David Ferrer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claim straight victories to reach quarterfinal stage at French Open 2013.
Seed twenty-three Kevin Anderson of South Africa came nowhere close to upsetting last year’s semifinalist Ferrer in today’s fourth round clash on Court Suzanne Lenglen. The Spaniard took the initiative straight away as he won the first three games and protected his one break lead until the end of the set one. There were no signs of the South African producing a comeback as Ferrer was seizing his serve at will in the second set and ended it on a high note with a break to love. The set number three was hardly any different with the favorite escaping to three nil again – in the end he capped off his wonderful performance with the first match ball to complete a 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 victory. Ferrer, who converted six out of seventeen break points during the match, will face his compatriot Tommy Robredo in the last eight.
The highest ranked Frenchman Tsonga made his way into his second Roland Garros after eliminating Serbian player Viktor Troicki smoothly enough in straight sets. The sixth-seeded local matador capitalized on the only break of the opener which he closed out with a hold to love. The second set was a contest until 3-3 when the unseeded Serb dropped two service games in a row and allowed the domestic player to go two nil up. Tsonga kept his challenger at bay in the final set too – he went 4-1 ahead after consolidating the fifth game break and completed his fourth round win at Court Phillipe Chatrier with the match ball number three. He advanced with 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to set up a quarter-final clash against 2012 runner-up Roger Federer.