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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ends Jimmy Wangs Wimbledon run to earn himself a rest

No14 seed into fourth round after winning 6-2, 6-2, 7-5

 

Frenchman gets a day off after playing on each of first five

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga booked his place in the fourth round with a straight-sets victory over the qualifier Jimmy Wang and finally earned himself a breather. Having endured two interrupted matches, each stretched over two days, the No14 seed has been forced to ply his trade every day this week.

His match with the opponent from Taiwan was something of a reunion. Both men are now 29 years old. They last played 15 years ago as 14-year-olds. Thereafter, their paths diverged significantly, with Tsonga established as one of the top players in the world and Wang appearing at Wimbledon for the fifth time as a qualifier.

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