Tsonga wins Open 13 title for 3rd time in his career

Marseille (France), Feb 27 (IANS) French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Open 13, defeating his countryman Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-4 in the summit clash here.

Sunday’s final saw Tsonga’s ninth victory in a row, with the match lasting 69 minutes, reports Efe.

Tsonga executed seven aces against Pouille and managed to maintain his serve without a break.

The 31-year-old Frenchman had won the same competition twice before (in 2009 and 2013), while Sunday’s title marks the 14th in his career, which has yet to feature a Grand Slam title.