Djokovic beats Tsonga to set up French quarterfinal against Raonic
PARIS (AP) - Novak Djokovic easily beat 13th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 in only 1 1/2 hours Sunday at the French Open to reach the quarterfinals for the 20th major tournament in a row.
The second-seeded Djokovic needs a title at Roland Garros to complete a career Grand Slam. He lost the 2012 final and in last year's semifinals — both times to Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic improved to 12-5 against Tsonga, including winning their last 10 matches and the past 15 sets they've played.
In the quarterfinals, Djokovic will face No. 8 Milos Raonic of Canada, who beat Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.
Raonic became the first Canadian man in the Open era to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament by defeating Granollers in the fourth round on Sunday.
The eighth-seeded Raonic broke Granollers four times and saved the only two break points he faced.
Relying on his powerful serve and forehand, Raonic made 54 winners to only 14 for Granollers, a clay-court specialist.
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