Two home players will get on the court this Sunday to decide 2015 Metz champion. Tsonga is the favorite; however, Simon won't go down without a fight. Find out our top tennis pick for the ATP Metz final.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (3) vs. Gilles Simon (2)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was one of our picks as main favorites for the title and after two less achieved performances he clearly raised the level in semifinals against Philipp Kohlschreiber.
Tsonga was massive on serve with 74% first serve in, 13 aces and 92% first serve points won not facing a single break point. With Tsonga serving so well on this fast game conditions is extremely hard to beat him.
Gilles Simon also won his semifinal match in straight sets against Martin Klizan however he was break down in both sets and had to work hard in order to overcome the Slovakian.
Simon is a very solid baseline player with great counter puncher skills and he was just too consistent for Klizan who ended the match with 29 winners and 37 unforced errors while Simon got 18 winners and 20 unforced errors.
Tsonga leads h2h 6 – 3 but was Simon who won the last meeting played at Indoor in this same Metz tournament in 2013. Despite that recent win is Tsonga who has more weapons for this fast game conditions and should be able once again to emerge victorious.
Simon will try to be very solid from the baseline however his serve has been extremely vulnerable while Tsonga level on serve was outstanding and it will be almost impossible to break him.
Tennis Pick: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga -3 (+110) Pinnacle