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Tsonga clinches South Africa win

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Tsonga was in fine form this week

Top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won his third ATP title with a 6-4 7-6 (7-5) victory over fellow Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the SA Tennis Open final.

The 23-year-old did not drop a set in the five matches he played en-route to the title, although he was given a stiff test by the world number 61.

"I did a great job this week and am enjoying this moment," said Tsonga.

"I am very happy to have succeeded and am looking forward to defending my title next year."

The opening set went with serve until the 10th game when an unforced error at the net from Chardy handed Tsonga the advantage.


The second set was decided by another Chardy unforced error on his own service point during the tie-break.

Meanwhile, seventh seed Marin Cilic beat fellow Croatian and second seed Mario Ancic 6-3 6-4 to win the Zagreb Indoors.

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