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Open 13 Sunday Tennis Results
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Open 13
Marseille, France


RESULTS - SUNDAY, 24 FEBRUARY, 2013

Singles - Final

[3] J Tsonga (FRA) d [1] T Berdych (CZE) 36 76(6) 64 - Saved 1 M.P.

Doubles - Final
[2] R Bopanna (IND) / C Fleming (GBR) d [1] A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) 64 76(3) 

SUNDAY REVIEW TSONGA BATTLES BACK TO WIN TITLE; BOPANNA/FLEMING VICTORIOUS
World No. 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga captured his 10th ATP World Tour title and second in Marseille, adding to his 2009 triumph.
Tsonga came back from match point down to beat Berdych. The Frenchman also saved five match points in his quarter-final victory over Bernard Tomic. Tsonga is the first player to win an ATP World Tour title saving match point(s) in two different matches during the same tournament since Sam Querrey in Los Angeles in 2010.
Tsonga ended a three-match losing streak to Berdych, notching his second win in six meetings with the Czech.
Rohan Bopanna and Colin Fleming lifted the doubles trophy on their team debut.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID  

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: This is a great victory. I stayed in the match even when it was very difficult and waited for my chance. I survived and took my chance when it came. Im very happy. This shows me that Im on the right way. The draw was very strong here.

On how it compares to his 2009 Marseille title: This victory is different from the one in 2009. Back then I had some problems. Today I see that my work pays off. The good thing was that I never gave up even if he played very well and didnt make any mistakes. I really want to do well. I do everything every day to be at the top which also means a lot of sacrifice.

Tomas Berdych: I had a few chances, but Jo was able to serve well in the moment. Thats the sport.  Here, I lost three tie-breaks. This one was very important. But it happens.

Rohan Bopanna: Its always tough to play against friends. Then I also want to thank my partner. He wasnt feeling well this morning but he came out and played a great match.

Colin Fleming: Its a great day for us. We beat one of the best teams in the world. They played the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals last year and Im sure theyll end up there again this year.

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