Tsonga through to second round at the China Open

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga battled his way through to the second round at the China Open as he defeated Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 7-6 (7), 7-5.

For the top seed Frenchman Tsonga, Beijing has got a special place in his heart as he won his first career match here in 2004.

Tsonga will play Chinese qualifier Zhang Ze in round two.


Other 1st round results:

Zhang Ze (CHN) – Li Zhe (CNH) – 6-1, 6-3

Albert Montanes (ESP) – Paul Capdeville (CHI) -6-3, 6-3

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) – Tommy Robredo (ESP) – 6-3, 7-6 (0)

Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) – Nicolas Almagro (ESP) – 6-3, 6-2

Fabio Fognini (ITA) – Grega Zemlja (SLO) – 6-4, 6-1

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