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French Open Results 2012: Novak Djokovic Battles Back To Reach Semifinal

On Tuesday afternoon, No. 1 Novak Djokovic battled back in order to defeat No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals round of the 2012 French Open winning 6-1, 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (14), 6-1. Djokovic trailed Tsonga 2-1 largely because he scored on just 30 percent of his second serves. Djokovic's first serve percentage fell from 71 to just 60 percent from the second to third set, and he continued to struggle with his second serve, scoring on just 35 percent.

All of this came after a dominant first set that saw Djokovic win easily 6-1. After dropping the next two sets, Djokovic battled back in a tenacious fourth set that saw Djokovic save match point twice while serving down 5-4 and 6-5. Down 4-3 in the tiebreak, he was able to take two straight points after Tsonga missed his first serve twice in a row. He would win the tiebreak 8-6 to force a definitive fifth set, which Djokovic won with ease.

Djokovic will now face No. 3 Roger Federer in the Semifinal.

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