This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Former world number one Roger Federer won his first Paris Masters title with a 6-1 7-6 victory in the final against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
The 30-year-old Swiss third seed became only the second player after Andre Agassi to win titles at Roland Garros and Bercy – the two men’s Paris tournaments – thanks to a suberb display over 85 breathtaking minutes.
Federer raced to a 4-0 lead and claimed the opening set in 30 minutes against the sixth seed thanks to his sharp first serve and devastating forehand.
The Frenchman at least made a contest of the second set, threatening to break on two occasions, but it eventually went to a tiebreak which Federer won 7-3 after racing into a 4-0 lead.
t was Federer’s third ATP title of the year after tournament wins in Doha and his home town of Basel last week. It was also his 18th Masters title, second only to Rafael Nadal who has one more to his name.
Tsonga had two break points in the first game but Federer held him off with two first-serve winners.
The Swiss moved 4-0 up after a Tsonga return went wide and a double fault earned him a double break, as a frustrated Tsonga struggled for ideas in front of vociferous support from the majority of a 14,500 crowd.
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