In one of such matches, the defending champion and world number 1 Serbian Novak Djokovic faces 5th ranked French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Rome Internazionali BNL d’Italia tennis tournament.
Djokovic moves into the quarters after beating J Monaco 4-6 6-2 6-3 Thursday on awindy day at Rome. Tsonga moves into the QF after a straight run over Del Potro 6-4, 6-1.
Both the Serb and the French have met 10 times before their clash today. Interestingly, the French has a winning dge over the Serbian of 6-4. All of their encounters so far have been on Grass or Hard courts - Friday's being their first match on the clay. Their most difficult match was the Australian Open 2010, when Tsonga won after a long hard contested match of five complete sets 7-6(8) 6-7(5) 1-6 6-3 6-1.
The form of both players at this point in time is almost equal as of the last ten matches played, Djokovic has lost two, while Tsonga has lost three. How it turns out to be, let us watch the match today afternoon.
The QF match which is scheduled for Friday, 18 May 2012 at 14:00 GMT
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