Tsonga upset by Klizan in US Open’s 2nd round
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost before the third round of a Grand Slam
tournament for the first time since 2007, surprised by 52nd-ranked
Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-4, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 Thursday at the U.S.
The No. 5-seeded Tsonga was drawn to face No. 3 Andy Murray in
the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows, but couldn’t make it past
the second round.
Tsonga was a Wimbledon semifinalist in July, then won a doubles
silver medal for France at the Olympics.
Tsonga last failed to make it through two matches at a major
when he lost to Andy Roddick in the first round of the 2007
Australian Open. Tsonga reached the 2008 Australian Open final.
Klizan never before reached the third round at a Grand Slam