Tennis: Tsonga reaches semifinals of Open 13

AP, Friday 24 Feb 2012

France's Tsonga reachs the semis of the Open 13 on Friday

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
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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