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Result: Tsonga through to second round of China Open

Result: Tsonga through to second round of China Open
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga progresses to the second round of the China Open at the expense of Grigor Dimitrov.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has beaten Grigor Dimitrov to book a place in the second round of the China Open.

The world number 70 held his own against the Frenchman, the top seed in the competition, with a pair of close sets.

The opening set went to tie-break, which Tsonga won by two points, before he went on to win the second 7-5 after one hour and 48 minutes of play.

Tsonga will play Zhang Ze - ranked 389th worldwide - in the second round.

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