ATP roundup: Tsonga, Herbert reach final in Montpellier

Tsonga's last victory was in Antwerp in October 2017

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats Pierre-Hugues Herbert to win first title since 2017

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga served up an all-French final at the South of France Open in Montpellier with a straight-sets semi-final win on Saturday.

The former world number five saw his 2018 season wrecked by injury but found form in Montpellier, beating Gilles Simon and Jeremy Chardy on his way to the final. The 33-year-old Tsonga brushed aside Moldovan Radu Albot 6-1 6-3 and will next face compatriot Pierre-Hugues Herbert for the title.

The win was Tsonga's first since the fall of 2017 when he beat Diego Schwartzman in Antwerp.

Tsonga then opened up a 5-1 lead and the match was beyond Herbert.

Pella took the first set in just 27 minutes, but he was broken in his first service game of the second set.

In the Sofia Open final, third seed Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation beat Hungarian Marton Fucsovics 6-4 6-3.

Herbert's continued attack proved no match for Tsonga, who drilled backhand returns at his opponent's laces to earn two breaks of serve.

The next breakthrough came early in the second set and Medvedev survived two break points in the sixth game, as Fucsovics' best chance at a fightback slipped from his grasp.

Having won the first set 7-6 (8-6), Norrie lost a second set tie-break 7-3 before Da Silva won the final set 6-2. He also committed five double faults and saved just four of eight break points, as Medvedev won in 76 minutes.

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