Jo-Wilfried Tsonga collected his fourth career title in Metz beating Aljaz Bedene 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 6-3 in 2 hours, 47 minutes.
Four of Tsonga’s last five titles have come in France, and it’s his second in his home court this season after Montpellier in February.
“Mentally, I was very strong. I served really well when I needed to,” the 34-year-old Tsonga said. “The match was not easy at all. Aljaz was playing really well and it was a long match, I am definitely happy to win here again.”
Tsonga now has 18 career titles in 30 finals including 10 crowns in France.
Bedene falls to 0-4 career in ATP finals.
“I only lost serve twice this week, so that is probably the best serving week of my career,” said Bedene. “I had chances today. I had a set, 4-3 and a break point. He served well and I picked the wrong side, but it was close and it could have gone either way. I am disappointed. I wanted to win, but I am also happy with the week.”
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