Tsonga d. Seppi 6-1 6-2
6-1 6-2 SET AND MATCH TSONGA! Tsonga successfully defends his Moselle Open title, converts his very first matchpoint…He becomes only the third man to win two consecutive titles here
6-1 5-2 Two straight love games from the Italian, but it will be Tsonga who will come out after the change of ends and will serve for the 2012 Metz title. You have to feel that Seppi’s game has picked up a tiny bit, but it is too little too late to do any damage against the Frenchman…
6-1 5-1 Absolutely sublime play from Tsonga right now, whatever he touches turns into gold. After an amazing opening rally and a superb forehand passing shot he hits another forehand bullet winner. A double fault is erased with two aces and he is one game away from defending his title here.
6-1 4-1 Seppi finally gets on the scoreboard with a love game. But all his efforts to turn this match around have surely come late.. It will take a miracle to come back from this against the French demolition man.
6-1 4-0 The Frenchman consolidates with another game to love. This couldn’t have been easier for Tsonga, now he is playing serve and volley even after the second serve, such is his confidence.
6-1 3-0 BREAK! Tsonga continues the utter demolishion of his opponent here, wins 8th consecutive game after breaking Seppi to 15. The Italian certainly looked very tense from the beginning of the match and is unable to come up with any answers to the Frenchman’s attacking game.
6-1 2-0 After losing the first point of the game, it was once again all about Tsonga. The Frenchman seems to be in his zone and it will be very difficult for Seppi to come back from this.
6-1 1-0 BREAK! Jo is more than keep to finish this encounter asap. Earns himself further tho break points at 40-15 up as Seppi’s lob over the Frenchman’s head lands long. Although the Italian manages to avert the first one after the longest rally of the match, Tsonga unleashes a lethal forehand winner to take the second opportunity.
6-1 SET TSONGA! Three massive first serves and Tsonga wraps up the first set here at the Moselle Open 2012 in Metz. The Frenchman won 26 points against 21 of Seppi, hit 11 winners and won 100% points after his first serve found it’s mark.
5-1 BREAK! The Frenchman makes Seppi work hard for every single point, putting lot of pressure on him from the baseline and forcing him to come up with an error. It is very visible as the Italian double faults to give Tsonga another two break point opportunities at 15-40 just before producing another forehand unforced error to hand the Frenchman a double break after only 19 minutes of play. Tsonga will be serving for the set
4-1 Tsonga consolidates the break in the best possible way – with a game to love, his second of the match so far.
3-1 BREAK! After both players held their serves in the first three games of the match, it is the Frenchman who strikes first and breaks Seppi.