Tsonga, Del Porto to meet in Vienna finals

Oct. 29, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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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.

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