Lucas Pouille won his fourth career-title, the third one this year After Budapest and Stuttgart, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 6-4 in the Vienna final. 'Winning the title today feels great', said Pouille in the press conference.
'It is always special to finish the week with a victory. I am very happy, as I didn’t really know what to expect when I was coming here. I haven’t won that many matches over the last couple of months. Now winning five in a row at an ATP 500-event is a great thing.
I knew that Jo could be a bit tired, as he had some tough matches. From the first point on I was very into my match. I took an early lead in the first set and a break in the second set. I served well and that made the difference.' About becoming the first player of the season to win an ATP title on all three surfaces, Pouille said: 'That’s great, as it means that I am able to play everywhere.
That’s important when you want to win big tournaments. If you look at the best players in the world, all of them won titles on different surfaces. However, I do not focus to improve on one particular surface, I just want to improve my game every day.' 'I really would love to party right now', Pouille laughed.
'But that’s tennis. I will play my first round match on Tuesday in Paris and I will have to go back as soon as possible in order to take some rest. Paris is always a special tournament for me but the main goal of the season is the Davis Cup.
I have been in the team since July 2016 and after 16 years we really want to bring the trophy home.' Tsonga, who was playing to win his fifth title of the year, said: 'Lucas deserved to win today.
He didn’t give me an opportunity to find the match. I am happy for him. I also enjoyed a positive week. I beat a couple of good players. Physically I was feeling okay but I was also a bit nervous, which made it a bit difficult.' ALSO READ: Roger Brennwald: 'Roger Federer makes us rest easy, but in the future...' .