Vienna, Austria (Sports Network) - Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fired 25 aces during a three-set victory against former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro in Sunday's final at the Erste Bank Open.
Tsonga needed nearly 2 1/2 hours to record the 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-4 victory, and relied on his powerful, if hard-to-control, serve.
He double-faulted five times and got his first serve in just 57 percent of the time, but when he did, he was hard to beat. He won 45-of-55 first-serve points.
Tsonga earned his second title of the year, having already beaten Ivan Ljubicic in the Metz final last month. The Frenchman is 2-2 in finals this year and 7-3 for his career.
The second-seeded del Potro had won all three previous meetings with Tsonga, who collected $145,000 for the win. Del Potro has a 9-4 career mark in finals.
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