London, June 19 (IANS) French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated compatriot Adrian Mannarino in his first match of the Queen’s Club Championships here on Monday.

Tsonga, 32, a finalist at Queen’s Club in 2011 and seeded fifth in this edition, needed just an hour and six minutes to eliminate Mannarino 6-2, 6-2, reports Efe.

In the round of 16, Tsonga will face the winner of the duel between Gilles Muller from Luxembourg and Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia.

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