Tsonga ends wild-card run at Erste Bank

Top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ended the challenge of local wild card Dominic Thiem to reach the semi-finals of the Erste Bank Open.

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The Frenchman, who is one of the six players competing for four remaining spots at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London, prevailed in Vienna 6-4 3-6 7-6.

Tsonga, the champion in 2011, next meets Robin Haase, who hit back from losing the first set to knock out third seed Fabio Fognini 6-7 6-1 6-1.

Tommy Haas will play eighth seed Lukas Rosol in the other semi.

Germany's Haas saw off Radek Stepanek 7-6 6-3, while eighth seed Rosol ousted Ruben Bemelmans 6-3 1-6 6-3.

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