France's Tsonga hits a return in a match against compatriot Roger-Vasselin during their quarter final match at the Marseille Open ATP tennis tournament
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4, 7-5 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Open 13.
Tsonga fired 14 aces and saved 10 break points in an all-French match.
The top-seeded Tsonga dropped serve in the opening game but broke back in the sixth. He hit 18 winners to 11 for Roger-Vasselin to take the first set when his opponent netted a forehand volley.
Roger-Vasselin double-faulted at 6-5 in the next set to give Tsonga two match points. Tsonga converted the first on a forehand error from Roger-Vasselin.
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