Tsonga overcomes Melzer

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, left, shakes hands with Jurgen Melzer after their match on Court One Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, left, shakes hands with Jurgen Melzer after their match on Court One

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wasted little time in securing a place in the second round of Wimbledon when returning to Court One on Tuesday morning.

The French 14th seed had been left frustrated by heavy late-evening rain which denied him the chance to serve for the match in an epic clash against Austrian Jurgen Melzer.

Tsonga was 6-1 3-6 3-6 6-2 5-4 in front when ominous dark clouds over south-west London delivered the downpour which finally brought play to a halt for the day just after 9pm.

However, Tsonga resumed in positive mood as the sun came out again at the All England Club on Tuesday morning, wrapping up the 10th game to love.

Tsonga will play the winner of the all-American clash between Bradley Klahn and Sam Querrey in round two, their match having also been held over from Monday night at the start of a deciding fifth set.

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