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Tsonga saves one match point and defeats John Isner

France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saved one match point and managed to qualify for the knockout stages at Wimbledon after beating American John Isner in an epic 6-7 (3), 3-6, 7-6 (5) match. 6-2 and 19-17 in four hours and 25 minutes.

True to his reputation as a tireless fighter, Isner did not lower his arms until the endless fifth set, which lasted just over two hours. Not for nothing has he fought endless battles, like the one he starred against another Frenchman, Nicolas Mahut, in the first round of Wimbledon in 2010.

In that duel, the longest in history with 11 hours, 5 minutes and 23 seconds, with 183 games played, the American giant won 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 ( 3) and 70-68. A plaque recalls that feat on court 18 of the club.

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Isner was dominating Tsonga, by two sets to one when the match was suspended on Saturday for lack of light. Isner hit a total of 38 aces, but made 53 unforced errors.

Tsonga, with 21 “aces” and 88 winners, and only 20 unforced errors, saved the match ball in game 32 of the last set, now he will face his compatriot Richard Gasquet, who knocked out Spanish Albert Ramos 6-2 , 7-6 (5), 6-2 and 6-3. EFE.

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