Tennis: Tsonga beats Kyrgios to reach Marseille final

France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returns the ball to Australia's Nick Kyrgios.
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returns the ball to Australia's Nick Kyrgios.PHOTO: AFP

MARSEILLE, France (REUTERS) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga stayed on course for a second successive title as he beat Australia's Nick Kyrgios 7-6(5) 2-6 6-4 to reach the final of the Marseille Open on Saturday (Feb 25).

Frenchman Tsonga claimed his first title since 2015 last week in Rotterdam and maintained his form in the face of some typically inspired play by the unpredictable Kyrgios.

Second seed Tsonga lost his way in the second set but recovered to break once in the decider.

Tsonga will face a fellow Frenchman in the final with Richard Gasquet and Lucas Pouille facing off later.