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Djokovic collects another China Open title
World No. 2 Novak Djokovic won his third China Open title in four years with a straight-set win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Djokovic ran his personal winning streak against Tsonga to six matches with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 win. It was the 32nd title of his career and third in 2012. Tsonga fell to 15-9 in finals.
Tsonga had six break chances versus Djokovic but only converted one. That came in the first set and led to a tiebreaker. In the second set, Djokovic dropped a mere six points in four service games — saving two break points — while winning 54 percent off Tsonga’s serve — and winning 2-of-4 break points.
Djokovic’s first-place check was worth $503,570 and pushed him past the $40 million mark in career winnings. His earnings are fourth most all time. Tsonga picked up $239,200 for his second-place finish, an amount that gives him more than $10 million in career winnings.
Copyright 2012 by United Press International