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Tsonga Vaults Himself Into London Contention

As far as titles go, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga clinched the best year of his career on Sunday. The Frenchman won his fourth ATP World Tour title, a career best, beating Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 7-5 at the European Open in Antwerp.

“I'm feeling good. It's always good to win tournaments. I played really good tennis this week. I had a very good opponent today. He gave me a hard time. And I played some of my best tennis today on court,” Tsonga said.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins the European Open on Sunday, making it back-to-back years Frenchmen have captured the title in Antwerp.
“It's really good, really positive for me and I hope I will be able to do something even better in the next week.”

Tsonga had captured titles in Lyon (d. Berdych), Marseille (d. Pouille) and Rotterdam (d. Goffin) earlier this year. With his 16th career title (16-11), the 32-year-old also vaulted himself into contention to make his fourth appearance at the Nitto ATP Finals, to be held 12-19 November at The O2 in London.

Tsonga now has 2,055 points in the Emirates ATP Race To London, 550 points behind Pablo Carreno Busta, who currently holds the final qualification spot. But there are still two weeks remaining in the season for Tsonga to make up ground. He will try to do so this week at the Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna, where he is the eighth seed.

Source: http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/tsonga-schwartzman-antwerp-2017-final

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