Tsonga rallies to beat Berdych in Marseille final|
Marseille, France (Sports Network) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rebounded from losing
the first set to beat top-seeded Tomas Berdych in Sunday's final at the Open
13 tennis event.
The third-seeded Tsonga, who saved one match point, evened the bout in a
tiebreak and captured his 10th career title, including a seventh indoors,
with a 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 victory.
"This is a great victory. I stayed in the match even when it was very
difficult and waited for my chance," Tsonga said.
The Frenchman, who was coming off a first-round loss at Rotterdam last week,
became the third player to win multiple titles at this tournament, having also
won in 2009, and earned a first prize of $125,000.
Berdych, like Tsonga, appeared in his 17th career ATP final, with his record
falling to 8-9. The Czech had won the three previous matches against Tsonga.
"I had a few chances, but Jo was able to serve well in the moment," Berdych
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