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By Chris Oddo | Sunday, March 23, 2014

 
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fought back from 5-1 down in the second-set tiebreaker, eventually defeating Marcos Baghdatis, 4-6, 7-6(6), 7-5 on Sunday in Miami.

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was looking down and out in the second set of his third-round encounter with Marcos Baghdatis, at the Sony Open in Miami, but he played the point of the match while down 5-1 in the second-set tiebreaker and his fortunes changed considerably from there (keep in mind, Tsonga would have been facing five match points had he not won this point).

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Clearly, Tsonga was going for broke with this dropper from five feet beyond the baseline, and that's not a good thing. But when you are blessed with magic hands and lots of courage, the world can be your oyster. Tsonga proved that in spades by keeping Baghdatis on a string until finishing him off with a second dropper.

Tsonga further demonstrated his big-time prowess by saving all five break points he faced in the deciding set before breaking serve and finishing off Baghdatis, 4-6, 7-6(6), 7-5.

And then this happened:

Next up for the flamboyant Frenchman is Andy Murray, who eased past Feliciano Lopez in straight sets on Sunday.

 

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