Tsonga wins marathon match against Isner

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reached the Wimbledon last 16 on Sunday by downing US marathon man John Isner 6-7 (3/7), 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, 19-17.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France reacts after winning against John Isner.   -  Getty Images

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reached the Wimbledon last 16 on Sunday by downing US marathon man John Isner 6-7 (3/7), 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, 19-17.

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French 12th seed Tsonga, a semifinalist in 2011 and 2012, saved a match point in the 32nd game of the final set.

The last set alone lasted more than two hours.

Isner, the 18th seed, famously won the longest tennis match ever played when he beat another Frenchman, Nicolas Mahut. 70-68 in the final set at Wimbledon in the first round in 2010.

The five-setter, stretched over three days, lasted 11 hours and five minutes.

Isner had led Tsonga by two sets to one when play was halted at sunset on Saturday.

The American ended the four-hour, 25-minute tie with 38 aces, 101 winners and 53 unforced errors.

Tsonga, who goes on to face fellow Frenchman Richard Gasquet for a place in the quarter-finals, hit 21 aces and 88 winners but made just 20 unforced errors.

Kyrgios downs Lopez to book Murray clash

Nick Kyrgios booked a clash with Andy Murray for a place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals after downing Feliciano Lopez in the third round on Sunday.

The Australian 15th seed won 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 6-4 on Court One in a match that was tied at one set all when bad light stopped play on Saturday.

Kyrgios will face second seed and 2013 champion Murray on Monday.

Kuznetsova hits out over coaching violation

Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the Wimbledon fourth round for the first time since 2008 on Sunday despite becoming involved in a row with the umpire over coaching.

The 31-year-old 13th seed battled back from 2-5 down in the final set to defeat US 18th seed Sloane Stephens 6-7 (1/7), 6-2, 8-6 and set up a last-16 clash with defending champion Serena Williams.

But the Russian was hit with a code violation for coaching early in the final set which prompted a bitter exchange with umpire Marijana Veljovic.

"I'm just doing my job," said the official.

"Well, you're not doing it very well," responded Kuznetsova, the 2004 US Open champion and 2009 French Open winner.

Kuznetsova inisted that she was not being coached by Hernan Gumy, claiming he was only passing on encouragement.

"It's really frustrating," said the three-time quarterfinalist.

"She warned me but I said, 'did you hear what he said?' I told her he talks a lot.

"He just said, 'great job, keep going'. It's very frustrating. I lost a little momentum after that but I managed to fight back."

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