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Paris - Local favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga marched into the fourth round of the French Open with a solid 7-5 6-4 6-4 win over flamboyant Fabio Fognini of Italy on Friday.
Fognini did his best to unsettle Tsonga with his histrionics and whipping shots, but the fifth-seeded Frenchman managed to stay focused even though he dropped his serve five times.
Despite the humid conditions on Court Philippe Chatrier, Tsonga, the last Frenchman to reach a grand slam final, at the 2008 Australian Open, had too much power for the world number 45.
Fognini berated the umpire and the partisan crowd following a few close calls, but Tsonga kept his composure to end his opponent's resilience with an ace and set up a last-16 meeting with either compatriot Gilles Simon or Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka. – Reuters