Tsonga ends wait for ATP Tour title

Tsonga ends wait for ATP Tour title

Tsonga ends wait for ATP Tour title

Tsonga will be bidding for his 17th singles title but his first since 2017.

Injury-plagued Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claimed the 17th title of his career on Sunday when he defeated French compatriot Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-2 to claim the Montpellier title.

The 33-year-old Tsonga ranks No. 210 but will vault to around No. 140.

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga poses with the title.

Meanwhile, at the Sofia Open, a Frenchman was beaten in the semi-finals as Gael Monfils went down to third seed Daniil Medvedev.

Herbert required 93 minutes to wrap up his 6-2, 7-5 victory over Czech Tomas Berdych, who struggled with five double faults.

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Tsonga broke the seventh-seeded Herbert's serve three times and dropped only four points throughout the match on his own serve.

Guido Pella survived a three-set battle against Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, to win in front of his home crowd and advance to the final in Argentina.

Tsonga downed Moldova's Radu Albot 6-1, 6-3 in just 69 minutes, converting five of his six break-point opportunities and notching seven aces.

The momentum was on Jo's side now and he kicked off the second set with a return victor that gave him a huge lead, extending the gap with another break in game five that propelled him closer to the finish line.

Medvedev finished the job with a break to love.

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