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."