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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins Open 13 title for 3rd time in his career

Posted By: IANS

Marseille, Feb 27: French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Open 13, defeating his countryman Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-4 in the summit clash here.

Sunday's final saw Tsonga's ninth victory in a row, with the match lasting 69 minutes, reports Efe.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga with the trophy (Image courtesy: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Twitter handle)

Tsonga executed seven aces against Pouille and managed to maintain his serve without a break.

The 31-year-old Frenchman had won the same competition twice before (in 2009 and 2013), while Sunday's title marks the 14th in his career, which has yet to feature a Grand Slam title.

IANS

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Story first published: Monday, February 27, 2017, 14:24 [IST]
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