Roger Federer beats Tsonga to win Paris Masters title for first time: Roger Federer won the Paris Masters for the first time on Sunday beating Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 7-6 (7 / 3) in a one-sided final.
He won the Swiss star’s third tournament of the year after Doha earlier this year and his hometown of Basel event last week. It was also his 18th win Masters title second only to Rafael Nadal has won 19 times.
Tsonga who won here in 2008 and a popular figure among the noisy crowd Bercy Stadium was aggressive from the start and immediately had two break points.
The French finally got off the mark by holding serve in the third attempt but Federer was easy to serve and quickly pocketed the first set.
Tsonga looked shocked and frustrated, but he held serve twice to take a 2-1 lead early in the second set and, finally, benefited from some errors in the Swiss star to put a little pressure with the serve of his opponent.
Roger Federer of Switzerland beats Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Paris, France at the finals of the 2011 BNP Paribas Masters. The tournament victory is Federer’s second in a row, coming on the heels of the Swiss’ win in the 2011 Swiss Indoors Basel. A right cross that hit badly Federer in the network gave him the break point, but Tsonga went all out on your back with a service unit in the right line and lost by inches.
Federer held serve again due to level at 2-2, but he was in trouble again in the eighth game only for what initially seemed like a winner Tsonga in the baseline was called the wrath of both the crowd.
Both players held serve from there take the final in a tie-break which Federer dominated from the start to feed a 4-0 lead.
The win makes Federer the second player after Andre Agassi to win the French Open at Roland Garros, which took in 2009, and the title of Paris Bercy.
It prepares you for the final of the ATP Tour to be held in London from November 22. Federer won this tournament last year.