France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has claimed the Erste Bank Open tournament in Vienna, Austria to claim his second title of the year with a 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 win over Spain's Juan Martin Del Potro in the finals. Tsonga will now move past American Mardy Fish to become the number seven-ranked player in the 2011 tour for the year. The top eight will qualify to compete in the season-ending ATP finals in London held in November.
"It was a special win. I was supposed to win some points here and I did it," said Tsonga. "For now, it's good, but I will have to play well next week so I will stay focused."
The past three matches the two faced off in led to a Del Potro win, this one, however, would break that pattern and give Tsonga the title.
"It was an amazing match. At the beginning it was really tight," said Tsonga.
Del Potro will advance to the 11th-ranked player point wise, but has a slim to no chance of advancing to the ATP Tour finals.
"I was close, had my chances but did not take them. In the important moments, Jo played much better than me. After that re-break he played more aggressive, served unbelievable," said Del Potro.