Thursday, 5 July 2012
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France has defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 7-6 (7/5) 4-6 7-6 (7/3) 6-2 to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the second consecutive year.
The No.5-seeded Tsonga will play No.4 Andy Murray or No.7 David Ferrer for a berth in the final.
Tsonga was the runner-up at the 2008 Australian Open, his only appearance in a major title match.
Against the 27th-seeded Kohlschreiber, who was making his Grand Slam quarter-final debut, Tsonga hit 17 aces and served at up to 218km/h.
Tsonga broke serve three times, including twice in the final set.
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