(September 23, 2012) -- Jo Wilfried Tsonga won his second consecutive Moselle Open title today, and the ninth of his career, when he walloped Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-2 in fifty minutes.
Top-seeded Tsonga put on a dominant serving display, winning 25 of 26 first serve points on the day and only dropping five points on his second serve. He hit seven aces and never faced a break point.
“His serve was impressive and there was very little I could do,” said Seppi afterwards. “Unfortunately, this is the way it goes sometimes indoors.”
Tsonga also converted two of three break points in each set to keep lots of distance between himself and the Italian.
"I do not need a sentence to summarize my week," said Tsonga. "just a word -- it's perfect."
The 27-year-old increased his lead over Janko Tipsarevic for the final spot in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals with the win. Tsonga was the runner up at last year’s World Tour Finals, losing to Roger Federer in the final.
Of Tsonga’s nine career titles, four have come in France (2008 Paris, 2009 Marseille, 2011 Metz, 2012 Metz).
Mahut and Roger-Vasselin Win Doubles Title
Second seeds Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin won their third ATP doubles title of 2012 when they defeated the fourth-seeded duo of Johan Brunstrom and Frederik Nielsen 7-6(3), 6-4 on Sunday.
All three of Mahut and Roger-Vasselin's titles in 2012 have come on home soil.
Brunstrom dropped to 1-10 in career finals with the loss. The Swede won his lone title in Gstaad while paired with Jarkko Nieminen in 2010.