Result: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga safely through at French Open

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returns the ball to Victor Hanescu during their match in the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on February 25, 2014
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Jo Wilfried-Tsonga sails into round three of the French Open by claiming a straight-sets win over Austria's Jurgen Melzer.

Jo Wilfried-Tsonga has eased into the third round of the French Open by claiming a straight-sets win over Jurgen Melzer.

The 13th seed romped through the opening set 6-2 inside half an hour before seeing off the Austrian 6-3 in the second.

The Frenchman, who reached the semi-finals of last year's tournament, then broke his opponent twice in the third to seal the triumph 6-2 6-3 6-4.

Tsonga's reward for defeating Melzer is a third-round clash with either Polish 22nd seed Jerzy Janowicz or Finland's Jarkko Nieminen.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returns the ball during the match against Jurgen Melzer in the Monte Carlo Masters on April 18, 2013
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1Spain Rafael Nadal7,645
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3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,690
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Alexander Zverev4,470
7Croatia Marin Cilic4,155
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,710
10Japan Kei Nishikori3,195
11Canada Milos Raonic2,870
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,690
13Belgium David Goffin2,525
14United States John Isner2,425
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16Pablo Carreno Busta2,385
17United States Jack Sock2,345
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19Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,310
20Lucas Pouille2,210
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