It was a tight match, but Rafa defeated Tsonga 6-4 6-7(5-7) 6-4.
Rafa broke in the 7th game of the first set and that was all he needed.
Set two was a hold fest. Rafa had the only break points (2) and didn’t convert either of them. The set went to a tiebreaker with Tsonga going up 2-6. Rafa battled back to 5-6, but on his 4th set point, Tsonga finally took it.
Rafa broke early in the third set, but Tsonga broke back. They held serve until the 9th game when Rafa broke to take the match.
Some stats for Rafa:
Double faults: 2
1st Serve %: 67%
Win % on 1st serve: 76% (48/63)
Win % on 2nd serve: 65% (20/31)
Break Point Conversions: 38% (3/8)
Break Points Saved: 50% (1/2)
Total Points Won: 54% (110/205)