Raonic wins St. Petersburg title; Tsonga takes Metz crown

published: Sep, 27, 2015

by: Nima Naderi

St. Petersburg Open—St. Petersburg, Russia
Canadian Milos Raonic won his first title of 2015 on Sunday in St. Petersburg, Russia, defeating Joao Sousa 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. In a match that took two hours and seven minutes, Raonic blasted 22 aces and broke serve on two occasions. Improving to 31-14 on the year, Raonic collected 250 ATP World Tour for his victory and notched the seventh career in the process. Raonic is still in contention for a spot in the ATP World Tour Final in London.
Moselle Open—Metz, France
In an all-French final on Sunday in Metz, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga dismissed Gilles Simon 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-2 to claim the title. Winning the first set after trailing 5-2 in the tiebreaker, Tsonga’s form dropped significantly in set two before he recovered to take the decider. Claiming the 12th title of his career, Tsonga has now won the title in Metz on three occasions. The 30-year-old also improved to 25-12 on the year, while taking home 250 ATP World Tour points as well.
Nima Naderi


Founder and Creative Director of TennisConnected.com. He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the ATPWorldTour.com, TennisCanada.com, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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