Tsonga beats Djokovic to reach semi-finals
Wednesday 27 January 2010
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fought back from two sets to one down to reach his first grand slam semi-final in two years by beating third seed Novak Djokovic 7-6 6-7 1-6 6-3 6-1 at the Australian Open today.
Tsonga, who was defeated by Djokovic in the final here in 2008 and had not advanced past the quarter-finals of a grand slam since, looked down and out after the third set but rallied to beat the Serb after three hours 52 minutes.
It was the second successive five-set victory for the 10th-seeded Frenchman, who until his fourth-round win over Nicolas Almagro on Monday had never played a five-set match before.
Tsonga now meets world number one Roger Federer in the semi-finals on Friday.
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