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post #46 of (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 05:42 PM
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Re: Who's Better - Tsonga or Ferrer?

Originally Posted by Mark Lenders View Post
Slam Finals:

Tsonga - 1 Ferrer - 0
Ferrer was very near in that match against Murray in AO 2011

Originally Posted by Mark Lenders View Post
Masters Titles:

Tsonga - 1 Ferrer - 0
Bercy 2008, Fed and Nadal retiring in quarters, no top-4 in semis

in these conditions Ferrer would also have won one M1000
he made 3 M1000 finals to Tsonga 2 (and remember how Tsonga reached Bercy final last year defeating Seppi and Isner on his favorite surface )

Originally Posted by Mark Lenders View Post
H2H against the top 3:

Tsonga - 11-19 Ferrer - 9-34
if you take out pre-2007 Federer who was a very special player who Tsonga didn't have to meet,

you have Tsonga 11-19 Ferrer 9-26

Moreover Ferrer is 4-5 against Murray, Tsonga is 1-5, Ferrer is 4-2 against del Potro, Tsonga is 1-5, etc etc ... Tsonga can be excellent against top-4 players but he often loses to a little bit less good players who have a lot of difficulties against Ferrer, ask Gasquet who he prefers to meet

Originally Posted by Mark Lenders View Post
Current ranking:

Tsonga - 5 Ferrer - 6 with Berdych about to overtake him.
Ferrer has been ahead of Tsonga how many months before ??

PS : personally I prefer Tsonga over Ferrer, but I've just been struck how much Ferrer is underrated ! Including by me ... I reconsidered his case around 2 years ago when I looked more closely at the H2Hs. I learnt to look more closely at what he did rather than just keeping cliches and ignoring him as many people actually do. Moreover, people say he's older than Tsonga : yes, but Ferrer has clearly been better for around 2 years than he was before ! As for Tsonga, I like him but I think that last year he was sometimes lucky, like in Bercy or in WTF (he met a tired Berdych who had played a great match previous night against Ferrer ; I think Ferrer played great matches against Murray and Djokovic in that WTF)

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