Jo Wilfried Tsonga reacts to winning record fourth Metz title



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Jo Wilfried Tsonga reacts to winning record fourth Metz title

French tennis star Jo Wilfried Tsonga was satisfied with the way he performed and fought against Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene in the Metz final as the home favorite came from a set down to beat the Slovenian 6-7 (4) 7-6 (4) 6-3.

After winning a tight second set to force a decider, the 34-year-old Frenchman made a great start to the third set as he earned the first break of the match in the second game and served out the following game to love for a quick 3-0 lead.

Tsonga failed to convert two break points in the fourth game but his win was never in doubt as he didn't give Bedene a single break point in the rest of the set to win a record fourth title in Metz. "Mentally, I was very strong.

I served really well when I needed to,” Tsonga said post-match, per the ATP website. “The match was not easy at all. Aljaz was playing really well and it was a long match, I am definitely happy to win here again.

"It was a very difficult match. I stayed calm, focussed on doing the basics well and waited for the right moment to change the rallies."