Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Karlovic Edges Khachanov to Reach Erste Bank Open Semis in Vienna

October 28, 2016

  Towering Croat Ivo Karlovic wore down rising #NextGen star Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-3 in a quarterfinal battle of big men with big serves at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna Friday afternoon. The 6-foot-11 Karlovic served 29 aces — none more important than one that saved a match point […]

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Pouille Shocks Nadal in Fourth Round Upset at U.S. Open

September 5, 2016

It was a match neither player deserved to lose. Frenchman Lucas Pouille stunned No. 4 seed Rafael Nadal 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) in a fourth-round thriller at the U.S. Open late yesterday afternoon. The final blow of the contest came when Pouille crushed his 59th winner of the day, an unplayable forehand down […]

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Tsonga Defeats Simon for Third Metz Title

September 27, 2015

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won his third Moselle Open Sunday afternoon, defeating fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-2 in a rematch of the 2013 final, which Simon won in straight sets. Tsonga won back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012 in Metz. Tsonga improved to 7-3 against Simon, while winning his 12th career title. “I’m really […]

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First Round Upset Picks at Wimbledon 2015

June 28, 2015

Back by popular demand are my top five first round men’s upset picks at Wimbledon, which starts tomorrow. Despite the fact that I was only one out of five on my predictions last year (actually that’s pretty good), I figured I’d do it again. After perusing the draw on Friday, eight matches jumped out at […]

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Federer Whips Gasquet to Clinch Davis Cup for Switzerland

November 23, 2014

Roger Federer added another jewel to his treasure trove of accomplishments today, helping Switzerland secure its first Davis Cup trophy by defeating France’s Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the fourth rubber, giving the Swiss an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five tie. “This one is for the boys,” said Federer, who was in tears […]

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Goffin Shuts Down Sousa to Win Moselle Open

September 21, 2014

Eighth-seeded David Goffin continued his hot streak defeating Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the Moselle Open in Metz, France, Sunday afternoon. The 23-year-old Belgian captured his second career title and has now won 34 of his last 36 matches overall since losing to Andy Murray in the opening round at […]

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Tsonga Defeats Federer to Capture Rogers Cup

August 10, 2014

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga captured his fourth win in a row over a Top 10 opponent, defeating Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto Sunday afternoon. Wins over No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 9 Andy Murray, No. 8 Grigor Dimitrov and No. 3 Federer propelled Tsonga to his 11th career […]

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First Round Upset Picks at Wimbledon

June 22, 2014

Early round upsets aren’t all that unusual at Wimbledon, which opens its two-week run tomorrow. Last year, Rafael Nadal, fresh off his eighth French Open title, was bounced in the opening round by unheralded Steve Darcis of Belgium. Roger Federer fell several days later in a second-round upset at the hands of Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky. […]

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Gulbis Tops Delbonis to Win Open de Nice Cote d’ Azur Title

May 24, 2014

Nineteenth-ranked Ernests Gulbis, playing with his usual panache, completed preparation for the French Open with a confidence-boosting 6-1, 7-6 (5) victory over Federico Delbonis in the final of the Open de Nice Cote d’ Azur this afternoon. The title was the second-seeded Latvian’s second of the year and sixth of his career. He improved to […]

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Gulbis Upsets Tsonga to Win Open 13 at Marseille

February 23, 2014

Latvian Ernests Gulbis powered his way past defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (5), 6-4 to win the Open 13 at Marseille Sunday afternoon. It was a final that wasn’t as close as the score would indicate. With his fifth career title, the third-seeded Gulbis improved to 5-0 in ATP Tour championship matches and 2-3 against […]

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