RESULTS - SUNDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER, 2013
Singles - Final
 [WC] G Simon (FRA) d  J Tsonga (FRA) 64 63
Doubles - Final
J Brunstrom (SWE)
/ R Klaasen (RSA) d N Mahut (FRA) / J Tsonga (FRA) 64
FINALS REVIEW - SIMON DENIES TSONGA THREE-PEAT;
ē Gilles Simon
won his second Metz title, turning back Jo-Wilfried
Tsonga 6-4, 6-3 in his attempt to three-peat at the
ē World No.
16 Simon won the 11th ATP World Tour title of his
career, 13 days after celebrating the birth of his
second son, Valentin.
28-year-old Simon improved
his winning streak in Metz to 9-0 after falling in the
opening round in his first four appearances. He did not
relinquish a set this week and was only broken twice all
ē The World
No. 8 Tsonga was
denied a place in history as the seventh active player
to complete a three-peat on the ATP World Tour. Three
players had already accomplished the feat this year,
with David Ferrer winning in Auckland, Novak Djokovic at
the Australian Open and Milos Raonic in San Jose.
Johan Brustrom and Raven Klaasen upset home favourites
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 7-6(5), for
their second title of 2013.
was the Swedish-South African duo's third final as a
team, all coming this year and all on French soil. They
fell in the Montpellier final, in February, but
prevailed on the clay of Nice in May.
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
was fighting a lot today. I saw that I had a chance and
I managed to win. Iím very happy about that."
cannot become a father every week. Itís a beautiful
story for sure. Unfortunately my wife and children
couldnít be here today. It was a great moment for me
because I missed the birth of our first child and this
time I was able to be there. I was very happy about
sad about losing the final today, but Iím happy with my
week. Gilles was just better than me today. Heís a great
player and he was very solid during the whole match.
That shows the few imperfections that I still have in my
"I didnít have enough energy to
make the difference against Gilles. But thatís normal.
Iím just coming back and I still need some time. Iím
happy that I got some matches under my belt this week
and it was great playing doubles together with Nicolas
do not often play in front of such a big crowd. It was a
great experience today."
"France has been really good to us this year. We love
playing in France and will be back soon again!"