Tennis

Tsonga too good for Hewitt

2012-06-26 18:09
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (AP)

London - Lleyton Hewitt's 10th anniversary party of his 2002 Wimbledon title was gatecrashed by French fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who cruised to a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 first round win on Tuesday.

The injury-plagued Hewitt, 31, playing in his 14th Wimbledon but needing a wildcard to do so after his ranking plummeted to 202 in the world, was unable to conjure up the magic of old.

Tsonga showed no signs of the finger injury he suffered at Queen's and goes on to play either compatriot Edouard Roger-Vasselin or Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain for a place in the last 32.

The Frenchman reached the semi-finals last year, defeating Roger Federer in the quarter-finals having been two sets to love down.

Hewitt, meanwhile, had the consolation of walking off court Tuesday to discover that he had been awarded a wildcard into the Olympic tennis tournament here, which starts next month.

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