Tsonga races past Her­bert to win first ti­tle since 2017

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MONT­PEL­LIER: Jo-wil­fried Tsonga beat fel­low French­man Pier­reHugues Her­bert 6-4, 6-2 to win the Open Sud de France in Mont­pel­lier and claim his first ATP ti­tle since 2017 on Sun­day.

Her­bert, the sev­enth seed, was look­ing to snatch his maiden sin­gles ti­tle but Tsonga, whose 2018 sea­son was ham­pered by in­juries, only dropped four points on his serve. The 33-year-old had not won a tro­phy since he pre­vailed in An­twerp in Oc­to­ber 2017. Her­bert had no so­lu­tions in the sec­ond set as Tsonga im­proved his head-to-head record with his com­pa­triot to 3-0.

MOUTET TRI­UMPHS

CHEN­NAI: France’s Corentin Moutet, the sec­ond-seed, beat An­drew Har­ris of Aus­tralia 6-3, 6-3 in the sin­gles fi­nal on Sun­day to win the Chen­nai Open ATP Chal­lenger ten­nis tour­na­ment here.

MEDVEDEV WINS

SOFIA: Third seed Daniil Medvedev beat Mar­ton Fucso­vics 6-4, 6-3 to win the ATP Sofia Open.

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