Tuesday, 23 April, 2019

Herbert beats Berdych to reach Montpellier final

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Montpellier title Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Montpellier title
Cassandra Castillo | 12 February, 2019, 20:54

Past year in Montpellier, he held two match points in the semifinals against his compatriot, Lucas Pouille, but unfortunately, the Manceau retired with the score at 6-1, 5-5 due to left hamstring injury.

Tsonga improves to 17-12 in tour-level championship matches and extends his unbeaten FedEx ATP Head2Head record against Herbert to three matches.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga put his injury nightmare firmly behind him by claiming a 17th ATP Tour title in an all-French final at the South of France Open.

I hope to be able to play the same tennis in the final.' Doubles specialist Herbert secured a fine 6-2 7-5 win over Czech Tomas Berdych, who had reached the final of the same event in 2012.

Tsonga next plays Radu Albot of Macedonia, who won 6-2, 7-6 (2) against qualifier Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus.

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga hit 18 aces but needed four match points to beat seventh-seeded Jeremy Chardy 6-7 (6), 7-6 (4), 6-4 in an all-French quarterfinal.

Pella's victory guaranteed an all-Argentina final, as countrymen Juan Ignacio Londero and Federico Delbonis faced off in the other semifinal.

Russia's Daniil Medvedev claimed his fourth ATP Tour title with a straight-sets victory against Hungary's Marton Fucsovics in the final of the Sofia Open.

Monfils had plenty of opportunities, earning seven break-point chances, but he converted just one.

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