Tsonga beats Federer to reach French Open semi-finals

Updated: Jun 04, 2013, 23:27 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Paris: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Roger Federer in the French Open quarter-finals on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals.

Tsonga swept to a 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 victory to reach his first semi-final in Paris.

"It`s extraordinary to be here and to have won," Tsonga said.

"I never dreamt of this moment. Today was my moment against a champion who has won everything. "I didn`t think I would get this far without losing a set. But Ferrer has not lost a set as well, he`s in great form."

The sixth seed will now face Spanish David Ferrer for a place in Sunday`s final.