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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats Roger Federer for Toronto Title

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats Roger Federer for Toronto Title
Giant Killer Jo-Wilfried Tsonga finished-off his fairytale run in Canada with a victory over the overwhelming favorite and the former World No.1 Roger Federer as he outplayed him for the Rogers Cup crown inside the Rexall Centre here in Toronto on Sunday afternoon.

Powerful Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga capped off a memorable week of tennis in which he defeated four top-10 players including top seed Novak Djokovic, Super Scot Andy Murray and rising Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov with a victory over the Swiss maestro Roger Federer as he trumped him in straight sets to win his second Masters-1000 title here in Ontario on Sunday.

The second seed who was the firm favorite to win his 80th career trophy because of his superior head-to-head record against the former World No.5, failed to deliver the goods as his ground-strokes completely deserted him right through the match.

While, Federer committed as many as 37 unforced errors in the match, Tsonga was utterly dominant in almost all the departments of the game as he won an incredible 94% points behind his first serve (lost only two points on it), hammered 26 sizzling winners and rifled 11 aces to accomplish just his 5th victory over Federer with a 7-5, 7-6 (3) scorecard in an hour and 47 minutes.

In a high-voltage opening set, it was Federer who blinked at the tail end of it to lose it with a 7-5 score-line. The World No.3 wasn’t hitting the ball well off the ground as he was struggling to come to terms with the raw power and extreme pace of Tsonga’s shots. Besides the poor execution of his own strokes, Federer had all sorts of problems in finding answers to Tsonga’s booming first serves as the 29-year-old managed to win 15 of 16 points on his first serve.

Match Cast: Tsonga vs. Federer!

But, the one stat which made all the difference in the set was that neither player had to face a break point in the first 11 games and when the break point did come on Federer’s serve in the 12th game, Tsonga capitalized on it to achieve a one set to love lead in the contest.

Unlike set No.1, the second set proved to be a dramatic affair between the two players as Federer kept on living dangerously in games sixth, eighth and 10th – whereas he saved a break point in game No.6, he had to fend off two break points in game No.8 and then had to ward-off a championship point in game No.10 before holding on to his serve with the utmost ease in the 12th game to send the set into a tie-breaker.

In the breaker, Tsonga continued to plug away with his monster serves and secured the first mini-break to take a 4-3 lead before coming up with an ace and a fantastic forehand winner to bring up three more match points for himself. One was all he needed as he closed out a terrific win by extracting a backhand error from the racquet of Federer on the 10th point of the tiebreak.

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