Tsonga finishes off Melzer quickly at Wimbledon

Two young women hide under a towel as rain fall is halting the Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France against Jurgen Melzer of Austria first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Ben Curtis

LONDON (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga needed just four points and two minutes to complete a five-set victory over Jurgen Melzer at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

The 14th-seeded Frenchman was set to serve for the match at 5-4 in the deciding set when rain forced a suspension and eventually a postponement of the first-round match Monday.

Tsonga, a two-time semifinalist at Wimbledon, came back out Tuesday and held serve at love, finishing with his 20th ace, to complete a 6-1, 3-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 win.

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