Sunday, September 23, 2012

Tsonga defends Metz title with win over Seppi

Tsonga defends Metz title with win over Seppi

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crushed Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-2 to win the 2012 Moselle Open in Metz.

Tsonga, who needed less than an hour to claim the title, got closer to qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

The Frenchman lost only 6 points with his serve, hit seven aces and converted four of his six break point chances.

"I did great, it was good," Tsonga said. "I stayed focused all along, until the last second. I am very happy because it was the first time I have defended a title. I hope it will happen again," Tsonga, who has now won nine ATP title in his career, added.

Seppi was bidding to win his second title of the season after triumphing in Belgrade.

"I want to congratulate Jo because he played too well today,” said Seppi. “His serve was impressive and there's very little I could do. Unfortunately, this is the way it goes sometime indoors, matches go by really fast without being able to do anything. It was a great week for me and overall I am happy to have reached the final here."

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