(October 21, 2012) It’s another step closer to qualifying for the ATP World Tour’s Year-End Championship for Tomas Berdych, The Czech came back to won his second ATP title of the year by defeating top-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the Stockholm Open final on Sunday.
“It feels pretty good to have won a second title this season,” said the sith ranked Berdych. “When I was 2-4 down in the second set, I remained positive and focused on my game. Against Jo you have to stay positive until the last point. I am happy that I was able to turnaround the match and that’s what makes this title special.”
On his bid to make the ATP World Tour Finals, Berdych said: “London is always a goal every season. You have to play well the whole year to qualify. It will be special for me, if I make it for the third year in a row.”
Tsonga was disappointed with his loss: “I feel bad, because it was a good final and a close score. I think we played a great match and had many opportunities, but he played well. I tried to play my best tennis today. Of course, I am trying to qualify for London, I am not there yet and I need to earn more points.”
Berdych improved his record over Tsonga to 3-1 to take his eighth career title. In addition to trying to qualify for London, the Czech will take part in the Davis Cup Final against Spain.