23 Feb 2009

Tsonga wins in Marseille

6:59 am on 23 February 2009

The Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has claimed his second ATP tennis title of the year, winning the Marseille Open with a 7-5 7-6 defeat of fellow Frenchman Michael Llodra in the final.

Fourth-seeded Tsonga, who won the South African Open two weeks ago, kept his cool under Llodra's pressure at the net to seal victory in one hour 43 minutes.

Tsonga, who now has four ATP titles under his belt, broke decisively in the 11th game to snatch the opening set.

The second set went with serve and world number 12 Tsonga took the resulting tiebreak 7-3, ending the match with his 11th ace on his first match-point.