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Tsonga downs Monfils in Qatar Open final

 Gael Monfils of France returns the ball to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during a final match at the Qatar ATP Open Tennis tournament in Doha, Qatar, on Saturda...
 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returns the ball to Gael Monfils of France during a final match at the Qatar ATP Open Tennis tournament in Doha, Qatar, on Saturda...
 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France holds the golden eagle trophy after winning his final match against compatriot Gael Monfils at the Qatar Open tennis tou...

Qatar ATP Open Tennis

Gael Monfils of France returns the ball to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during a final match at the Qatar ATP Open Tennis tournament in Doha, Qatar, on Saturda...

Qatar ATP Open Tennis

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returns the ball to Gael Monfils of France during a final match at the Qatar ATP Open Tennis tournament in Doha, Qatar, on Saturda...

Qatar ATP Open Tennis

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France holds the golden eagle trophy after winning his final match against compatriot Gael Monfils at the Qatar Open tennis tou...

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga shrugged off a slow start to down Gael Monfils 7-5, 6-3 in an all-French final at the Qatar Open on Saturday.
The sixth-ranked Tsonga, who reached the final when Roger Federer withdrew injured, fell behind 3-1 then found his rhythm, coming to the net more often and reeling off the final four games to win the first set.
The momentum carried over into the second set, when Tsonga broke Monfils to go up 4-2 and won the match when Monfils hit a backhand into the net after a long rally.
The match was delayed for 35 minutes after the first game by a fog which made the court too slippery.


Updated : 2021-03-04 15:17 GMT+08:00