsetting Rafael Nadal 6-4, 0-6, 7-5 at the Shanghai Masters on Saturday.

After breaking Nadal to go up 6-5 in the third, Tsonga got to match point with a diving volley that clipped the baseline and then won when Nadal dumped a backhand into the net.

Nadal had been attempting to reach back-to-back finals following his run last week at the China Open in Beijing, where he lost to Novak Djokovic.

Tsonga, seeded 16th, had not reached a final this season until capturing the Open de Moselle title last month in his native France.

The top-seeded Djokovic plays Andy Murray later Saturday in the other semifinal.

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