Tsonga beats Berdych to reach Rotterdam final

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Tomas Berdych to move into the final of World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.


Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is now one win away from his first title since September, 2015.   -  Reuters (File Photo)

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga chalked up his 400th career victory in beating Czech Tomas Berdych to reach the final of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament final in Rotterdam on Saturday. Tsonga, 31, went through 6-3, 6-4 to move one victory away from his first title since September, 2015.

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Tsonga needed just one break of serve to snaffle the opening set against the 2014 champion and eased through after a repeat at the start of the second. Dominant throughout, he did not face a single break point.

In the final, Tsonga will face David Goffin, who defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-1, 6-3 in the other semifinal.


Semifinals: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x6) bt Tomas Berdych (CZE x4) 6-3, 6-4; David Goffin (BEL x3) bt Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 6-1, 6-3.

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