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Tsonga, del Potro Complete Wins In Paris

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Tsonga© AFP/Getty ImagesJo-Wilfried Tsonga will next play Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals.

Fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and ninth seed Juan Martin del Potro both completed fourth-round wins on Monday at Roland Garros.

Tsonga, who led No. 18 seed Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland 4-2 in the deciding set when bad light stopped play on Sunday night, rounded out a 6-4, 7-6(6), 3-6, 3-6, 6-4 victory. The Frenchman will next play top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

"Today, I came on the court [in] good spirits," said Tsonga. "I had a good night. I slept well. I was ready to play again."

Wawrinka said, "We were very tense this morning. There was a lot of tension on both sides. I broke him back, because he was very tense and very quickly he started making errors, but then we started playing long rallies again, long points, and he got back into the match. Unfortunately, I could not win those two, three points that I really should have won."

Del Potro, who led seventh-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6(6), 1-6, 6-3 Sunday night, needed 53 minutes to win the fourth set 7-5 for a quarter-final clash against third seed and 2009 titlist Roger Federer.

"I was really, really focused to try to win the fourth set," said del Potro. "I'm really glad to go through, to play [in the] quarter-finals again. I want to play the best I can. I'm looking forward to the next match."

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