Tennis: Darkness rescues Tsonga from defeat

France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returns the ball to Argentina's Renzo Olivo.
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returns the ball to Argentina's Renzo Olivo.PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - Argentina's Renzo Olivo was just a game away from knocking French number one and 12th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga out of Roland Garros on Tuesday (May 30) before the match was halted for bad light.

World number 91 Olivo was leading the two-time semi-finalist 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 5-4 when play was halted on Philippe Chatrier court at 2155 local time (1955 GMT).

Olivo was broken as he served for the match in the gathering gloom.

The winner will face Britian's Kyle Edmund for a place in the last 32.