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Federer defeated Tsonga, reach quarterfinals of Halle Open 2019

Federer defeated Tsonga, reach quarterfinals of Halle Open 2019

No. 1 seed Roger Federer defeated Tsonga after 3 sets 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5 to win the fourth round of ATP 500 in Halle Open.

The French player won against Roger Federer in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon 2011 and that was the only time they met each other on the grass. Federer got off to a good start with the first set of wins at the opportunity to get a 3rd set-point and immediately break the opponent's set-2 game.

Maintain an attack on the net and finish the ball with volley, the No. 1 seed shows strong defenses. In total, he won 16/27 times on the net, reaching the rate of 59%.

However, Jo Wilfried Tsonga played with heavy groundstroke and won the ball in the 6th and 10th games of the set 2. Both struggled to the 11th game of the decision set, Roger Federer shined in time to close the hard match with the 7th ace.

The 37-year-old will meet Roberto Bautista Agut in his 17th quarter-final match in Halle Open, after the Spaniard defeated Richard Gasquet 6-1, 6-4. Federer won all eight battles against Roberto Bautista Agut before.

Statistics show that, in the past 20 years, only 23 players have beaten Roger Federer on the pitch, and only two have done so at the Wimbledon championships, including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.