The fourth-seeded and third-ranked Federer also won the event last year as well as in 2003–2004 and 2006–2007. The sixth title breaks a tie with former tennis greats Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl.
The 30-year-old has now won three straight events, and moved up a notch in the rankings, since blowing a two-sets-to-love lead against Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open semi-finals. The loss left Federer without a major win in a year for the first time 2002.
For the match Federer served up 11 aces and won 80 percent of his first serve points, while saving two of three break points. Tsonga matched Federer’s aces with 11 of his own but had 5 double-faults.