VIENNA, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga advanced to the finals of the Erste Bank Open Saturday by holding off German qualifier Daniel Brands in their semi-finals match.
Tsonga prevailed 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) and will face second-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in Sunday's finals in Vienna.
The U.S. Open champ carved out his finals berth with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win over sixth-seeded American Kevin Anderson.
Tsonga has not beaten Del Porto in three tries and is 1-2 in finals this year. Del Porto has won three championships this season.