Federer vs. Tsonga Rogers Cup 2014 Final: Live Score and Highlights

Steve SilvermanFeatured ColumnistAugust 10, 2014

TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 09:  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates his semifinals win against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during Rogers Cup at Rexall Centre at York University on August 9, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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At the start of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was just an afterthought as the tournament's No. 13 seed.

It didn't end that way, as Tsonga completed a brilliant week of tennis by winning the championship. He defeated Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 in the finals.

Tsonga defeated Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Grigor Dimitrov on the way to the finals before getting the best of Federer.

Tsonga's powerful serve and forehand were the difference makers in the match. He did not allow Federer to win a game on his serve, and the great champion appeared frustrated by his lack of success.

Federer had quite a few problems with his backhand. While he normally owns that shot, he made numerous unforced errors and that played a key role in losing the Rogers Cup Final.