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Top-seeded Serbian Novak Djokovic will take on World No. 7 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France on Sunday, in his quest to claim third straight China Open title in Beijing. Both contenders have been enjoying tremendous forms of late and we can expect some scintillating tennis action, when these two global tennis stars will collide with each other on Sunday.
The Serbian earned straight sets 6-1, 6-4 victory over Florian Mayer of Germany in one hour on Saturday to secure his berth in the final of this ATP World Tour 500 hard-court tournament. Well, Djokovic has a perfect 13-0 record in Beijing and has a stellar 64-11 win-loss record for the season. Though, the Serbian could not repeat his 2011 season’s success this year, he has already claimed three titles with Aussie Open, Miami Masters and Rogers Cup.
On the other hand, Frenchman Tsonga advanced into his 15th tour-level final after Feliciano Lopez of Spain retired due to a left wrist injury in the second set. Tsonga was leading with 6-1, 4-1 after 43 minutes of play. The Frenchman will now contest his third ATP World Tour title match of the year. Earlier this season, he claimed the Qatar Open title in January and then recently he won the Moselle Open in Metz.
When asked about this contest Djokovic said, “He’s been playing really well. There's no secrets between each other, between us. I mean, we have played many times, played a lot of important matches on the big stage. He's a very powerful player, big serve, big forehand, and if that works, he can win against anybody on any surface, to be honest. So there is no clear favorite, I think, in tomorrow's match. We have both been winning quite comfortably. It's going to be a good final hopefully for the tournament.”
In head-to-head, Djokovic leads with 7-5 against the feisty Frenchman. Last time they met in London Olympics this year, where the Serbian prevailed over Tsonga in straight sets. The Frenchman must be looking forward to avenge that sore loss.
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