Tsonga, Del Potro, Proceed into Shanghai Masters Semis.

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga edged closer to the ATP World Tour by beating Germany’s Florian Mayer in straight sets in China.

The seventh seed moves into the semi-finals of the Shanghai Rolex Masters after a 6-2, 6-3 win over the unseeded Mayer.

Juan- Martin del Potro also reached the last four with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Nicolas Almagro.

Del Potro and Tsonga among those in the race for the final five spot of the season-ending tournament at London’s O2 Arena.

Argentinean Del Potro, 25, currently 5th seed, can secure the ticket to London by reaching the final in Shanghai while Tsonga will have to keep impressing all throughout Japan and Paris Masters later this month.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

The 28-year-old Frenchman will play either Novak Djokovic or Gael Monfils, who saw off Roger Federer, in the semis.