Jo Wilfried Tsonga: I felt bad because of Rafael Nadal's level of play


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Jo Wilfried Tsonga: I felt bad because of Rafael Nadal's level of play

French tennis star Jo Wilfried Tsonga was full of praise for world No. 2 Rafael Nadal's Wimbledon third round performance against him as the Frenchman admitted that was one of the rare matches in his career where he felt he didn't even an opportunity.

Nadal, seeded at No. 3, demolished two-time Wimbledon semifinalist Tsonga 6-2 6-3 6-2 to set up a round-of-16 meeting against Portuguese Joao Sousa, who edged rising Briton Daniel Evans in a five-setter. 18-time Grand Slam champion Nadal broke Tsonga twice in the first set and once in the second set to take a comfortable two-set lead before he also dominated the third set to get the job done.

"I think he managed a big performance. I tried to find solutions but he was everywhere. Whenever I tried something new, he was there too. Not much to say, except that I didn't feel good on the court, because of his level of play.

This was one of the very few times in my career where I didn't even have an opportunity," Tsonga said post-match.