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Benoît Paire - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
US Open men - 6 September 2015

US Open – Follow the Tennis match between Benoît Paire and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga live with Eurosport. The match starts at 17:30 on 6 September 2015. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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Tsonga 6-4 6-3 6-4 Paire. Game, set and match. Tsonga pulls it off and serves it all out. A brilliantly composed, calm and focused performance in the face of an opponent who was the complete opposite. Tsonga moves into the quarters, and he'll certainly believe in his chances of going even further..

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Tsonga 6-4 6-3 5-4 Paire. Break! Tsonga gets the all-important break. After some errors from Paire, Tsonga drags the younger Frenchman around with some bullish forehands. Paire can do nothing in response, and it's time for Tsonga to serve this thing out.darn

 

Tsonga 6-4 6-3 4-4 Paire. A pair of holds for Paire and Tsonga here. Paire actually puts in a game full of some of his delightful flair, throwing in two brilliant backhand droppers in succession to precisely the same spot. Tsonga responds with an easy hold of his own and they're all level.

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Tsonga 6-4 6-3 3-3 Paire. After Paire's epic struggle of a hold, Tsonga laughs and responds with a quick, squeaky clean hold of his own. The pressure already back on the younger Frenchman.

 

Tsonga 6-4 6-3 2-3 Paire. Somewhat surprisingly, Paire is still fighting here despite his woes. As Tsonga strikes and puts some firm pressure on his serve, the Frenchman stands strong with some good serving. He punctuates his hold with a spirited fistpump.

 

Tsonga 6-4 6-3 1-2 Paire. Paire dumps a forehand into the net and unimpressive once more en route to a Tsonga break point, but Tsonga misses two returns in succession and helps the younger player en route to another hold. For the first time in ages, Tsonga is actually heard as he lets out an exasperated bark.

 

Tsonga 6-4 6-3 Paire. Tsonga responds with an even quicker hold, sauntering through without the loss of a point. The high quality serving and concentration during the rallies continues, and Paire must serve again.

 

Tsonga 6-4 6-3 0-1 Paire. After spending much of the break arguing with the umpire, Paire puts his anger aside for a second to race through a service game. He only has to do that five more times. Easy.

 

Tsonga 6-4 6-3 Paire. Once again, it's the Benoit Paire show out on Armstrong. But sadly it's quite the trainwreck, as the Frenchman picks up a warning from the umpire after kicking the on-court clock. Tsonga must be chuckling inside, as he once again keeps his focus and serves brilliantly to take the second set.

 

Tsonga 6-4 5-3 Paire. Paire puts the muttering and moaning aside, digging out a good service game with big first serves and peachy backhands. But he's still up against it, and the white fury across his face tells it all.

 

Tsonga 6-4 5-2 Paire. Once again, Tsonga calmly and methodically strolls to another hold. The Frenchman finds more great first serves, keeping Paire out of the points. The one time Paire does see an easy second serve, the younger Frenchman dumps a poor backhand return into the net.

 

Tsonga 6-4 4-2 Paire. Break! It's all falling down for Paire now, errors flowing from the Frenchman's racquet again. On break point, Paire attempts a serve and volley, dumping his first volley into the net and giving what is probably a crucial break away.

 

Tsonga 6-4 3-2 Paire. Paire is trying to get himself pumped up, finding some big serves and teeing off on a few backhands. But his noise between points contrsts with Tsonga calmly and quietly getting along with business. After the Paire hold, Tsonga matches it with ease.

 

Tsonga 6-4 2-1 Paire. Such is Paire's eccentricity, Tsonga is currently looking calm and understated by comparison. He calmly cruises through another service game to keep his lead intact.

 

Tsonga 6-4 2-1 Paire. Such is Paire's eccentricity, Tsonga is currently looking calm and understated by comparison. He calmly cruises through another service game to keep his lead intact.

 

Tsonga 6-4 1-1 Paire. No breaks to kick off the second set, but Paire certainly looks close to breaking a racquet. He has tossed a bottle, whacked his chair and is generally burning with fury. But he pulls himself together enough to level up.

 

Cilic 6-3 2-6 7-6 4-0 Chardy. Break! Cilic breaks again. With some good returning and even better backhands, the champion puts perhaps the final nail in the French coffin as a regulation Chardy forehand flies long.

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Tsonga 6-4 Paire. Indeed, the calm is quickly broken as the lesser Frenchman throws off his own confident with a late, extremely errant challenge. Before he can blink, he loses two points in a row and finds himself down double set point. On the second, he double faults to give away the set. Nobody who has ever watched Paire can be remotely surprised.

 

Tsonga 5-4 Paire. It's all still calmly following serve on Armstrong. Very little to note as both men back up their deliveries so well, but it's hard to believe that this calm will last too long.

 

Tsonga 4-3 Paire. This all-French battle is showcasing all the variety expected, with the pair level after 6 games and each player holding onto their serve handsomely. Tsonga smashes down a great first serve, before cleaning up the short ball to hold.

 

Tsonga 2-1 Paire. Some more great serving from Tsonga early on sends him up game point. On the game point, Paire reminds the world of his eccentricity by throwing in a very typical ill-advised dropshot. Tsonga cleans it up an dmoves on ahead.

 

Tsonga 1-1 Paire. Paire quickly levels things up in his opening hold of the set. Big serves, glorious backhands and it's an easy hold also.

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Tsonga 1-0 Paire. Not the quick and easy opener Tsonga would've hoped for, but the older Frenchman finds his first serve and dispatches a cool service winner out wide to hold. Paire challenges, but it was clearly in.

 

Stay tuned for the mouthwatering matchup between Jo Wilfried Tsonga and Benoit Paire on Armstrong. Both men are just warming up, and look set to rock New York.