Jo Wilfried-Tsonga beats David Goffin to win Rotterdam Open

Jo Wifried-Tsonga
Jo Wilfried-Tsonga reached a career-high ranking of fifth in 2012

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga engineered a comeback to defeat David Goffin at the Rotterdam Open and earn a first ATP title since 2015.

The Frenchman, seeded sixth, beat Belgian third seed Goffin 4-6 6-4 6-1 in just under two hours.

Tsonga, 31, will move up to 11th in the world rankings on Monday.

Goffin, playing his second ATP final in a row after losing in Sofia to Grigor Dimitrov, is set to become the first Belgian man to enter the world top 10.

"I'm really happy," said Tsonga. "The last couple of months, I put in a lot of effort to come back to this level.

"It's a huge reward for me and it gives me new expectations for the rest of the year.

"I changed my serve and worked a lot on my backhand and my returns. I also changed my strings. There were many things to improve my game."

In Buenos Aires, Japan's world number five and top seed Kei Nishikori suffered a surprise defeat by Alexandr Dolgopolov in the Argentina Open final.

Ukraine's Dolgopolov won 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 on the clay to win his third ATP title and first in five years.

American Ryan Harrison beat Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-1 6-4 to win his first ATP title at the Memphis Open.

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