David Goffin, pictured, came from behind to upend the top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Metz, France (SportsNetwork.com) -
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will not reach a fourth straight final in Metz after losing to rising Belgian David Goffin, while former champion Gael Monfils easily avoided a quarterfinal upset Friday at the Moselle Open tennis event.
The eighth-seeded Goffin came from behind to upend the top-seeded two-time champion Tsonga 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 on the indoor hardcourts at Metz Arena.
Tsonga dominated the first set, smacking five aces and converting both of his break points.
The players traded breaks in the third before Tsonga saved two break points at 15-40 down in the 11th game. But he missed a chance to win it and Goffin ultimately served out victory on his second match point.