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November 24, 2011 | Wire reports
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga qualified for the semifinals in the ATP World Tour Finals at the expense of Rafael Nadal , beating the second-ranked Spaniard, 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-3, on Thursday in a decisive round-robin match at London. Tsonga improved to 2-1 in group play and Nadal fell to 1-2, meaning the sixth-seeded Frenchman will join Roger Federer in the last four from Group B. It is the first time Tsonga has reached the semifinals at the season-ending tournament for the world's top eight players, and Nadal missed out for the second time in five appearances.
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March 9, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
The Swiss are represented in men's tennis at this year's BNP Paribas Open by Stanislas Wawrinka and that other guy. Wawrinka won the recent Australian Open and is now No. 3 in the world rankings. The other guy becomes Mr. Avis in Switzerland now, and as he tries harder, he holds on to No. 8 in the world. We jest, of course. Even Wawrinka knows it will take more than one Grand Slam title to displace Roger Federer as the king of Swiss celebrity. Maybe even as the king of tennis, period.
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June 29, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Reporting from Wimbledon, England — First it was a tap, a Jo-Wilfried Tsonga forehand deep in the corner early in the third set that caused Roger Federer to furrow his brow. It was as if a younger brother poked his finger in the chest of an older sibling and realized for the first time that he could knock him down, the 26-year-old Tsonga slowly gaining confidence against Federer on Wednesday at Wimbledon. That forehand preceded a 130-mph ace, which turned into a service break that became two and then three until Federer was left behind, pushed around and finally out of Wimbledon for the second consecutive year, an upset loser in a quarterfinal.
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June 9, 2013 | Henry Chu
Both are Spaniards in the upper echelons of the tennis world. Both are known for their indefatigable play, a willingness to chase down every shot while yanking opponents around the court. But one already owns a record seven French Open titles, whereas the other is in the first Grand Slam final of his career. As it was from the start, the smart money is on Rafael Nadal, the muscular Majorcan, to add to his remarkable resume Sunday by hoisting the silver trophy once more on the rust-red clay of Roland Garros.
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June 29, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
Featured matches Centre Court Beginning 5 a.m. PDT Roger Federer vs. Tomas Berdych; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. Andy Murray; Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs vs. Liezel Huber and Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Court 1 Beginning 5 a.m. PDT Novak Djokovic vs. Yen-Hsun Lu; Robin Soderling vs. Rafael Nadal. Court 2 Beginning 4 a.m. PDT Serena and Venus Williams vs. Elena Vesnina and Vera Zvonareva; Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman vs. Bob and Mike Bryan.
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July 1, 2011
Today's featured matches Seedings in parentheses CENTRE COURT Play begins 5 a.m. PDT: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (12) vs. Novak Djokovic (2); defending champion Rafael Nadal (1) vs. Andy Murray (4); Sabine Lisicki and Samantha Stosur vs. Marina Erakovic and Tamarine Tanasugarn. COURT 1 Play begins 5 a.m. PDT: Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (1) vs. Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic (6); Tracy Austin and Kathy Rinaldi vs. Lindsay Davenport and Martina Hingis in senior women's doubles; Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber (1)
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September 8, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Reporting from New York — Roger Federer won a stress-free men's quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open on Thursday night and then suggested, in the politest way, that the tournament needs to change its signature look. After his 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 win over 11th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga that assured Federer a semifinal matchup against top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the semifinals, Federer said the Open's traditional "Super Saturday" concept of two men's semifinals and the women's finals followed by a men's final on Sunday with no rest in between, is not working.
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July 1, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Reporting from Wimbledon, England — It was only one missed shot, a forehand that looked so easy as Andy Murray took aim at the ball, the fourth-seeded Scotsman poised to earn two break points against Wimbledon's defending champion, Rafael Nadal. Until he blasted the ball out of bounds. Nadal held serve in that game, the fourth of the second set. It was the first of seven straight games Nadal won on his way to winning three consecutive sets and his 20th straight match at Wimbledon — all of which he did while breaking Murray's spirit and heart.
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August 15, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulled out a stunning victory over Roger Federer , and Juan Martin Del Potro followed with a two-set win over Rafael Nadal on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal. The two stars were ousted after entering the tournament after time off. Nadal was coming back from 10 weeks off to treat tendinitis in both knees, and Federer was out while his wife gave birth to twins. Down 5-1 in the third set, Tsonga used two service breaks to take the lead and then beat Federer in the tiebreaker for a 7-6 (5)
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July 6, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
WIMBLEDON, England - This might be Roger Federer's last, best chance to win a 17th tennis major. It might be Andy Murray's first, best chance to win his first. Federer, seeded third and 33 days shy of his 31st birthday, upset the top-seeded, top-ranked defending champion, Novak Djokovic, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, to advance to a modern era-record eighth Wimbledon final. And then fourth-seeded Murray, the 25-year-old from Scotland, survived the tumultuous and tumbling tennis of fifth-seededJo-Wilfried Tsongawith a 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 win to become the first Briton to make it to the men's final since Henry "Bunny" Austin in 1938.
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November 6, 2012 | Staff and Wire Reports
Playing in his opening match in the ATP finals at London, Novak Djokovic dived right in. The top-ranked Serb twice landed hard on the court Monday at the O2 Arena, but it didn't stop him from beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 7-6 (4), 6-3, and setting up a Wednesday showdown with Group A rival Andy Murray. "All those balls were out of my reach, so I tried to dive," Djokovic said. "I don't usually dive that much. I don't usually spend that much [time at] the net as well. " Djokovic and Murray have played a few epic matches against each other this year, including a five-set Murray win in the U.S. Open final.
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August 30, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK -- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who a year ago reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals and charmed New York crowds with both his tantalizing and attacking tennis and his appreciative demeanor, was an upset loser Thursday in the second round. Tsonga fell to 23-year-old Martin Klizan of Slovakia, 6-4, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3. Tsonga, who recently won an Olympic doubles silver medal for France with Michael Llodra, had been the first Frenchman to reach at least the quarterfinals of all four major tournament events last spring when he made the French Open quarters, lacked power on his serve Thursday and never seem able to fully tap his all-court power.
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July 31, 2012 | By John Cherwa
LONDON — The biggest names weren't who made headlines at Wimbledon on Tuesday. The most interesting match was held on Court 1 between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France and Milos Raonic of Canada. Tied after two sets, they went to the third and played and played and played. It was 48 games before Tsonga broke serve and won the match. It was the longest set in Olympic history, checking in at three hours. The match lasted 3:57. Raonic, known for his big serve, committed 74 unforced errors to 60 for Tsonga.
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July 8, 2012 | Diane Pucin
A large part of the tennis world will be rooting for the grand champion, 30-year-old Roger Federer, to win one more title, to reclaim greatness even if it's just for a day. They'll back the player who is already considered the greatest ever -- if only because he has won more major singles titles, 16, than any man -- to have one more large and shining moment. And then there's Britain. In the country where Wimbledon is as major a sporting event as the Super Bowl in the United States, there has not been a men's homegrown champion since 1936 (Fred Perry)
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July 6, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
WIMBLEDON, England -- Andy Murray became the first British man to reach the Wimbledon men's final since 1938 on Friday, thrilling a nervously anticipatory crowd on Centre Court with his 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 win over fifth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The 25-year-old Murray, who is seeded fourth,  won the final point with a sizzling forehand service return that skidded off the line, just good enough it turned out. It had been called wide and video replay was needed to determine that, indeed, the shot was good.
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July 6, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
WIMBLEDON, England - This might be Roger Federer's last, best chance to win a 17th tennis major. It might be Andy Murray's first, best chance to win his first. Federer, seeded third and 33 days shy of his 31st birthday, upset the top-seeded, top-ranked defending champion, Novak Djokovic, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, to advance to a modern era-record eighth Wimbledon final. And then fourth-seeded Murray, the 25-year-old from Scotland, survived the tumultuous and tumbling tennis of fifth-seededJo-Wilfried Tsongawith a 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 win to become the first Briton to make it to the men's final since Henry "Bunny" Austin in 1938.
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September 7, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
U.S. Open featured matches Seedings in parentheses; all times PDT ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM Beginning at 8 a.m.: Gilles Muller vs. Rafael Nadal (2); Serena Williams (28) vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (17); Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Janko Tipsarevic (20) LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM Beginning at 8 a.m.: David Ferrer (5) vs. Andy Roddick (21); Caroline Wozniacki (1) vs. Andrea Petkovic (10). Beginning at 4 p.m.: Roger Federer (3) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (11)
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July 4, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
WIMBLEDON, England -- The tennis played by Andy Murray and David Ferrer was exquisitely quirky but also filled with the big-boy points in which the power generated by groundstrokes might have lighted up Centre Court if the Wimbledon powers ever felt as if night tennis was something to be admired. But although Murray, the dour Scotsman who groans and grunts and howls and gives the crowd a deeply personal look into his every mood, which changes on about every point, won the best-played match of the day over seventh-seeded Spaniard Ferrer, 6-7 (5)
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March 14, 2012 | By Bill Dwyre
The tennis triumvirate that has made the men's game flourish for some time continued doing the same Wednesday at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. Not often do Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively, play separate matches in the same session in tournaments. Seedings and built-in rest days take care of that. But they did so Wednesday, making a day-session ticket priceless. And the expected — these days almost presumed — took place.
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