Tsonga angry to drop a set in Hopman Cup win

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will go in to Saturday's Hopman Cup final unbeaten in the tournament but "pissed off" that he dropped a set to Spain's Daniel Munoz-De La Nava.

Tsonga failed to convert one of three match points in the second set of his singles match at Perth Arena on Friday.

It was the first set that he has dropped in six singles matches of the mixed teams tournament, including three perfect scores last summer.

It was uncharacteristic to the way that he has played this week. He looked particularly strong in previous matches against more credentialed opponents, John Isner of the US (ranked 14) and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic (44).

But he said he was tiring as the first event of the season came to a close.

The world number 10 Frenchman recovered against Spain's world number 194 yesterday to win 6-4 6-7 (9) 6-2 and claim the tie.

"Yes, of course, I start to be, how do you say ...  the only word I know is pissed off, because I expect to be one of the best players in the world," Tsonga said.

"And when I play some matches like this I want to be more decisive – have to finish it anyway, there is no chance of him breaking back and today I lost my concentration and it was no good.

"When I lost the second set I came back with another mentality and it was a lot better."

Tsonga gave little away on his own serve in the first set. He missed a chance to break Munoz-De La Nava's serve at 4-3, but then broke him two games later to take the first set.

The Spaniard was broken again early in the second as Tsonga went ahead 3-1. But Munoz-De La Nava kept a clear head to save three match points and draw level at a set apiece.

Tsonga regrouped though and sealed the match in a 35 minute third set in the first meeting of the pair.

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