Jo Wilfried Tsonga v Roger Federer Live
Second seeded Roger Federer will be up against Jo Wilfried Tsonga of France, who is ranked eighth in the world, in what will be a fight for a place in the semi-finals.
Federer was pushed to the distance in his previous round match, needing five sets to overcome another Frenchman Gilles Simon in the fourth round. He was down two sets to one before mounting a comeback and winning in five.
Before that however, Federer seemed to be having it quite easy as he won all his first three round matches in straight sets.
Against him will be Tsonga, who has had an excellent tournament so far. Tsonga is one of those few players to have yet to drop a set in the competition, and made it to the last-eight stage with a straight-set win over Viktor Troicki in the previous round.
Before that, Tsonga defeated Jeremy Chardy, Jarrko Nieminen and Aljaz Bedene in his first three rounds.
Interestingly, Federer and Tsonga have played each other 13 times before this and the Swiss leads the head to head 9-4. The last time they met was also in the quarter-final stage of the previous Grand Slam Tournament - the Australian Open and Federer needed five sets to beat the Frenchman.
Tags: Roger Federer, Jo Wilfried Tsonga, Grand Slam Tournament
Posted: 4th June 2013
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