Tsonga back in Top 10

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claimed a second title in as many weeks and surged into the world top 10 after beating fellow Frenchman Lucas Pouille in the final of the ATP Marseille Open on Sunday.

The Frenchman won his ninth match in a row and celebrated his third Open 13 Marseille title on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-4 win against countryman Lucas Pouille. The 31-year-old Tsonga outplayed his younger compatriot, breaking the 23 year old twice to cruise in 69 minutes.

The title gives Tsonga 14 for his career and his second for 2017. He won the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam a week ago by defeating then-World No. 11 David Goffin.

“This is the second week in a row that I’m heading home without a loss, it does not happen so often,” said the 31-year-old Tsonga, who completed his win in just more than an hour. “It’s good for my confidence.”

The former Australian Open runner-up broke once in each set and added a third Marseille trophy to his collection after victories in 2009 and 2013.

“I played great tennis all week, like last week,” said the in-form Tsonga. “I was never in too much danger. I served very well each time it was close.”