Tsonga wins Marseille Open title

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Tsonga_trophy REUTERS France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates after beating Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic in the final of the Marseille Open.

Paris – Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saved a matchpoint before beating world No 6 Tomas Berdych 3-6 7-6 6-4 in the Marseille Open final to claim his 10th ATP Tour title on Sunday.

World No 8 Tsonga was trailing 5-6 in the second-set tie-break but hit back-to-back aces to push the Czech to a decisive set and eventually put an end to his losing run against the top-seeded Berdych.

Tsonga, who had lost their three previous encounters, the latest in the ATP World Tour finals round-robin in November, made the most of his chances in the big-serving clash.

The local favourite had two break points in the third set's third game and broke serve to clinch his second title in Marseille after his 2009 triumph. – Reuters


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