Tsonga Tops Wawrinka in 5 Sets

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Only once in his career has Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost when leading by two sets, and that was to Stanislas Wawrinka at Roland Garros in 2011. He came perilosuly close to repeating history yesterday and today, but ultimately overcame his demons and Wawrinka, 6-4, 7-6 (6), 3-6, 3-6, 6-4.

It looked initially like a straightforward match. Tsonga was more solid in the first set, with Wawrinka serving at an appalling 38 percent. After a rash of forehand errors gave up the break in the second,...

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