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Tsonga closes out French Open win over Wawrinka

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PARIS (AP)

Fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France closed out a five-set victory over Stanislas Wawrinka on Monday at the French Open, winning the last two games of a match that was suspended by darkness the night before.

Tsonga, trying to become the first Frenchman to win any Grand Slam title since Yannick Noah's championship at Roland Garros in 1983, defeated Wawrinka 6-4, 7-6 (6), 3-6, 3-6, 6-4.

Tsonga led 4-2 in the fifth when play resumed but gave up a quick break. He then broke back at 5-4 to close out the win and advance to his first French Open quarterfinal, where he'll play Novak Djokovic.

Tsonga, the 2008 Australian Open runner-up to Djokovic, is 5-5 lifetime against the Serb, who is trying to become the first man since 1969 to win four straight Grand Slam tournaments.

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