Result: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins in Monte Carlo

Jo-Wifried Tsonga
© PA Photos
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins his opening match at the Monte Carlo Masters against Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga required just one hour and 25 minutes to advance through to round three of the Monte Carlo Masters at the expense of Philipp Kohlschreiber this afternoon.

The Frenchman, who is celebrating his birthday today, wrapped up the opening set with relative ease as he broke on two occasions to win 6-2.

Both players traded their first four service games in the second set as the scores were level at four games apiece.

Tsonga then held once again to make it 5-4, before breaking Kohlschreiber for the first time in the set to seal the victory 6-2 6-4.

World number five Tsonga will now face Fernando Verdasco in the next round.

Paul-Henri Mathieu
Read Next:
Monte Carlo Masters roundup
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray10,370
2Serbia Novak Djokovic7,445
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,445
4Spain Rafael Nadal5,375
5Switzerland Roger Federer5,035
6Canada Milos Raonic4,360
7Austria Dominic Thiem4,145
8Croatia Marin Cilic3,765
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,560
10Alexander Zverev3,150
11Belgium David Goffin3,055
12Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,900
13France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,870
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,780
15United States Jack Sock2,415
16France Gael Monfils2,365
17Lucas Pouille2,320
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,155
19Australia Nick Kyrgios2,155
20Albert Ramos-Vinolas2,065
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand