Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won his ticket for the Masters 1000’s quarter finals of Paris Bercy. Tsonga beat in three sets (0-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3)) the Japanese Kei Nishikori, on Thursday. His next opponent will be the Canadian Milos Raonic. This game will determine which one will go to the semi-finals.
Jo showed a really good performance in this game by saving two match points when the score was at 3-5 and the other one at 40-15. If Tsonga continues to rise in price, he could join Andy Murray in the semi-finals in Paris. In his next game Tsonga won’t be the favourite so he must stay focused on beating Milos Raonic. Tsonga would like to finish the Masters of Bercy with honours.
Giles Simon had a minor pain in his knee, and was eliminated by Tomas Berdych in two sets 6-4, 6-3. With the loss of Giles Simon, Tsonga is the last French player to be racing for the Masters 1000.
Liane MEIRA COUTO, IEJ 3E