Jo-Wilfried Tsonga loses opening match in Monte Carlo; Novak Djokovic wins


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Published 10:16 a.m. ET April 18, 2017 | Updated 34 minutes ago

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga loses opening match in Monte Carlo; Novak Djokovic wins.
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MONTE CARLO, Monaco (AP) — Back on court for the first time since the birth of his son, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was upset by a qualifier in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday.

The seventh-seeded Tsonga lost to fellow Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 in the first big tournament of the clay-court swing.

Novak Djokovic, playing his first match on clay since winning the French Open last year, was kept on court for more than 2 ½ hours by Frenchman Gilles Simon.

Back from an elbow injury, Djokovic looked a bit rusty and made a flurry of unforced errors, but the two-time champion prevailed 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 to move into the third round.

Simon broke for 5-4 in the decider with a forehand down the line, but Djokovic won the next three games and sealed victory when his opponent sent…

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