Tsonga demolishes Paire

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Benoit Paire in straight sets to reach the round of 16 at the US Open on Sunday.

The 19th seed needed a touch over 90 minutes to emerge victorious in the all-French affair, winning 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 at Flushing Meadows.

Paire, who knocked out 2014 finalist Kei Nishikori in the first round, was unable to continue his dream run in New York City as Tsonga took advantage of his 35 unforced errors.

Tsonga converted three out of his seven break points for a break in each set, which was enough to earn a place in his second quarter-final at the US Open. 

The eleven-time ATP winner has been in fine form at the event, as he is yet to drop as set.

The win sets up a clash with defending US Open champion Marin Cilic. The pair has met on seven previous occasions, with the Croatian winning the last three encounters to take a 4-3 lead in their head-to-head. 

"Now I will play against Marin," said the 30-year-old.

"He's a good player. He beat me a few times in the past in big matches. For me, it's going to be important to prepare for this match as well as possible and try to find a way to go through." 

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