Sport - Tennis;Tsonga beat Djokovic to win Thailand Open
BANGKOK: Second-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won his maiden tour title after beating top seed Novak Djokovic 7-6 6-4 at the Thailand Open on Sunday. Tsonga exacted his revenge for his loss to Djokovic in this year's Australian Open final with a determined performance to deny the Serb his fourth title of the year. The $576,000 Bangkok tournament was only the Frenchman's second since returning from a three-month layoff following knee surgery. In a battle of big-hitters, Tsonga overcame a hail of topspin forehands from Djokovic, picking off the world number three with a combination of powerful serves and inch-perfect drop shots.