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Pouille Claims Third Title Of The Season

Oct 29th 2017
Lucas Pouille

Lucas Pouille defeate Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 6-4.

-Lucas Pouille soared to his biggest career crown in Vienna, notching his first ATP World Tour 500 title
-With the victory, he became the first player in 2017 to win on all surfaces, adding a hard-court crown in Vienna to triumphs on the clay of Budapest and grass of Stuttgart
-The win bumps Pouille's total to 34 this year, equaling last year's career-high
-Despite the loss, Tsonga stays in the hunt for one of the two remaining berths in the Emirates ATP Race To London. Bidding to make his fourth appearance at the season finale, he is just 295 points behind Pablo Carreno Busta for the eighth and final spot
-Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas saved 2 MP for the Vienna title on Sunday, claiming their second team crown
-Individually, Bopanna won his 17th career title and Cuevas clinched his ninth


“I'm very happy with how the week ended. All the work I've done has paid off… It's my first ATP World Tour 500 title. I played some great tennis and I was a bit emotional at the end. It's always great to finish the week with a victory.”

“Congrats to my good friend Lucas for his victory. I love this tournament for the support they give me, every time I come here in Vienna. All the moments I spend here are special.”

“Absolutely brilliant. It’s one of the first years for me that I won a 250, 500 and a 1000. I’d made a final of a 250, 500 and a 1000 also but it’s really nice to play with Pablo. We started the year to see how it goes and we’ve had our moments up and down but coming to the last couple of weeks of the tournament, really good to finish strong.”

“We had a match point in the second set and then in the Match Tie-break it was up and down and finally we won the trophy. So happy for the tournament and for playing with Rohan and for my confidence.”