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Whoa! Stop The Press: Tsonga Sends Home Gasquet

Friday, October 26, 2007

Not that I didn't think that Tsonga didn't have the capability to dust up Gasquet, he just had not displayed that level of consistency yet. So it caught me off guard.

Richard Gasquet's title defence at the $965,000 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon is over.

The fourth-seeded Frenchman was upset, 6-4 6-4, by compatriot Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday at the indoor carpet event.

Playing in front of the home crowd, Gasquet steamrolled through the draw here last year, dropping just two sets en route to the fourth of his five career titles. However, his six match winning streak here was ended by an unlikely adversary.

Ranked 65th in the world, this was Tsonga's first career win against a top 15 player as Gasquet currently ranks 11th in the world. The 22-year-old never faced a break point and was strong with his first serve, winning 32 of 40 points, including 10 aces.

Tsonga also reached the quarter-finals in Metz earlier this month before falling to world number 16 Andy Murray. He can reach his first ATP semi-final with a win against Oliver Rochus on Friday.

Rock wit' it Tsonga!!

Source - The Press Association


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