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Tsonga wins Open Sud de France af­ter beat­ing Her­bert

MONT­PEL­LIER, FRANCE >> Jo-Wil­fried Tsonga beat Pierre-Hugues Her­bert 6-4, 6-2 in an all-French fi­nal of the Open Sud de France on Sun­day, win­ning his 17th ca­reer ti­tle and deny­ing his coun­try­man a first.

Tsonga broke the sev­enth-seeded Her­bert’s serve three times and dropped only four points through­out the match on his own serve.

The 33-year-old Tsonga was out for seven months last year fol­low­ing a left-knee in­jury.

His pre­vi­ous ti­tle was in Oc­to­ber 2017 at the Euro­pean Open in An­twerp.

He also beat Her­bert, who owns a ca­reer grand slam in dou­bles, in their two pre­vi­ous matches.

Her­bert has now lost his three sin­gles fi­nals on the ATP Tour.

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