Jo-Wilfried Tsonga continues resurgence as Frenchman dominate in Marrakesh

Michael Graham
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - too good for Kyle Edmund in Marrakesh

The French were in dominant mood at the Grand Prix Hassan II, with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon, and Benoit Paire all making the semi-finals.

Tsonga was in particularly impressive form, needing just 66 minutes to cruise past Italian qualifier Lorenzo Sonego 6-3, 6-2.

It’s another positive sign for Tsonga, who will now play his third semi-final in 2019 as he battles to regain his ranking following injury.

Tsonga will face compatriot Bruno Paire for a place in Sunday’s final.

Paire, who has not contested a semi-final since Sydney 2018, blasted away Juame Munar 6-1, 6-3 in 58 minutes.

Simon, meanwhile, was made to work a lot harder for his place in the last four, needing over two-and-a-half hours to see off Taro Daniel 6-4, 7-5.

He will face defending champion Pablo Andujar next after the Spaniard was awarded a walkover by the injured Jiri Vesely.

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