Tsonga beats Simon for record 3rd Open de Moselle title

METZ, France (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-2 to win the Open de Moselle tournament for a record third time on Sunday.

Tsonga took 2 hours, 17 minutes to defeat Simon in a reversal of the result of the 2013 final.

Both men were seeking a third Moselle title. Simon won in the northeastern city in 2010 as well as 2013, with Tsonga winning the two years in between.

Simon saved one match point on his serve but handed Tsonga the break and the match moments later with another unforced error.

The first set went with serve as both players saved a number of break points before Tsonga edged the tie break.

Simon swiftly leveled the match after storming to a 5-0 lead in the second.

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