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Berdych downs Tsonga to capture Stockholm title



Stockholm, Sweden (Sports Network) - Tomas Berdych outlasted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Sunday's final at the Stockholm Open.

The second-seeded Berdych rallied past Tsonga, the No. 1 seed, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Berdych improved to 2-2 in finals this year, beating Gael Monfils to win the Montpellier title in February before losing in the Madrid final to Roger Federer in May and falling to John Isner in the final at Winston-Salem in August.

The Czech is now 8-8 for his career in title matches.

"It feels pretty good to have won a second title this season," Berdych said. "When I was 2-4 down in the second set, I remained positive and focused on my game. Against Jo you have to stay positive until the last point. I am happy that I was able to turnaround the match and that's what makes this title special."

Tsonga was trying to win his third title of 2012. He won in Doha to start the campaign in January and also captured the Metz crown in September.

Berdych is 3-1 lifetime against Tsonga.

With the victory, Berdych took home $113,795.

10/21 13:58:56 ET

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