ATP Tour

Tsonga slides through

Jo Wilfried Tsonga (AP)
Jo Wilfried Tsonga (AP)

London - Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat compatriot Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-3 6-7 6-3 to reach the third round of the Aegon Championships at a cool, windy Queen's Club on Thursday as organisers tried to get the grasscourt event back on schedule.

Fourth seed Tsonga, who reached the French Open semi-finals last week, did not have things all his own way on a still slippery centre court and was stretched to a deciding set.

Tsonga completed victory with an ace after one hour 49 minutes and will be back in action later against Dutchman Igor Sijsling.

Top seed Andy Murray was due back on court to continue his second-round match against Frenchman Nicolas Mahut after rain stopped play on Wednesday with Murray leading by a set.

Should Murray complete his victory he will face a third- round match later against Australia's Marinko Matosevic.

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