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Jerzy Janowicz of Poland celebrates afer defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during their match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Janowicz won 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Jerzy Janowicz of Poland celebrates afer defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during their match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Janowicz won 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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(AP) Rising Polish player Jerzy Janowicz upset eighth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.


The 22-year-old Janowicz improved his record against top-10 opponents to 3-5, having closed last year by reaching the Paris Masters final as a qualifier, beating Andy Murray and Janko Tipsarevic along the way. The 24th-ranked Janowicz is one of only five players under the age of 24 in the top 40.


After beating Tsonga with a forehand passing shot up the line on match point, Janowicz celebrated by ripping his shirt apart.


Last week's Madrid Open runner-up Stanislas Wawrinka withdrew before his match against Alexander Dologopolov with a right leg injury.


Later, Rafael Nadal begins his bid for a seventh Rome title against Fabio Fognini of Italy.


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