Result: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga battles on at Monte Carlo Masters

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 battles into round three of the Monte Carlo Masters with a three-set win over Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has battled into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with a three-set victory against Philipp Kohlschreiber.

The French world number 12 came through the opening set 6-4 before Germany's Kohlschreiber responded dominantly by taking the second 6-1.

However, 2013 semi-finalist Tsonga was able to close out the contest 6-4 in the deciding set to seal his place in the next round.

His next opponent will be either Roberto Bautista-Agut or 10th seed Fabio Fognini.

Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany serves during his men's singles third round match against John Isner of United States of America on Day Six of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2013
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