Last Updated: July 4, 2012 8:07pm
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: delighted with his win on Court One
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reached his second successive Wimbledon semi-final with a 7-6 4-6 7-6 6-2 win over German Philipp Kohlschreiber on Court One.
Fifth seed Tsonga - who beat Roger Federer in the last eight last year - sealed victory on his first match point after rushing to the net and firing a crosscourt winner, closing out the contest after two hours and 48 minutes.
Tsonga will next meet fourth seed Andy Murray after he defeated David Ferrer later on Wendesday.
German Kohlschreiber, making his first appearance in a Grand Slam quarter-final, made it a tough afternoon for Tsonga, but the Frenchman's power ultimately proved the difference.
Tsonga sent down 17 aces, serving up to 136mph, and hitting countless service winners at crucial times in the match.
He lost to eventual champion Novak Djokovic at the last-four stage in 2011. "For me it's going to be a second chance after last year," Tsonga said.
"I will try to pay my best tennis. I enjoyed this moment again and I will try to win of course.
"Philipp played very well. He served well and was the better player from the baseline. It was tough out there."