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2012 French Open: Juan Martin Del Potro And Jo-Wilfred Tsonga Advance On Day One

After seeing Andy Roddick get upset by Nicolas Mahut early in day one, its clear that the 2012 French Open can give us some unexpected turns with every game, set and match.

2009 U.S. Open Champion Juan Martin Del Potro was able to deal with a lingering left knee issue to move forward with a 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-1 win over Albert Montanes. Del Potro had his knee wrapped before the game began and added further wrapping after the second set, but he carried on to defeat Montanes in four sets.

The No. 5 player in the world and the local favorite, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga battle through a slow beginning to take out Andrey Kuznetsov, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. 2003 French Open champ, Juan Carlos Ferrero, won in straight sets (6-1, 6-4, 6-3) over Jonathan Dasnieres de Veigy.

For more updates on the 2012 French Open, please stay tuned to this StoryStream. For lots more on all things tennis, keep checking SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.