Result: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga eases past James Blake

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in action in the second round at the Australian Open on January 17, 2013
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats James Blake in straight sets to advance to the third round in Indian Wells.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has defeated James Blake 7-6 6–4 to advance to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

The Frenchman took the first set on a tiebreak, eventually winning the last five points after trailing 6-3 to the American.

The World No. 8 then took the second, 6-4 in a back and forth set, to wrap up the match in one hour and 42 minutes against the wildcard Blake.

Tsonga joins Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic in the third round, after the pair booked their place by beating Evgeny Donskoy and Fabio Fognini respectively.

Britain's Andy Murray in action in his semifinal match against Roger Federer at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 25, 2013
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