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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has been defeated by David Ferrer of Spain in a match of BNP Paribas Masters 2012. Ferrer won the match in the straight sets by 6-2, 7-5. With this victory, Ferrer has cemented his place in the final 4. This was the third encounter between these two players and Ferrer defeated Tsonga for the second time. These two players had taken on each other in the quarter final of the Wimbledon Championship last year and in that match, Ferrer was defeated by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. So, the Spaniard got his revenge in this match.

Both the players started the match pretty well and there were no breakthroughs in the first four games. But, after that, Ferrer just run away with the set. He played a lot of powerful ground strokes and won the last four games consecutively to win the first set by 6-2.

The second set was a bit more competitive than the first one. Both the players held their service in the first 11 games. The scorecard was saying 6-5 in the favour of Ferrer at the end of the 11th game. Tsonga needed to hold his service in the 12th game to take the set into the tie breaker. But, the Frenchman wasn’t able to do that. His service was broken in the 12th game and he was knocked out of the tournament.

In the post match interview, Ferrer said, “It was one of those matches in which most of things went right for me, but, I served quite a few double faults and I am a bit upset about it. I would definitely like to cut down the no. of double faults in the next match Fortunately, I get away with them in this match, but, it’s not going to happen in every match.”

Ferrer took just 1 hour and 20 minutes to win this match. In the semi final match, Ferrer will take on Michael Llodra who made his way into the final four with the help of an easy victory over Sam Querrey of America.

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