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Can Tsonga "Shake Up the World" by winning the whole thing?

Everyone here is ready to crown of the big three as champion, but is it possible that Tsonga will "shake up the world" and win the whole thing?

If Tsonga defeats Don Juan Clayhote...and the Captain of the U.S. Egoprise goes down with the ship...the Frenchman has a real shot.

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Well Rafa is going to exploit his lack of mobility, but Tsonga can hit him off the court so it should be an interesting semifinal.
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Well Rafa is going to exploit his lack of mobility, but Tsonga can hit him off the court so it should be an interesting semifinal.
Tsonga is actually extremely fast for a big guy.
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I don't think he will win the whole thing. I do think he will beat Rafa and make the final. I also think Nole will beat Fed and beat Tsonga in the final. I have seen all of Tsonga's matches and he will be top 10 be the end of the year.

He has everything to be a really great player. For a big guy he has lightning speed. It's mt first time on here since the start and I have watched live every session on Rod Laver since the start. Except for the 4:30 am match. Tsonga will beat Rafa and could beat Nole. He won't beat Fed but I think Nole will beat the Fed master.
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Re: Can Tsonga "Shake Up the World" by winning the whole thing?

the aussie open usually has a surprise finalist, and this year tsonga could well fill that role. however, the surprise finalist then usually goes on to lose, usually to federer
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Tsonga looks like a fester version of (young) Safin with a bigger forhand and a bit weaker backhand (not as deadly down the line), with a good netplay.
I don't see why he shouldn't have a shot at the title. His head is what makes the difference. So far, he doesn't seem to feel any pressure, but that could change fast, when he gets the time thinking about what he has achieved already and what he still can achieve.

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Well Rafa is going to exploit his lack of mobility, but Tsonga can hit him off the court so it should be an interesting semifinal.
Lack of WHAT?

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the aussie open usually has a surprise finalist, and this year tsonga could well fill that role. however, the surprise finalist then usually goes on to lose, usually to federer
They dont lose. They get demolished in the most boring slam final of the year.

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Well, that's two "if's", but in that case, yes. He could beat Rafa and Nole, but Federer would be too much for him in Final.
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I don't think he will win the whole thing. I do think he will beat Rafa and make the final. I also think Nole will beat Fed and beat Tsonga in the final. I have seen all of Tsonga's matches and he will be top 10 be the end of the year.

He has everything to be a really great player. For a big guy he has lightning speed. It's mt first time on here since the start and I have watched live every session on Rod Laver since the start. Except for the 4:30 am match. Tsonga will beat Rafa and could beat Nole. He won't beat Fed but I think Nole will beat the Fed master.
Heh, I should bump that thread that proclaimed that Gonzo would be #2 by the end of last year.
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Heh, I should bump that thread that proclaimed that Gonzo would be #2 by the end of last year.
At least Gonzo finished top 10...
Tsonga top 10 is not impossible.

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Heh, I should bump that thread that proclaimed that Gonzo would be #2 by the end of last year.
Well, a final at the AO would put him well into the top 20 I think and he has nothing to defend, basically, for the whole year (some challengers, a 4th round at Wimbledon and a couple SFs in minor tournamentsI). I think he has a shot if he doesn't get injured.
I don't see him doing well during the clay season, though.

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He will probably get his win over nadal but he's not winning the whole thing

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Looks like we know who the bandwagon player of the month is.

I don't see Tsonga winning a set against Nadal, but we'll see what happens. Youzhny seemed to run out of gas after winning nine straight matches. Don't get too excited.

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