The opening two games lasted 13 minutes; service games were usually won quite easily since then, as they both were serving very well. Del Potro saved three mini set points at 4-all, and took the opener in a tie-break, in which Tsonga committed his fourth double fault at 5-all. At the beginning of the 2nd set Tsonga looked a bit disinterested, Del Potro led *2:1 (30/0), but made two consecutive casual forehand errors allowing his opponent to get back to the match. Tsonga grabbed four games in a row in total. In the decider the only break came at 3-all. Tsonga served out the last two games easily. “It was a special win,” the Frenchman said after the 2-hour 28-minute final. “I was supposed to win some points here and I did it. For now it’s good, but I will have to play well next week (in Valencia) so I will stay focused. It was an amazing match. At the beginning it was really tight. I was a bit down after losing that tie-breaker but I didn’t give away any easy points afterward.” Tsonga’s first win over Del Potro in four tries.
Tsonga’s route to his 7th title:
2 Jarkko Nieminen 3-6, 6-1, 3-1 ret.
Q Xavier Malisse 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-4
S Daniel Brands 6-2, 7-6(4)
W Juan Martin del Potro 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4
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