Tsonga dumped out of French Open by unheralded Olivo

Ross Houston
May 31, 2017

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has crashed out of the French Open after a shock defeat to Renzo Olivo on Wednesday.

No French player has won a Grand Slam title since 1983 and their chances of winning on home soil significantly lessened with the exit of world No 12 Tsonga.

Tsonga was keen to keep things in perspective, saying: "I'm not a novice". "What I'm interested in is the future, and I hope I'll play better in the next tournaments".


"Tennis runs in cycles", the 32-year-old Tsonga said. I think the most important is to remain as (emotionally) stable and consistent as possible. because if you work well, you're always rewarded at some point.

"I was thinking on the first point, all I wanted was to win the first point".

Olivo will now face Briton Kyle Edmund, who overcame Portugal's Gastao Elias in straight-sets, in the next round. "It's the paradox of tennis", he added.


Dominic Thiem defeated Simone Bolelli 7-5 6-1 6-3 despite losing the first three games of the second-round tie.

PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: Defending champion Garbine Muguruza stole the show on Wednesday after clawing her way back from a set down to claim a 6-7 6-4 6-2 win over Anett Kontaveit of Estonia.

The American was furious after being given a point penalty for ball abuse on match point at 4-5 in the fourth set and called referee Wayne McEwen onto court to argue his point.


Meanwhile, nine-time victor Rafael Nadal and defending champion Novak Djokovic are both through to the third round. "I like to play on big courts".

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