Djokovic takes it

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3 players from Serbia in the SF, you would expect at least one of them to clinch it. Djokovic did it with a powerful performance, having more pressure than his opponent and keeping his cool on importnant points, much unlike in the US Open final where he was very close to the first set.

It did not look too good when Tsonga made that passing shot, followed by a picture perfect lob to take the first set. It seemed that his game from the Gasquet-, Youzhny-, and Nadal-matches would go on in this final. But I think that the first set only showed about half of what he had in him comparing it to the Nadal match. Realisticly, it shouldn’t have been possible to sustain it for more than 3 sets, but Tsonga is still the second best player in Melbourne.

After the first set, I really don’t know why Tsonga had problems moving the way he did in the last 2 or 3 matches. Fatigue? Don’t think so. He got to rest for 2 nights before the final and said that he felt great. I was more concerned with Djokovic who ususually shows that he cannot deal with several long rallies in one game. That started to happen in set 3 and 4, but Tsonga was not able to break Djokovic. He hit far more errors on big forehands and backhands today and that might have been the deciding factor. Conclusively we can say that it doesn’t matter at all. Both players will leave Australia with a great YES!!! in their bags.

Now, for the rest of the season, it will be interesting to see how far these two can advance. Will Djokovic pass Nadal and/or Federer? It looks that way but a repeat of last year is not impossible, and remember that Djokovic has two BIG tournaments to defend in March. Tsonga on the other hand can use his seeding to win his first ATP title! And certainly, do some serious damage this spring and threaten the top 10 guys.

Finally some variation! Congrats to Djokovic and Serbia for their achievements in Tennis.

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One Response to “Djokovic takes it”

  1. Tennis Plaza Says:

    That was an awesome match. I thought Tsonga was going to take it. Wish I could have been there in person to see it. Last time I saw Novak play in person was at the US Open last year. He killed his opponent in less than 1 hour and their was only 2 good points in the whole match.

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