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Last Updated Friday April 28 2017 10:54 PM IST

Red-hot Tsonga wins Open 13 for third time

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Marseille (France): French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Open 13, defeating his countryman Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-4 in the summit clash here.

Sunday's final saw Tsonga's ninth victory in a row, with the match lasting 69 minutes.

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Tsonga executed seven aces against Pouille and managed to hold his serve without a break.

The 31-year-old Frenchman had won the same competition twice before (in 2009 and 2013), while Sunday's title marks the 14th in his career, which has yet to feature a Grand Slam title.

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