Tsonga knocks out Federer


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:44

The Frenchman beat the world number one 7-6 (7/5) 1-6 7-6 (7/3) in two hours and 19 minutes.

He will play Andy Murray in the last four after the Scot made short work of Nikolay Davydenko, beating the Russian 6-2 6-4 earlier.

Tsonga took the first set on a tie break after saving two break points, but Federer looked on course for victory when he raced through the second for the loss of just one game and moved 5-1 ahead in the third.

The seventh seed dug deep to reel off five straight games though, and had three match points at 6-5 and 40-0 against the Federer serve, only for the Swiss to save them all.

Tsonga was not to be denied in the tie-break, as Federer handed him victory with an uncharacteristic double fault.


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