Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claimed the Open 13 title in Marseille with a hard-fought straight-sets win over fellow Frenchman Michael Llodra in the final today.
The fourth seed defeated his unseeded opponent 7-5 7-6 (7/3) in one hour 43 minutes to secure his fourth ATP title.
The 2008 Australian Open finalist, who beat Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals, broke for the second time in the 11th game of the first set and then held his serve to take the set.
The second set went with serve, Llodra saving two break points before Tsonga made short work of the tie-break.
Tsonga’s serve proved a telling factor as he won 87% of points on his first serve throughout the contest, 100% in the second set.
Llodra could only get 57% of his first serves in, compared to Tsonga’s 67%, while the fourth seed sent down 11 aces and did not serve a single double fault.
Llodra managed just seven aces and served four double faults.