Metz, France (Sports Network) - Top seed and defending champion Jo-Wilfried
Tsonga was an easy second-round winner Wednesday at the Moselle Open tennis
The French crowd favorite Tsonga cruised past qualifier fellow countryman
Clement Reix 6-3, 6-3 on the indoor hardcourts at Metz Expo Parc. Tsonga
popped six aces and was not broken in the 79-minute affair.
Tsonga, who enjoyed an opening-round bye this week, defeated former titlist
Ivan Ljubicic in last year's Metz finale. A Frenchman has captured the last
three Moselle Open titles (Tsonga, Gilles Simon and Gael Monfils).
Also in the second round, fourth-seeded German Florian Mayer fought back to
best American veteran James Blake 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-4.
In a first-round match involving a seed, No. 5 Andreas Seppi of Italy overcame
Croat Ivan Dodig 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 6-4.
Additional opening-round wins came for American Jesse Levine and German
lucky-loser Michael Berrer. The journeyman Levine took out German Cedrik-
Marcel Stebe 6-3, 6-2.
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