French tennis star Tsonga wins third title at Metz

Metz (France), Sep 28 (IANS) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Gilles Simon 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 6-2 in an all-French final at the Moselle Open.

The two 30-year-olds faced each other for the second time in a final here on Sunday, reports Efe.

Simon beat Tsonga in the 2013 final, but this time Le Mans native, a semi-finalist at the French Open earlier this year, got revenge in a match that went two hours and 15 minutes.

Tsonga also won titles in Metz in 2011 and 2012.

The 250 points he earned for winning the title will help Tsonga to qualify for the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour Finals.

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