Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins South of France Open title

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga put his injury nightmare firmly behind him by claiming a 17th ATP Tour title in an all-French final at the South of France Open.

Tsonga needed just 74 minutes to defeat compatriot Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4 6-2 in Montpellier for his first tournament triumph since October 2017.

The 33-year-old played just 12 matches in 2018 due to injury and began the week ranked 210th in the world, but was simply too good for Herbert, serving seven aces and winning 87 per cent of points on his first serve.

Tsonga broke for a 5-4 lead in the opening set and served it out to love before breaking his opponent twice more to cruise to a straight-sets win.

Russia's Daniil Medvedev claimed his fourth ATP Tour title with a straight-sets victory against Hungary's Marton Fucsovics in the final of the Sofia Open.

The pair shared the opening six games before trading three straight breaks of serve, with Medvedev securing two of those, before the Russian served out the first set.

Fucsovics, playing in just his second ATP final of his career, was broken in the third game to hand his 22-year-old opponent the upper hand before Medvedev earned his second break to love in the final game to secure his first crown of 2019.

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