Published: Tue, February 12, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Tsonga wins ATP Tour title in Montpellier

Tsonga wins ATP Tour title in Montpellier

And the 33-year-old was a comfortable straight-sets victor over Herbert - a run of five games across the end of the first set and the beginning of the second holding the key.

Medvedev was contesting his second ATP Tour final of 2019, having lost to Kei Nishikori at the Brisbane International last month.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reached his first ATP Tour final in 16 months with victory over Radu Albot in the last four at the Open Sud de France. France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in action during the match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.

With no previous ATP wins before this tournament, the 25-year-old came from a set down to defeat Guido Pella 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.

Herbert required 93 minutes to wrap up his 6-2, 7-5 victory over Czech Tomas Berdych, who struggled with five double faults. In the third, he got an early break and eventually closed it out on his second match point.

Herbert's continued attack proved no match for Tsonga, who drilled backhand returns at his opponent's laces to earn two breaks of serve.

Russian third seed Daniil Medvedev dispatched French seventh seed Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-4 to claim a spot in the final in Bulgaria. Pella will face Juan Ignacio Londero - appearing in his first ATP final - after his countryman defeated Federico Delbonis 6-1 6-0 in one hour.

Medvedev finished the job with a break to love.

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