1 Sep 2012

Tsonga beaten in New York

12:48 pm on 1 September 2012

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has become the first high-profile casualty in the men's singles at the US tennis Open in New York.

The fifth seed was beaten in 4 sets by Slovakian Martin Klizan in the second round.

Tsonga produced a strangely lacklustre display as he suffered his earliest-ever U.S. Open exit.

The left-handed Klizan had never been beyond the second round at a grand slam event before but he surprised Tsonga with some inspired tennis.

Tsonga rallied from 4-1 down in the fourth set to 4-3 but the 23-year-old Klizan held his nerve to seal the biggest victory of his career.