Tsonga, Berdych to battle for Marseille title
French number one Jo-Wilfried Tsonga brushed aside compatriot Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday to set up a showdown with Tomas Berdych in the final of the Marseille Open.
- Published: 24/02/2013 at 12:43 AM
- Newspaper section: news
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returns the ball to his compatriot Gilles Simon during the ATP Open 13 tournament semi final tennis match on February 23, 2013 in Marseille, southern France. Tsonga won 6-2 6-2.
Third seed Tsonga cruised past Simon in just over one hour as he advanced to his first final of the season.
Earlier world number six Berdych, the tournament's top seed, eased into Sunday's showpiece with a commanding 6-2, 6-1 victory over Russian qualifier Dmitry Tursunov.
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