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By Chris Oddo | Sunday October 22, 2017


Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claimed his fourth title in 2017—and his sweet 16th overall—in Antwerp by taking out No.4-seeded Diego Schwartzman, 6-3, 7-5.

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Tsonga improves to 4-0 in finals this season and sets a new personal best for titles in a single season (his previous best was three in 2009).

Tsonga’s game was simply too imposing in the early going for Schwartzman in the pair’s first ever meeting. He did not face a break point in the opener and win 13 of 14 first-serve points.

But Schwartzman hit back in the second set, rallying from a break down to level on two occasions.

But Tsonga kept asking the difficult questions and eventually broke again for 6-5 when Schwartzman yanked a crosscourt backhand into the tramlines.

Tsonga would convert his first championship point a few minutes later when a Schwartzman backhand sailed long.

 

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