Tsonga wins Open Sud de France after beating Herbert | AP sports

Tsonga's last victory was in Antwerp in October 2017

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga put his injury nightmare firmly behind him by claiming a 17th ATP Tour title in an all-French final at the South of France Open.

Tsonga improves to 17-12 in tour-level championship matches and extends his unbeaten FedEx ATP Head2Head record against Herbert to three matches.

Medvedev put Fucsovics under pressure early on and had squandered three break points by the time he made one stick to go 4-3 in front.

The 33-year-old was only in Montpellier courtesy of a wildcard.

Later on Friday, sixth-seeded Jeremy Chardy faces Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in an all-French quarter-final, while Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus plays Radu Albot of Macedonia. At the Cordoba Open, Guido Pella set up an all-Argentine final after beating Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas.

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

The momentum was on Jo's side now and he kicked off the second set with a return victor that gave him a huge lead, extending the gap with another break in game five that propelled him closer to the finish line. He also committed five double faults and saved just four of eight break points, as Medvedev won in 76 minutes.

In the other semifinal, Bulgaria's Marton Fucsovics rallied to beat Italy's Matteo Berrettini 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 in 2 hours, 13 minutes.



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