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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - Renzo Olivo
French Open men - 31 May 2017

French Open – Follow the Tennis match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Renzo Olivo live with Eurosport. The match starts at 11:30 on 31 May 2017. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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GAME, SET AND MATCH! - TSONGA 5-7 4-6 7-6(6) 4-6 OLIVO. JW stares down the barrel after a sloppy start. He faces three match points but saves them all, battling back to deuce. A wayward forehand offers Olivo a fourth and he seals it with a crosscourt forehand following a super rally. It's the biggest win of the Argentine's career as the 12th seed bows out in front of his home crowd. A major shock, but much deserved for the world No. 91 who meets GB's Kyle Edmund next.

 

So, here it is: Renzo Olivo versus Jo-Wilfried Tsonga part two. The Argentine underdog served for the match in near darkness late last night, but couldn't get over the line as Tsonga hit back to quite literally fight another day. It's 5-4 in the fourth with JW now serving to level. Any slip here and his overnight reprieve will be over in the blink of an eye!

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Tsonga back out on court to continue his quest.

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PLAY SUSPENDED! Well, well, well. It's too dark on Chatrier to continue, and Olivo will have to have another go to spring an upset tomorrow morning.

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TSONGA 5-7 4-6 7-6 4-5 OLIVO: The nerves tell! Olivo's serve crumbles under Tsonga's pressure.

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TSONGA 5-7 4-6 7-6 3-5 OLIVO: Tsonga is giving the 25-year-old a good test here - can Olivo serve it out? What a test of nerve.

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TSONGA 5-7 4-6 7-6 2-5 OLIVO: This is a tough, tough duel now - Olivo is one game away but the dark really has fallen.

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TSONGA 5-7 4-6 7-6 2-4 OLIVO: There's the break for Olivo, who won't want play to be suspended now.

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TSONGA 5-7 4-6 7-6 2-2 OLIVO: There's the break back. Olivo is not letting go of this without a fight.

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TSONGA 5-7 4-6 7-6 2-1 OLIVO: First break in the fourth to Tsonga. Comeback still on.

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TSONGA 5-7 4-6 7-6 0-1 OLIVO: Tsonga loses his chance to break at the start of the fourth, and Olivo's continuing persistence gets him under way.

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TSONGA 5-7 4-6 7-6 OLIVO: Some fortune for Tsonga, but he takes the third - we will be into a fourth at least.

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TSONGA 5-7 4-6 6-6 OLIVO: So, tie-break then? What an intriguing match.

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TSONGA 5-7 4-6 5-5 OLIVO: All sorts of drama going on as an over-zealous fan shouts in Tsonga's favour, but distracts the man himself. The Frenchman complains to the umpire, who says he can't do anything. Olivo has got himself right back into this. What next?

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TSONGA 5-7 6-4 5-2 OLIVO: A hold for Tsonga and now the third set looks achievable.

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TSONGA 5-7 6-4 4-2 OLIVO: That's the break that has looked so unlikely for two hours. Comeback on?

 
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TSONGA 5-7 4-6 3-2 OLIVO: All with serve so far as Tsonga looks reinvigorated.

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So Tsonga is two sets down, and Olivo is facing an antagonistic crowd. Can that spur him on, or will it cow him? Who's your pick now?

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TSONGA 5-7 4-6 OLIVO: The crowd are making a LOT of noise now, mostly before Olivo tries to serve. Rude. Tsonga saves set points with some swift footwork, but on the sixth, Renzo Olivo goes two sets up on the twelfth seed. Good stuff.

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TSONGA 5-7 4-5 OLIVO: Tsonga is hitting with desperation now, and achieving some success. He holds but Olivo is going to try and serve this set out next.

 
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TSONGA 5-7 OLIVO: Tsonga is struggling on his backhand and his feet look leaden. Set to Renzo Olivo, who deserves that.

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TSONGA 5-6 OLIVO: Another break for Olivo and you'd expect him to serve this out now.

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TSONGA 4-5 OLIVO: Well, there's the first break, and there's an atmosphere of bewilderment on Chatrier because it's gone to Olivo, who's playing very well indeed. He serves now for the set.

 

TSONGA 4-3 OLIVO: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga looks frustrated, possibly with himself. He makes hard work of this hold.

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TSONGA 3-3 OLIVO: Why are the Paris crowd so quiet? This is your boy! All on serve so far.

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