Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins ATP Tour title in Montpellier
Last Updated: 11/02/19 10:29am
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Montpellier Open title on Sunday with a 6-4 6-2 win over fellow Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
It was Tsonga's first ATP Tour title in more than 15 months - last season he lost the Montpellier semi-final then missed seven months through injury. As a result, Tsonga was ranked as the world No 210 heading into this week's tournament.
He needed just 73 to defeat Herbert in straight sets, dropping just four points behind his first serve.
Tsonga joins Gael Monfils (2010, 2014), Richard Gasquet (2013, 2015, 2016) and Lucas Pouille (2018) as French winners of the Montpellier event.
Elsewhere, Daniil Medvedev claimed the Sofia Open trophy by beating Marton Fucsovics 6-4 6-3 in the final.
Russia's Medvedev, the world No 16, has reached at least the semi-finals in five of his last nine events. He began 2019 by losing to Kei Nishikori in the Brisbane final.
At the inaugural Cordoba Open, wildcard Juan Ignacio Londero clinched his first ATP Tour title in an all-Argentine final.
With no previous ATP wins before this tournament, the 25-year-old came from a set down to defeat Guido Pella 3-6 7-5 6-1.
After a shaky start which saw Pella race to a 3-0 lead in the first set, and then 4-2 in the second, Londero recovered to convert his sixth set point and level the match against his countryman who had beaten him in all three of their
Londero, ranked world No 112, cruised to the win in the decider, breaking his opponent three times to overcome the eighth seed - who was also chasing his maiden ATP Tour title - in just over two hours.
Additional reporting by Press Association
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