Tsonga wins 2nd-round match at Australian Open

Updated: 19 January 2012 09:32 IST

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has reached the third round at the Australian Open for the third straight year, beating Brazilian lefthander Ricardo Mello 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday with an ace on match point.

Tsonga wins 2nd-round match at Australian Open
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Melbourne:

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has reached the third round at the Australian Open for the third straight year, beating Brazilian lefthander Ricardo Mello 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday with an ace on match point.

The sixth-seeded Tsonga, who lost to Novak Djokovic in the 2008 final, started off his year with a win at the Qatar Open in Doha, beating fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils in the final.

The right-handed Tsonga has now won 10 of his last 11 matches against lefthanders. His loss in that span was against the tour's highest-ranked lefty, No. 2 Rafael Nadal, in a Davis Cup semifinal last year.

Topics : Tennis Wimbledon 2012 Australian Open 2012 Ricardo Mello
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