Tennis: Tsonga beats Goffin to win Rotterdam title

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Posted: Feb 19, 2017 12:22 PM

(Reuters) - Frenchman 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 Tsonga, 31, fell behind but after leveling 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.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Ken Ferris)