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Summary

  1. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats Kei Nishikori in five sets
  2. Frenchman to face Stan Wawrinka in last four
  3. Play was suspended when scoreboard panel fell down
  4. Wawrinka beat Roger Federer 6-4 6-3 7-6 (7-4)
  5. Ana Ivanovic and Lucie Safarova into women's semis

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Federer
AP

So Stan Wawrinka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Ana Ivanovic and Lucie Safarova - Maria Sharapova's nemesis - are all into the semi-finals. Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori, Elina Svitolina and Garbine Muguruza are all jumping on the plane home.

Tomorrow will we see if the likes of Andy Murray, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams need to focus on the last four - or dig out their passports for the flight home.

Do. Not. Miss!

If just eyeing up tomorrow's order of play doesn't excite you, then I urge you to read these two stories ahead of Andy Murray v David Ferrer and Rafa Nadal v Novak Djokovic:

And if you want to recap on today's big Roland Garros news....

Wednesday's play

Court Philippe Chatrier (13:00 UK start):

Women's Singles: 1 S Williams (US) v 17 Errani (ITA)

Men's singles: 1 Djokovic (SER) v 6 Nadal (SPA)

Court Suzanne Lenglen (13:00 UK start):

Women's Singles: 23 Bacsinszky (SWI) v Van Uytvanck (BEL)

Men's Singles: 3 Murray (GB) v 7 Ferrer (SPA)

Wednesday's order of play

Feder
Reuters

As Roger Federer waves goodbye to Roland Garros for another year, it is almost time for us to say farewell too. But, before we do that, here is what is coming up tomorrow....

Stats of the day

  • Stan Wawrinka earned his first Grand Slam win against fellow Swiss Roger Federer at the fifth attempt
  • Wawrinka reached the semi-final at Roland Garros for the first time
  • Tsonga is the second Frenchman in the Open Era to reach multiple semi-finals at Roland Garros
  • Tsonga recorded back-to-back wins against top five seeds at a Slam for the first time

Federer targets Wimbledon

Wawrinka 6-4 6-3 7-6 (7-4) Federer

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

"While Stan Wawrinka has Friday's semi-final to think about, Roger Federer is already planning for the next Slam. Here's some more from his post-match news conference:

"I'm already thinking what I'm going to do the next few days, because Wimbledon is going to be a big goal for the season. That's where I want to play my best.

"It's a big goal for me. I want to win it, and I feel like my game is good. It's been solid, it's been positive, and I have just got to keep it up now."

Tsonga into semi-finals

Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 3-6 Tsonga

Tsonga
AFP

When Jo-Wilfried Tsonga strolled out on to Court Philippe Chatrier today, he would have been forgiven for thinking that victory would earn him a semi-final against Roger Federer.

Now he knows Federer won't be standing across the net. Instead it will be another Swiss player in the shape of Stan Wawrinka, who beat the 17-time Slam winner

in a 6-4 6-3 7-6 (7-4) success.

Any pleasure that Tsonga may derive from that fact might evaporate when he watches the tape of Wawrinka's excellent win....

Tsonga into semi-finals

Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 3-6 Tsonga

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

Tsonga
AP

"That is some win for the man from Le Mans, who missed the first three months of the year with an arm injury.

"Few people expected him to be back contending for Grand Slams this soon, if at all, and while Wawrinka is clearly in terrific form, you'd take a French Open semi-final that doesn't involve Nadal or Djokovic.

"Big Jo then goes for the now traditional celebratory writing of words in clay, which is the Roland Garros version of climbing into the stands to hug your family at Wimbledon."

Tsonga into semi-finals

Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 3-6 Tsonga

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
AP

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is lapping up the plaudits! And rightly so after digging deep to pull this five-set win - against fifth seed Kei Nishikori - out of the bag.

The 14th seed Frenchman collapses to the Philippe Chatrier clay in celebration, then climbs back to his feet before stripping off his sweaty shirt and hurling the black t-shirt towards one grateful punter. Wonder if they will wash it....

Game, set and match - Tsonga

Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 3-6 Tsonga

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
AP

All over! Home favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reaches the last four of the French Open!

What a way to start a service game for the match. Tsonga hammers down a blink-and-you'll-miss-it first serve which Nishikori does well to stick any string on. His Japanese opponent responds, only for another ace to come thundering towards his eyeline.

Tsonga needs two points to win. Nishikori goes long. Tsonga needs one point to win. Nishikori goes long again - and that means it is game, set and match!

Tsonga serving for the match

Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 3-5 Tsonga*

If Tsonga is going to win this match - as expected now - then he is going to have to win it on his own serve. Nishikori storms into a 40-0 lead, allows Tsonga a point, before completing the job. Tsonga looks very relaxed - he knows what he has got to do....

*Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 2-5 Tsonga

Every Tsonga point is greeted with rapture from the Court Philippe Chatrier faithful. Now he is just four points away from reaching the last four on home clay.

Tsonga is causing some real damage with his probing forehands now. He goes deep to force a scrambling Nishikori into a wide return, that following a huge first serve. Then he guides a volley to the back of the court to hold to love.

Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 2-4 Tsonga*

Hang on. Kei Nishikori is not going quietly. The Japanese rediscovers his service game, seeing it out to love, to pause the Parisian party. Momentarily at least...

*Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 1-4 Tsonga

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

"Brilliant stuff from Tsonga and his mojo is well and truly back with him, as is the Paris crowd. The local hero does his best to shut it all out at the changeovers, closing his eyes as though meditating, while Nishikori fidgets and fiddles with drinks, towels, racquets etc.

"Whoever wins this will get the benefit of two clear days to recover before facing Stan Wawrinka on Friday. They might need it."

*Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 1-4 Tsonga

The Paris crowd have found their voice again - which, unsurprisingly, has coincided with their man finding his rhythm. Tsonga holds his serve, finishing with a blistering ace, to move within two games of the last four. The home fans are singing like they are watching Paris St-Germain at the Parc des Princes now...

Tsonga breaks

Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 1-3 Tsonga*

Kei Nishikori
AFP

"A sportsman's best friend is Mo. Mo-mentum." I can remember hearing a football pundit come out with that cringeworthy line once - but it is actually very true.

Tsonga looked to be on the ropes a short time ago, but the Frenchman is back on his feet and jabbing with enthusiasm. A poor shot selection from Nishikori gives him a chance at 40-30, then the Japanese man hands over a double fault for deuce.

That's the opening Tsonga craved. And the 14th seed prises open the door to the match by forcing Nishikori into two successive errors.

The second story in town

Wawrinka 6-4 6-3 7-6 (7-4) Federer

Stan Wawrinka tweets
Stan Wawrinka on Twitter

What's the other top story?! If you have been engrossed in the tennis (which I hope you have) then you might have missed that Fifa president Sepp Blatter - another Swiss - is

to resign from his role of football's world governing body.

Federer faces up to defeat

Wawrinka 6-4 6-3 7-6 (7-4) Federer

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

Wawrinka and Federer
EPA

"Roger Federer has been facing the media after his defeat by Stan Wawrinka.

"'We know he can do this and it's nice for him he can string it together now. The wind was tough, and it's even more impressive the way Stan was able to play. He was clutch on the big points and really didn't give me much, so credit to him for playing so well today'."

*Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 1-2 Tsonga

The hulking Tsonga is the kind of man who you wouldn't want raining heavy serves at you. And the 30-year-old finally finds his range, bombing them at Nishikori who scuttles for cover, eventually winning the game to love with a big ace.

Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 1-1 Tsonga*

Nishikori eases into a 40-15 lead and looks to be coasting towards a comfortable hold. But wait! Tsonga raises the crowd - and his self-confidence - with a well-worked point that ends in him hurtling towards the tape to smash over a volley winner.

Nishikori -for the first time for at least two sets - looks a little rattled, swiping a cross-court volley wide into the tramlines for deuce.

Another error with the forehand gives Tsonga advantage, only for the Frenchman's hopes of an early break are quickly extinguished as Nishikori regains composure.

*Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 0-1 Tsonga

Tsonga
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"Tson-gaaa, clap, clap, clap (repeat)." The French crowd are fully supporting their man as he toils with his serve before doing enough to keep out his Japanese opponent.

Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 0-0 Tsonga*

Brief break on Court Philippe Chatrier - perhaps one, or both, players needed to nip to the gents. I know the feeling.

Anyway...they are back on the clay. Tsonga opens up the fifth and deciding set, spurred on by the supportive French crowd...

Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 Tsonga*

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

"Nishikori has won 14 games to eight since the scoreboard interruption, and the stats suggest he's a heavy favourite now. The Japanese player won his only previous Grand Slam meeting with Tsonga in five sets at the 2012 Australian Open, he's on a five-match winning streak in five-set matches, and a seven-match winning streak against French opposition at the Grand Slams. It's not looking great for Jo."

Game and fourth set - Nishikori

Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 Tsonga*

On we go. You had better put your dinner on hold - we're heading into a fifth set.

But it is not without plenty of graft from Nishikori, who blows a double set point at 40-15. One goes begging as he slaps a baseline return long. Nishikori then slaps his racquet in frustration. The second? That slips through his grasp too. Maybe a bit of tension creeps in as he goes looking for the winner but finds the net.

Deja vu on the next point, giving Tsonga advantage. But the 25-year-old Japanese raises his game again, forcing Tsonga wide in successive points then leaving him with no reply to a powerful deep return.

*Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 5-3 Tsonga

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
EPA

Tsonga must win three games in a row to stand any chance of taking this set and, therefore, the match. A routine service game is what he needs.

The 14th seed starts brightly, racing into a 40-0 lead. Surely this is job done? Oh no. Nishikori battles back, forcing Tsonga into a lazy backhand return that dusts the clay inside the tramlines, then plucks out a pair of forehand winners from the top drawer. Deuce.

But Tsonga, spurred on by the home fans in the fading Parisian sun, responds with a quick ace and mops up with a volley. Nishikori serves for the set...

Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 5-2 Tsonga*

Worth pointing out again that Nishikori's revival has been sparked by that enforced break earlier. In case you missed it,

three people were injured when a piece of the scoreboard on Court Philippe Chatrier was blown off by the strong Paris winds.

At that stage, Nishikori was trailing 6-1 5-2 to Tsonga and looked to be heading towards a three-set defeat. Now, after holding his serve, he is one game away from levelling after four sets...

*Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 4-2 Tsonga

The Roland Garros crowd are backing their man with plenty of vocal support - and boy does he need it. Tsonga rallies to hold his serve, batting off plenty of probing questions from the fleet-footed Japanese player.

Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 4-1 Tsonga*

Ladies and gentlemen, I predict a fifth set. Hardly rocket science, that I know, but Kei Nishikori is oozing confidence now. The 25-year-old, wearing a trendy blue headband, is light on his feet and racing around the clay court to meet everything that Tsonga throws at him. Usually with a stinging forehand which finds the tarpaulin behind Tsonga.

Nishikori breaks

* Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 3-1 Tsonga

Kei Nishikori
AFP

An air of concern hangs over Court Philippe Chatrier. That's because the French crowd sense the momentum is turning away from their man towards his Japanese opponent in this third set.

Another blistering forehand from Nishikori is countered by some dogged Tsonga returning as the pair trade blows for 30-30. Then, at the worst possible moment, Tsonga double faults to give a gift-wrapped present to Nishikori.

And the Japanese fifth seed grabs it with both hands like a child on Christmas morning, Tsonga having no response to a swift return.

Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 2-1 Tsonga*

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

"Tsonga is driven to distraction as another chance to get what could be the decisive break slips by with a loose forehand. The Frenchman looks to his box and curses the swirling wind and clouds of brick-red dust.

"For a man working his way back from injury, and with a 1-4 record against his opponent, it's been a good effort from Tsonga. The finish line is tantalisingly close though."

Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 2-1 Tsonga*

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
AFP

Big chance for Tsonga! Two break points are thrown his way by Nishikori. One...goes. Two...go. Tsonga looks bemused as he lambasts the impact of the swirling wind on a rogue forehand return.

Tsonga looks to have lost focus, allowing his Japanese opponent to force deuce and then take the game. Somehow - and I'm not sure he knows how - Nishikori survives.

*Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 1-1 Tsonga

Tsonga is not finding his first serve - good job his second is up to scratch. The big Frenchman keeps Nishikori at arm's length with his second tosses, seeing out the game with a hold to love.

Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 1-0 Tsonga*

Nishikori is finding his groove after that awful start on Court Philippe Chatrier. The Japanese man, aiming to become the first player from his country to reach a French Open semi-final in 82 years, gives Tsonga the eyes with a wonderful forehand winner for the game.

Game and third set - Nishikori

Nishikori 1-6 4-6 6-4 Tsonga

And I say IF Tsonga wins because it is no longer looking like a formality. Kei Nishikori turns on the style to break Tsonga's serve and claim the third set.

Wawrinka v Tsonga? Or Nishikori?

Nishikori 1-6 4-6 5-4 Tsonga

If Jo-Wilfried Tsonga does come through his quarter-final then he will be facing Stan Wawrinka in the last four.

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Nishikori 1-6 4-6 5-4 Tsonga

Piers Newbery watching Nishikori v Tsonga

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

"Nishikori is hanging on by his fingernails as Roland Garros reverberates with cheers from Chatrier to Lenglen, Tsonga to Federer.

"The Frenchman has his chance to get that break that would leave him serving for the match, but Nishikori comes through an epic game to stay on serve at 5-4 in the third.

"Meanwhile, during the changeover, the cheers from Lenglen fill the air. Drama all over the place this afternoon."

Game, set and match

Federer 4-6 3-6 6-7 (4-7) Wawrinka

Kei Nishikori
AFP

Federer staves off the first match point. But not the second! Wawrinka smells blood and moves into the net for the kill, crashing a volley into the left corner as Federer gives up the chase on the opposite side of the clay.

Stan Wawrinka through to the French Open semi-finals at the expense of his Swiss rival Roger Federer.

*Federer 4-6 3-6 6-6 (3-6) Wawrinka

Federer is NOT happy. Wawrinka is unruffled. He holds serve to lead 5-3 in the tie-break as Federer glares across the net. Three blasts from Wawrinka gives him another winner - and three match points....

Federer 4-6 3-6 6-6 (3-4) Wawrinka*

Federer serves and volleys a winner at the net to level. Wawrinka forehand goes long. Or does it? The umpire gives Wawrinka the point - Federer questions the call. It is given - the first mini-break in the decider.

*Federer 4-6 3-6 6-6 (2-3) Wawrinka

Wawrinka keeps his nerve with a forehand winner followed by a backhand.