Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TENNIS TUESDAY: Tsonga Returns To Top 10 After 5-Year Absence

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returns to the Top 10 for the first time since March 1, 2009 after his surprising straight-sets win in the final of the ATP Canadian Masters over Roger Federer. Tsonga had an amazing run in Toronto, beating four consecutive Top 10 players in World #1 Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Grigor Dimitrov and Federer. He became the first player outside of the Top 10 to win a Masters series event since Ivan Ljubicic did it in Indian Wells in 2010. No other player had beaten four Top 10 players and won a Masters series shield since Guillermo Canas did it in 2002.

The ATP Masters tournament in Cincinnati has started but Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn, and Venus Williams lost a tough 3-setter against Wimbledon semifinalist Lucie Safarova just days after beating her sister Serena to reach the final of the Rogers Cup.

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