Tsonga into China Open final after Lopez retires in second set

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A Feliciano Lopez wrist injury cut short the first semi final in the China Open as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga progressed to the final. The Frenchman led 6-1 4-1 Lopez chose to retire after only 42 minutes.

Tsonga had been totally dominant throughout, serving 7 aces and dropping just three points on serve the whole match. It took him just twenty minutes to take the first 6-1, breaking Lopez in the second and sixth games of the the set. Lopez fought a bit harder in the second, saving two break points in the first game before he was eventually broken. When Tsonga broke for the second time in the set for a 4-1, Lopez pulled the plug on the match. He later tweeted that he hopes to recover for Shanghai next week.

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