TSONGA, TSONGA, TSONGA!

Did you see him play?! I underestimated him big BIG time. Youzhny had gone through 4 matches in an impressive way and therefore thought that Tsonga would be tough, yes, but should be a close match where the Russian prevails. No WAY! Tsonga just played better than ever! He did not miss too many shots and those that were unforced, were not in decisive rallies or points.

I just cannot find anything I would give him a B+ for. Forehand was cool and precise. Backhand reminded a lot of Safin, with the angles with the precision, with the pace. Serve was rock solid and looked pretty heavy. Volley, probably to an A+. Considering that he is like 200lbs, 90 kg, being an effective serve-volley player…. well it ain’t that easy damn it!

And that’s another thing that amazed me. His movement and court coverage was beyond impressive. I’ve seen him in action before, but never this effective on every single aspect of his game. If this guy can move like that, I think players like Safin, Roddick, Berdych…etc. should have a look and learn.

Now it’s Nadal! Can he create some history and go all the way? I still think Youzhny and his game, would do more damage to Nadal. Tsonga’s game might be the offensive type that Nadal likes to play against. Nadal adores passing shots and there should be plenty of them when they meet. But that’s over a day away.

Nadal got through his match against Nieminen with ease. Nieminen didn’t seem to interested after that first set. It’s like players lose motivation when they see that they don’t get anywhere against Rafa. Oh well, that made Nadal’s road to a HC slam a little shorter.

Tomorrow Djokovic will try to beat another speedy gonzalez. But Ferrer should be tougher than Hewitt. It really depends on Djoko. If he has some of those periods where he makes numerous errors, this match could go long. And if Ferrer hits those groundstrokes like in TMC, well the match could be a short one in his favor. Unpredictable. 51-49 to Djoko.

Federer vs Blake. 7-0. Will it be 8? I want to believe it will not, but Blake just does not have that extra something to distroy Federer. Maybe he watched the tape of the Tipsy-match and stole some ideas… Federer will have to make 100 errors for Blake to win. It may happen….

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3 Responses to “TSONGA, TSONGA, TSONGA!”

  1. Shelia Says:

    “Maybe he watched the tape of the Tipsy-match and stole some ideas”

    Wouldn’t you?

    “Blake just does not have that extra something to distroy Federer”

    Because you haven’t seen it does not mean that it doesn’t exist. See Tsonga.

    “Federer will have to make 100 errors for Blake to win.”

    Not true. I actually believe that this match is on Blake’s racquet to lose. If Blake continues to play as he’s played up to this point. Federer is outta there. YEAH I SAID IT!! LOL

  2. backhand Says:

    I hope I’m wrong! I would really like to see a Blake-Tsonga final. Nadal, Federer, Djokovic need to get some competition!

  3. cms Says:

    Tsonga is a fun player to watch – he’s very expressive and emotional on the court, in addition to playing some killer tennis. I hope he gives Rafa a run for his money tonight.

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