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Top-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga advanced to the Stockholm Open final on Saturday after Marcos Baghdatis retired with an injury in the deciding set of their semifinal.
Baghdatis withdrew after taking a medical timeout with Tsonga leading 6-4, 4-6, 5-2.
Baghdatis appeared to pull a muscle at 4-2 in the decider, on a break point on Tsonga's serve.
It was Tsonga's fourth win over Baghdatis in as many meetings.
In the final, the No. 7-ranked Tsonga will play the winner of the other semi between Tomas Berdych and Nicolas Almagro.
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Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-3, 6-4 on Friday to earn a place in the Stockholm Open semifinals against 2009 champion Marcos Baghdatis.
The seventh-ranked Frenchman, playing in the Swedish capital for the first time, put on an impressive display of serve and volley tennis to advance.
Leading 5-3 in the second set, Tsonga squandered four match points...
Tomas Berdych won his second ATP title this year by rallying to beat top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the Stockholm Open final on Sunday.
The sixth-ranked Czech saved seven of nine breakpoint chances in the hard-fought match to improve to 3-1 against Tsonga and add to his win in February in Montpellier, France. Berdych now has eight career titles.
(October 21, 2012) It’s another step closer to qualifying for the ATP World Tour’s Year-End Championship for Tomas Berdych, The Czech came back to won his second ATP title of the year by defeating top-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the Stockholm Open final on Sunday.
“It feels pretty good to have won a second title this season,” said the sith ranked...