Ferrer and Tsonga move into third round of Roland Garros

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Seeded players David Ferrer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Marin Cilic were untroubled in the second round of French Open 2013.

Last year’s semifinalist Ferrer was hardly tested in the second round clash against his compatriot Albert Montanes who lifted the Nice trophy last week. The fourth seed Spaniard broke his unseeded challenger three times in each of the sets and dropped only six games in total. Ferrer, who is hoping to reach his first Grand Slam final next week, thus wrapped up the match with 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 in one hour and three-quarters. He is about to meet another Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in round three.

Just like Ferrer sixth seed Tsonga is still to give away a set at these year’s edition of Roland Garros. Finnish player Jarkko Nieminen caused him quite some problems in the opener in which the players shared a couple of breaks between them early on before a tie-break showdown. Nieminen obtained a set ball at 6-5, yet it was the home crowd favorite who crossed the finish line first. Tsonga’s serve remained intact for the rest of the encounter, while he acquired a one break lead in both set two and three to complete a 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-3 comfortable enough victory and set up an all-French clash against Jeremy Chardy, seed number twenty-five.

Tenth seed Cilic has been far from impressive in the recent weeks, yet his French Open campaign is running smoothly so far – in the second round he overcame Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios in straight sets. The Croat never dropped a service game and dictated the terms from beginning to end, closing out the match with a hold to love. The result: 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. Cilic, who played in fourth round of Roland Garros in 2009 and 2010, will now face fifteenth-seeded Gilles Simon.

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