World No. 14 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won two tiebreaks against World No. 7 and tournament top seed Marin Cilic on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Rotterdam Open, where he’ll face a familiar foe: Tomas Berdych.
The notion of athletes “wanting it more” than one another must be one of the most insufferably inane tropes of sports analysis, but halfway through an Australian Open match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Stan Wawrinka the commentators began flinging it, and at some point it actually began to stick. Tsonga looked…
John Isner, whose 2010 match against Nicolas Mahut was the longest in history, faced another marathon today at Wimbledon against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga—and came out on the losing end, this time, 6-7, 3-6, 7-6, 6-2, 19-17 as the Frenchman overcame a double fault in the decisive game to beat the American.
A lovely little moment at the Australian Open today—lovely for everyone except the ball girl who got whacked in the face with a ball and had to be helped off the court.
Well, tomorrow is the big day! Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal. The semifinal that's effectively the French Final. The 7-time French champion versus the guy who has won every Grand Slam except this one. Tennis's most exciting rivalry. It has everything, except now you will miss most or all of it.
And there goes Roger Federer in straight sets. His loss to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals was 7-5, 6-3, 6-3, and it took less than two hours to complete. It was a blowout, just like Federer's straight set loss to Novak Djokovic in the semis last year.
The third set today between France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Canada's Milos Raonic featured 257 points, 91 winners, and 45 unforced errors. Tsonga won the third set, 25-23 — the longest in Olympic history. The National Post's Bruce Arthur was there, watching the entire match and becoming more incredulous by the point.…
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Canadian Milos Raonic obliterated the Olympic record for longest set played with a 48-game marathon third set finally won by Tsonga on the point you can view above.
Well, the second semifinal today between Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga may have been a battle between basket case and head case, but we have a winner: Andy Murray, trying to become the first Brit to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry 76 years ago, is going to the men's final.
Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bounced back from a two-set disadvantage to take the third in today's Wimbledon semifinal against Andy Murray, though the set win came at a cost. Tsonga took a shot from Murray right to the crotch, a blast that left him crumpled on the grass and writhing in pain. We're not sure it's as…
Fish doesn't speak French, you see. Though it was Tsonga who eventually ousted Fish, the highest-seeded American, in five sets yesterday.