Toronto: Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had one more surprise in his bag of upsets, beating second-seeded Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (3) to cap a scintillating march to the Rogers Cup title on Sunday.
After knocking off world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the third round, taking out twice champion and eighth seed Andy Murray in the quarters and seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov in the semis, Tsonga denied 17-time Grand Slam winner Federer a landmark 80th career title.
“I played well all this week, I beat many good guys,” said Tsonga.“It’s a big achievement because I worked really hard to come back from my knee injury last year. Unfortunately there is no secret.”