Tsonga retains Metz crown
Frenchman cruises past Seppi in the final of the Moselle Open
Last Updated: September 24, 2012 8:27am
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: Had no problems in Moselle Open final against Andreas Seppi
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retained his Moselle Open title after claiming a dominant 6-1 6-2 victory over Andreas Seppi in Metz.
The Frenchman, ranked sevenths in the world, proved far too strong for his Italian opponent as he wrapped up the victory in just 50 minutes.
Tsonga broke Seppi four times while his own serve rarely came under threat as he cruised to the ninth ATP title of his career.
The win also marks a second Tour trophy of the year for Tsonga following his success in Doha back in January.
"I did great, it was good. I stayed focused all along, until the last second. I am very happy because it was the first time I have defended a title. I hope it will happen again," he told French television channel Sport.
Tsonga claimed his first break of serve in the fourth game and did not look back from thereon, closing out the first set in 22 minutes and making only slightly longer work of the second.