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It's A French Connection Semifinal In Thailand

Friday, September 26, 2008

Black Tennis Pro's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfiels Thailand OpenFrenchmen Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils

I'm looking forward to this!!

Frenchmen Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils will go toe-to-toe in the semifinals of the Thailand Open in Bangkok. Tsonga and Monfils last met in France five years ago.

"I'm happy to be in the semifinals playing against my friend Gael," said Tsonga.

"I think it will be a good show! It's a very good feeling to be back. It was a lot of work to come back from injury."

World No. 20 Tsonga hit 13 aces and won 81 per cent of service points to beat No. 8 seed Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-3, 6-2 in just 61 minutes. The La Rippe, Switzerland resident, who improved to 21-9 on the season, takes his place in a fourth semifinal (or better).

"I was focused and I played very good tennis today."

World No. 30 Monfils earned a gutsy 7-6(6), 6-4 victory over Philipp Petzschner of Germany to take a place in his third ATP semifinal this year.

"It's great to be in the semifinals, it gives me confidence. I'm playing consistently, which makes me feel good."

The 22-year-old Nyon, Switzerland resident has a 1-4 record in ATP finals, highlighted by a title-winning run at Sopot (defeated Mayer) in August 2005. He reached his last ATP final at Poertschach (lost to Monaco) in May 2007.

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