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Tsonga beat Berdych to claim 10th tour title

February 24, 2013 23:18 IST

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saved a matchpoint before beating world number six Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 in the Marseille Open final to claim his 10th ATP Tour title on Sunday.

World number eight Tsonga was trailing 5-6 in the second-set tie-break but hit back-to-back aces to push the Czech to a decisive set and eventually put an end to his losing run against the top-seeded Berdych.

Tsonga, who had lost their three previous encounters, the latest in the ATP World Tour finals round-robin in November, made the most of his chances in the big-serving clash.

The local favourite had two break points in the third set's third game and broke serve to clinch his second title in Marseille after his 2009 triumph.

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