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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeats Lucas Pouille to win 2017 Open 13

Feb 27, 2017 15:11 IST

Second-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on 26 February 2017 defeated Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-4 to win the 2017 Open 13.

The final, played in Marseille, France, was Tsonga's ninth victory in a row. He executed seven aces against Pouille and managed to maintain his serve without a break.

 

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

About Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Born on 17 April 1985, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is a French professional tennis player.

As of 27 February 2017, he is ranked World No. 7.

His career-high singles ranking is world No. 5, which he achieved in February 2012.

He won his first ATP Masters Series championship at the 2008 Paris Masters.

He also reached the final of the 2011 ATP World Tour Finals, where he lost to Roger Federer.

He achieved his second Masters Series win at the 2014 Canadian Open.

He has reached the quarterfinal stage of all four Grand Slams.

He is also the first and one of only three players (the others being Tomas Berdych and Stan Wawrinka) to have Grand Slam wins against each of the Big Four (namely Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray).

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About Open 13

The Open 13 is an annual men's tennis tournament.

It is played in Marseille, France.

The tournament is an ATP World Tour 250 series event on the Association of Tennis Professionals tour.

It is played on indoor hard courts at the Palais des sports de Marseille.

In 2016, the tournament was won by Nick Kyrgios.

Quick Digest

Who: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Where: Marseille , France

What: Won 2017 Open 13

When: 26 February 2017

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