Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will take on Ivo Karlovic in the Men's singles semi-final clash of the Vienna Erste Bank Open 2016 on 29 October, Saturday.
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Tsonga has won the tournament once in 2011 after defeating Juan Martin del Potro in the final. He will be looking to make it to the final of the Vienna Erste Bank Open final once again.
The Frenchman can achieve this feat if he manages to beat Karlovic in the first semi-final clash. He does not hold a good record against his opponent on Saturday as the latter has won twice in the three matches they have played so far.
However, the 31-year-old will be hoping he can level the score when he takes on Karlovic this weekend. A victory will see him progress further in the tournament and keep his hope of lifting the title alive.
In the quarter-final clash, Tsonga defeated Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets, 6-2, 7-6. He has never dropped a set so far and will be looking to keep the second intact in the semi-final clash.
Karlovic defeated Karen Khachanov in the other quarter-final clash. It was not an easy tie for the Croatian as the outcome of the first two sets were decided on a tie breaker, with both winning on each occasion. It was Karlovic who was successful in winning the third set and also winning the match to progress to the semi-final.
Betting Odds (betfair)
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win: 5/12
- Ivo Karlovic to win: 19/10
Tsonga and Karlovic have faced each other on three occasions, with the latter winning on two occasions.
Vienna Open history
Tsonga and Karlovic will face each other for the first time in the Vienna Erste Bank Open on Saturday.