Tsonga reaches first ATP Tour final since 2017

Ross Houston
February 12, 2019

The 33-year-old Tsonga, who struggled much of last year because of a knee injury, won his last title in October 2017 at the European Open in Antwerp.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga served up an all-French final at the South of France Open in Montpellier with a straight-sets semi-final win on Saturday. France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in action during the match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.

A break late in the opener left Tsonga serving for the set and he maintained that momentum to go a break up in the second.


Tsonga is in line for his 17th career title after beating Radu Albot of Moldova 6-1, 6-3.

I hope to be able to play the same tennis in the final.' Doubles specialist Herbert secured a fine 6-2 7-5 win over Czech Tomas Berdych, who had reached the final of the same event in 2012. But Tsonga read the play on his second break point, guiding a forehand return victor up the line to earn the break.

In the Sofia Open final, third seed Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation beat Hungarian Marton Fucsovics 6-4 6-3.


Herbert, the seventh seed, was looking to snatch his maiden singles title but Tsonga, whose 2018 season was hampered by injuries, only dropped four points on his serve. Medvedev will play Marton Fucsovics in the final on Sunday after the Hungarian defeated Italy's Matteo Berrettini 5-7 7-5 6-3.

Pella's victory guaranteed an all-Argentina final, as countrymen Juan Ignacio Londero and Federico Delbonis faced off in the other semifinal.


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