Tennis: Tsonga wins Rotterdam title

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France after winning the final match of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament against David Goffin of Belgium in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Feb 19, 2017.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France after winning the final match of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament against David Goffin of Belgium in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Feb 19, 2017.PHOTO: EPA

ROTTERDAM (REUTERS) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claimed his first title since 2015 as he recovered to beat David Goffin 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament final in Rotterdam on Sunday.

Sixth seed Frenchman, 31, fell behind but after levelling the match he swept through the decider against the Belgian.

The 26-year-old Goffin, without a title since 2014, suffered disappointment for the second week running after losing in the final at the Sofia Open to Grigor Dimitrov.

Tsonga once again served well, banging down 10 aces as his power game eventually overwhelmed third-seeded Goffin whose consolation is that he will be in the world's top-10 on Monday.