Jo is in the quarterfinals

Posted on January 26th, 2009

Tsonga didn’t give Blake much of a chance to get started, breaking Blake’s serve in the first game. It was the same in the second as Tsonga took a 2-0 lead.

Fireworks marking Australia Day in the early stages of the third set put the match on hold for about 10 minutes. It gave Blake a short-lived boost when the American broke Tsonga to take a 4-2 lead.

Blake served for the set at 5-3, but couldn’t close it out and Tsonga dominated the subsequent tiebreaker to advance to the quarterfinals against Spain’s Fernando Verdasco, who beat fourth-seeded Andy Murray in 5 thrilling sets earlier in the day. The two have never played. Here are Verdasco’s stats as per atpworldtour.com:

Birthdate:
15-Nov-83
Birthplace:
Madrid, Spain
Residence:
Madrid, Spain
Height:
6’2” (187 cm)
Weight:
179 lbs (81 kg)
Plays:
Left-handed
Turned Pro:
2001
Coach:
N/A

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