Tsonga, Simon reach Open de Moselle final

The Associated Press
Tsonga, Simon reach Open de Moselle final
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France plays a return to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia during their Men's second round singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

METZ, France (AP) -- Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will aim for his third straight Open de Moselle title when he plays Gilles Simon in an all-French final on Sunday.

Tsonga rallied past eighth-seeded Florian Mayer of Germany 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinals Saturday. The second-seeded Simon had defeated French countryman Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 7-6 (2) to stay on course for his first title of the year.

Tsonga's playing in his first tournament since a knee injury forced him to drop out of the second-round match at Wimbledon. It's his first final since winning the Open 13 in Marseille in February for his 10th career title.