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Tsonga...a flash in the pan?

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by No1FedFan (U9766436) 13 February 2008
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So today we see the hero of the Australian Open crash out in straight sets. I am not so ignorant as to suggest that a loss to Mario Ancic is anything to be ashamed of; yet I can't help but think that the Tsonga of the Australian Open could have pulled this off.
Will he, like Gonzalez last year, make his debut Slam Final only to tail off through the rest of the year? Your thoughts please.

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posted Feb 14, 2008

DEFINATELY. HES VERY SIMULAR TO GONZO IN THE FACT THAT HE JUST SMACKS EVERYTHING. OPPONENTS WILL NO THAT THE LONGER THE RALLY GOES ON THE MORE CHANCE THEY HAVE, AND ALTHOUGH HE DID WELL IN THE LONG RALLYS AT THE AUSSIE OPEN, IT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO PLAY WITH THE SDAME TYPE OF INTENSITY WEEK IN WEEK OUT ON TOUR EVENTS. HE CRUMBLED AGAINST DJOKOVIC AFTER HE WON THE FIRST SET, YOU COUND TELL HE WAS ALREADY THINKIN ABOUT WINNING THE TITAL. MENTALLY HE IS VERY WEAK.

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posted Feb 14, 2008

Novak Djokovic... a flash in the pan? <whistle>

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posted Feb 14, 2008

"DEFINATELY. HES VERY SIMULAR TO GONZO IN THE FACT THAT HE JUST SMACKS EVERYTHING. OPPONENTS WILL NO THAT THE LONGER THE RALLY GOBLABLA YADDA YADDA LOOK AT ME I KNOW HOW TO TURN THE CAPS LOCK ON BLA BLA BLA"

Go take your pills son.

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posted Feb 15, 2008

You can't compare this to Gonzalez. The reason why he tailed off was because Larry Stefanki had messed up his game even more as the year progressed. He wasn't nearly as aggressive in matches and that took away his main weapons with which he bullied players with. Tsonga was obviously knackered and politically was forced by the French federation to play this tournament so don't look too much into this. Ancic did play surprisingly well though and deserved it.

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posted Feb 15, 2008

i said it after the ao final that tsonga cannot be called a great player because of one final.but all these nadal/fed haters jump on the band wagon and say that the tide is turning and that now the likes of tsonga and djoko will conquer all. these lot don't know anything about tennis, and the stuff they do know the read off cereal boxes (omega). this has been proven by the thrashing tsonga jusst got given.and by the way ancic is not a good player he was a great player, but no more.stop making excuses, u have to admit fed / nadal will last alot longer yet. stop player hating the best ever.

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posted Feb 15, 2008

farfello
read my comments above and u may learn something

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posted Feb 15, 2008

I have to say i think tsonga was drained after his DC ans AO exploits,he was also running an empty and seen as though it was a home tournament he felt as though he had to play.He was orginally scheduled to play in rotterdam next week but he has pulled out.After some rest expect him to contend in the master events coming up in march an hardcourt (Indian wells and Miami)

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posted Feb 15, 2008

As much as I enjoyed Tsonga's exploits at Aus Open I'm really glad to see Ancic back winning matches against decent players. Ancic has had terrible luck with injuries (indeed, both players have). As for Tsonga, I feel we won't hear too much of him over the coming months, but I expect a decent showing at Wimbledon (the French ought to do well, with Gasquet, Mahut and Tsonga all capable of playing entertaining grasscourt tennis).

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posted Feb 15, 2008

I think Tsonga, has all the raw talent and the feel. I think for Tsonga, it will all come down to his weight and conditioning. He seems to have a very large frame for a professional Tennis player, which is actually a detriment. It makes him tire faster, makes him more susceptible to injuries, and it slows him down on the court. Unless you can run like a jack rabbit and keep it up night in and night out you won't be successful on the modern tour.

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posted Feb 15, 2008

I agree that this is different to what happened to Gonzales, but ... see Baghdatis Aussi 2006; Hewitt 2005? ... Australian open is a starting event (and this 2008 with a different surface) so everything can happen; even Djokovic could win ;-), just need a level of consistency that Federer could not get being sick this time.

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