Roger Federer will face Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in the final of Paris-Bercy in what must be a dream match-up for tournament organisers.

Federer is through to his first Paris final, which now means the world number four has made it to the final in all of the 1000 Masters events. The semi final victory against Tomas Berdych is the 801st win of his career, making him only the seventh man to record over 800 wins. Though he is a long way of Jimmy Connors record of 1,242 wins.

Federer eased past Berdych, who was coming off strong wins against Janko Tipsarevic and Andy Murray, 6-4 6-3 to set up the clash with the Frenchman who is searching for his second title in the French capital.

Tsonga saved three match points against surprise semi finalist John Isner to return to the final of the title he won in 2008 to scrape through 3-6 7-6(1) 7-6(3).

The two have become familiar foes this year and this meeting will be their sixth of the season. Federer has won three of those matches including their last match in the quarters of the US Open but Tsonga came from two sets to love down to defeat the world number four in the quarter finals at Wimbledon.


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Sports media graduate working in online news. This is becoming my sporting outlet

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