Tsonga wins ATP Tour title in Montpellier

ATP Montpellier Tsonga and Berdych prevail. Denis Shapovalov loses

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won his first ATP title since 2017, beating fellow Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4 6-2 to win the Open Sud de France in Montpellier.

Tsonga improves to 17-12 in tour-level championship matches and extends his unbeaten FedEx ATP Head2Head record against Herbert to three matches. France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in action during the match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.

Wildcard Tsonga beat Moldova's Radu Albot 6-1, 6-3 after overcoming an early break in the second set.

And the 33-year-old was a comfortable straight-sets victor over Herbert - a run of five games across the end of the first set and the beginning of the second holding the key.

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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.

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.

Monfils had plenty of opportunities, earning seven break-point chances, but he converted just one.

Medvedev was largely comfortable in a 6-2 6-4 success and will take on Marton Fucsovics, who rallied from a set down to defeat Matteo Berrettini.

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