Tsonga beats Berdych to reach World Tennis Tournament final
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 19, 2017 08:12 AM
FILE (AP Photo)ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrated his 400th career win in style by beating fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final of the World Tennis Tournament on Saturday.
The sixth-seeded Frenchman was dominant on serve, hitting 10 aces, winning 88 percent of his points on first serve, and not conceding a single break point against the hard-hitting Czech.
He broke Berdych once in each set and beat him for only the fourth time in 12 matches.
Tsonga will play third-seeded David Goffin of Belgium in the final.
Goffin easily won 6-1, 6-3 against French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert, a doubles specialist ranked only 109 in singles.
Tsonga, who is ranked 14, has 12 career titles and lost the final here in Rotterdam six years ago.
He leads 3-2 overall against Goffin, but they have not played each other in two years.
Goffin, who is ranked 11, won both of his career titles in 2014.