Wimbledon 2012: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeats Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, advances to round 3
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returns a shot to Lleyton Hewitt during a first round men’s singles match at Wimbledon, England, Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Photo/Tim Hales/AP
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France overcame a sluggish start to beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in four sets and advance to the third round of Wimbledon.
The fifth-seeded Tsonga, who defeated Roger Federer on his way to the semifinals at Wimbledon last year, hit 40 winners in a 6-7 (3) 6-4 6-1 6-3 victory on Court 3.
The hard-hitting Tsonga never lost his serve and converted five of 10 break points against his Spanish opponent, who is ranked No. 92.
Tsonga will play Lukas Lacko of Slovakia in the next round.