ATP Moselle Open: Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to meet Gilles Simon in Sunday's final

Last Updated: 21/09/13 7:35pm

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: Battled back from a set down to beat Florian Mayer

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: Battled back from a set down to beat Florian Mayer

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Two-time defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga set up an all-French showdown against second seed Gilles Simon at the ATP Moselle Open in Metz.

He came through against eighth-seeded Florian Mayer of Germany, 4-6 6-2 6-3 to reach the final in his first tournament back since suffering a knee injury at Wimbledon.

The world No 8 had also needed three sets to beat Germany's Tobias Kamke in Friday's quarter-finals.

In the first semi-final, Simon was invincible on serve as he beat countryman Nicolas Mahut 6-3 7-6 (2) to stay on course for his first title of the year.

For the second consecutive match Simon did not face a single break point.

Simon, who lost the Eastbourne final in June, broke Mahut in the fifth game and took the first set against serve when Mahut planted a weak shot into the net.

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ATP Moselle Open 2013

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Simon storms to Metz success

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