Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Fans and players react online to Arsene Wegner's club departure

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Syria alleged chemical attack: Gunfire delays deployment of weapons inspectors

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Cashing in on local French currencies

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Life on the canals of northern France

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

What lies ahead for Cuba after the Castros?

Read more

#TECH 24

Discovering and harnessing the power of the sun

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Can France bid 'adieu' to popular weedkiller glyphosate?

Read more

#THE 51%

Harmful for your health: When gender bias affects medical diagnosis

Read more

REPORTERS

Africa’s donkeys slaughtered for Chinese ‘miracle elixir’

Read more

Sports

Tsonga wins Qatar Open

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-01-08

France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (pictured) defeated countryman Gael Monfils 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday to win the Qatar Open. It is his eighth career title.

AFP - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated French compatriot Gael Monfils 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday to win the Qatar Open.

Third seeded Tsonga claimed his eighth career title and a third win in four meetings with Monfils on a day when the final had to be halted early in the first set because of fog and a slippery court.

"It was difficult. The surface was very slippery especially on the 'Qatar' sign painted on the court," said the 26-year-old Tsonga.

"It was dangerous but they did enough to make it OK. This is a good win for me going into the Australian Open, it's just amazing."
 

Date created : 2012-01-07

  • TENNIS

    Monfils upsets Nadal to pave way for all-French Qatar Open final

    Read more

  • TENNIS

    France's Tsonga to face Federer in World Tour final

    Read more

  • TENNIS

    Tsonga beats Del Potro in Vienna final

    Read more

COMMENT(S)