That's a great win for Stanislas Wawrinka, who comes back from two sets to love down for the first time in his career. He will face compatriot Roger Federer next though!
Stanislas Wawrinka - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
French Open men - 27 May 2011
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TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 2-6 3-6 - GAME, SET & MATCH - An ace at 230kph that cleans the line brings up a first match point for Wawrinka. He wastes it though as Tsonga levels at deuce when the Swiss player sends his off-forehand wide across court. And Tsonga also goes on to save a second by feeding a forehand passing shot down the line. Tsonga even wastes a break point with a forehand long. Wawrinka finally wraps up the match at his third attempt with a forehand winner!
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 2-6 3-5 - BREAK - Tsonga's forehand volley drifts just wide to hand Wawrinka two break points. The first goes begging when the Swiss player hits wide and the second is saved by Tsonga with an ace. But Wawrinka gets a third chance and this time he does break when Tsonga's forehand down the line (after he has run around the ball) lands just wide. Wawrinka will serve for the match next
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 2-6 3-4 - Despite Tsonga coming up with a cracking cross court forehand passing shot winner, Wawrinka goes on to hold and sneak out in front again
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 2-6 3-3 - Tsonga drops the one point behidn serve as he levels up again, a slightly tired forehand landing in the bottom of the net
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 2-6 2-3 - Wawrinka jogs back to his chair and a foray into the net ends with Tsonga's forehand down the line whistling past his ear and long
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 2-6 2-2 - Another straightforward hold goes the way of the server, this time Tsonga as Wawrinka fails to return a backhand off the serve
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 2-6 1-2 - The tempo is hotting up again now as Wawrinka takes another service hold. The Frenchman is dancing around the court more now with a bit of purpose and he looks a lot less tired than he did in that fourth set
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 2-6 1-1 - At 30-30 in the second game of the fifth set, things couldn't be closer with both players having won 140 points each. Tsonga goes on to win two more than, one with a cross court forehand volley winner and then the second, which seals a hold, with an ace down the centre of the court
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 2-6 0-1 - Wawrinka holds for the first game of the final set when Tsonga sends a forehand return of serve long down the line
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 2-6 - SET - Tsonga seemingly resigning himself to the fact that this match was going to be two sets all as he fails to land a forehand to hand Wawrinka the fourth set. We are heading to a deciding fifth set
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 2-4 - BREAK - Tsonga double faults to hand Wawrinka a break point. He isn't happy with the call but the umpire comes down to check and confirms it was out. And the Swiss player goes on to break. He leads in this set now and is just two games away from levelling the match at two sets all
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 2-3 - Wawrinka holds once again, a Tsonga return of serve this time flying long to help the Swiss player hold. This set has already taken 27 minutes and we're only five games in!
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 2-2 - Consecutive forehand returns of serve sail long from Wawrinka as Tsonga holds for the loss of just the one point to level up once again
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 1-2 - Wawrinka holds this time for a solid service game that helps him sneak ahead, Tsonga unable to return a serve off the forehand wing
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 1-1 - BREAK - A blistering dipping cross court backhand return of serve beats the fast-approaching Tsonga for pace and Wawrinka breaks straight back as the clock ticks over the three hour mark in this match
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 1-0 - BREAK - Tsonga bounces straight back from the disappointment of dropping that third set by grabbing an early break in the fourth
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(5) - SET - It's a much better tie-break from Wawrinka this time around as he gets a set point when Tsonga hits wide down the line. And one set point is all that's needed when Tsonga dumps a forehand into the net. This match will go to a fourth set
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-6 - Wawrinka holds once again with out too much trouble to force a second successive tie-break. Can he do better than last time?
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 6-5 - Wawrinka will have to serve to stay in the match for a second time after Tsonga holds to sneak out in front once again. This set will end in a tie-break at worst for the Frenchman
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 5-5 - Wawrinka again posts a fairly speedy service hold to haul himself level with Tsonga
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 5-4 - Tsonga races up to the net only to slip whilst playing a forehand volley. But he manages to get up and recover in enough time to also play a backhand, which goes for a winner. It's a great start to the game which the Frenchman goes on to win. Wawrinka will have to serve to stay in the match after the change of ends
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 4-4 - Wawrinka races through a service hold to level up and get this set firmly back on track
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 4-3 - BREAK - Fantastic tennis from both players as Wawrinka snatches a break back with a backhand passing shot winner down the line. Tsonga dives for it and ends up sprawled on the floor as the ball whizzes past him. We're back on serve now in this third set
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 4-2 - Wawrinka does well to hold and remain just the one break down in this third set. Can he find a way back into it though
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 4-1 - Tsonga is now just two games away from a clash with Roger Federer as he holds when Wawrinka sends a forehand long of the baseline once again
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 3-1- BREAK - Wawrinka slaps a shocking forehand well long of the baseline to hand Tsonga the break early in this third set, before smashing his racquet twice into the ground. He'll need a new one, he's completely totaled that one!
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 2-1 - Tsonga finds just his third ace of the day on his way to another hold that sees him sneak just out in front once again
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 1-1 - Tsonga marginally fails to take advantage of a break point with a backhand passing shot into the net and Wawrinka goes on to hold at the second attempt, after Tsonga has denied him on one with a forehand winner
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) 1-0 - Tsonga maintains his momentum early in this third set, posting a love service hold when Wawrinka's attempted passing shot lands in the bottom of the net
TSONGA 6-4 7-6(2) - SET - A brilliant tie-break from Tsonga as he seals the second at the second attempt with another blistering forehand down the line that Wawrinka simply cannot cope with. Tsonga now has a two sets to one lead and he is well on his way to a meeting with Federer in the fourth round
TSONGA 6-4 6-6(5-1) - TIE-BREAK - The Frenchman gets up early on in the breaker, running around the ball and rattling a forehand winner down the line. And from there he barely looks back, racing out to a 5-1 lead at the change of ends
TSONGA 6-4 6-6 - Despite being pushed by Wawrinka to 30-30, Tsonga does go on to hold and force the breaker to decide this second set
TSONGA 6-4 5-6 - Wawrinka saves another break point with a forehand winner before going on to hold and do his bit to at least ensure this second set ends in a tie-break. But first, Tsonga will have to serve to stay in it for a second time
TSONGA 6-4 5-5 - A love service hold from Tsonga levels up once again, in the process the Frenchman working his way into the net and guiding a forehand winner down the line
TSONGA 6-4 4-5 - Tsonga squanders two more break points before Wawrinka goes on to hold with a forehand winner to leave the Frenchman serving to stay in the set after the change of ends
TSONGA 6-4 4-4 - A love service hold from the Frenchman gets things back on level terms in this second set and puts all the pressure back on Wawrinka
TSONGA 6-4 3-4 - BREAK - Tsonga breaks back to get this set back on serve, the Frenchman putting his whole bodyweight behind a series of ferocious ground-strokes and culminating in an inside out forehand winner across court!
TSONGA 6-4 2-4 - A solid hold to love from Tsonga sees him hold and keep the pressure on Wawrinka. It's just the one break of serve remember, as Wawrinka served first in this set
TSONGA 6-4 1-4 - Tsonga's range seems to have completely deserted him at the moment as he hits a series of errors, a couple off the backhand wing and one off the forehand to help Wawrinka hold once again
TSONGA 6-4 1-3 - Tsonga squanders a first game point with a forehand volley into the net but he holds on his second chance with a forehand winner down the line
WAWRINKA 6-4 0-3 - Wawrinka works his way into the net before slicing a backhand volley across the net. Tsonga gets up to it but cannot return the ball in play and the Swiss player holds to consolidate his early break in this second set
TSONGA 6-4 0-2 - BREAK - Wawrinka comes off the winner after three consecutive net cords to earn himself two break points. But only one is needed as the Swiss player runs around the ball to find an off-forehand winner
TSONGA 6-4 - SET - The weather conditions are perfect for Tsonga today as the colder it is, the more his harder ball flies. He holds without any trouble to seal the set, a forehand winner doing the business
TSONA 5-4 - Wawrinka does well to hold despite pressure from the Frenchman when he finds a backhand volley winner. But Wawrinka does hold nonetheless to leave Tsonga serving for the set after the change of ends
TSONGA 5-3 - Tsonga holds to leave himself potentially just one game away from this first set
TSONGA 4-3 - A forehand return of serve long of the baseline from Tsonga helps Wawrinka post another comfortable hold
TSONGA 4-2 - Tsonga has really found his range now after that tough opening game, already battering 12 winners (in comparison to just six thus far) from Wawrinka and he holds once again to maintain his break lead
TSONGA 3-2 - Despite a forehand winner from Tsonga, back behind Wawrinka, and a double fault from the Swiss player, the 14th seed goes on to hold and remain just the one break down in this opening set
TSONGA 3-1 - Tsonga's serve is well and truly firing now as he batters three aces over the net to seal a comforatble service hold to consolidate the break
TSONGA 2-1 - BREAK - Much better from the Frenchman as he batters a series of forehands before working his way into the net and dinking a neat backhand volley into the open court to grab the break
TSONGA 1-1 - The Frenchman has to battle through his opening service hold, despite starting with a forehand winner down the line after running around the ball. But eventually he does get it done
TSONGA 0-1 - Swiss 14th seed Stanialas Wawrinka gets his clash with French 17th seed Tsonga off to a solid start by posting a service hold to open his account