Tsonga pulls off another big upset at Rogers Cup

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) plays a backhand against Andy Murray (GBR) on day five of the Rogers Cup...

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) plays a backhand against Andy Murray (GBR) on day five of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Rexall Centre on Aug 8, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Peter Llewellyn/USA TODAY Sports)

IAN SHANTZ, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:00 PM ET

Where there's a Jo-Wil, there's a way.

Two of tennis' Big Four have now learned that the hard way this week at the Rogers Cup.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was able to bottle the lightning from Thursday's massive upset over top seed Novak Djokovic and stun world No. 9 Andy Murray in Thursday's first quarterfinal, ousting the former Wimbledon champion 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4.

The fiery Frenchman will meet Kevin Anderson or Grigor Dimitrov in a semifinal on Saturday.

Tsonga hammered his opponent from the service line early, out-acing Murray 7-0 at one stage. He finished the set with nine aces to Murray's three, while winning 24 of 26 points on first serve. It wasn't the only shot working for him, as he sprayed a powerful forehand in the first-set tiebreak.

Murray didn't flinch, though, fending off two break points late in the second set before picking up the game's first break to force a third and deciding set.


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