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Be a strong contender all year 32 27.12%
Dissapoint the way Gonzo and Baggy did 21 17.80%
Will be more present than Gonzo and Baggy but wont be a force all season long. 54 45.76%
Complete and total fluke, won't win an important title all year. 11 9.32%
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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-24-2008, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Poll - Is Tsonga the real deal or will he suck the rest of the year?

While I think Tsonga is vastly superior in skill to Baggy and Gonzo, he still falls into the category of "guys who made the AO final you didn't expect and will probably lose to Federer"


Do you think, Tsonga, either win or lose in the final, will...
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Re: Poll - Is Tsonga the real deal or will he suck the rest of the year?

Considering the way he has been playing in this AO and the fact that Roger has looked a bit off in this AO,i now think he'll win this AO contrary to Baghdatis or Gonzalez in the previous years.
But for the rest,i don't know....i would say that like Baghdatis,he'll become a good top 15 player but i don't see him being in the top 5 in a near future.
I'd go with third option.
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Re: Poll - Is Tsonga the real deal or will he suck the rest of the year?

He is a great player with big strokes and mentally strong but he tends to suffer a lot of injuries. If he can play normally without injuries he can be a better player than Gonzalez or Baghdatis. However, I wouldn`t undersestimate Baghdatis and Gonzalez. Both can be ranked as top 10 players again.
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Re: Poll - Is Tsonga the real deal or will he suck the rest of the year?

I think it will be a toss up.

I know that Tsonga is playing really well at the moment, and I'm happy to see what with all the injuries he has had over the years. Gonzo had been around as a dangerous player long before he was in the AO final. Sure he wasnt winning big matches, but he was the big hit or miss player that could get a suprise win.

Baggy, when he made the SF of wimbledon in 2006 showed he can do well in the slams. I think the consistancy has lacked in that department since the start of 2007.

Back to topic: I surly hope Tsonga isnt a flash in the pan, he seems to be a likeable guy and his play is exciting.

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I think Baghdatis gets a bum rap. He won a title in 2006, made the Wimbledon semi's and cracked the top 10. That's not that bad. Gonzo on the other hand completely imploded.

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Re: Poll - Is Tsonga the real deal or will he suck the rest of the year?

it will probably depend on how he does in the final.
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you never know with brains.

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Re: Poll - Is Tsonga the real deal or will he suck the rest of the year?

We do not have enough information based on one tournament, even if it is a slam like the AO. By the way. these are not "either or" propositions, for example Marcos did not disappoint, in fact he made semis at Wimbledon.

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baghdatis - AO'06
gonzalez - AO'07

poor for the rest of the year...

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baghdatis - AO'06
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poor for the rest of the year...

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Re: Poll - Is Tsonga the real deal or will he suck the rest of the year?

It isnt like this run is a fluke, Tsonga has been getting good wins against top players for the past year, and reached R4 of Wimbledon. He is improving fast, as he rose from outside the top 200 to around 20 in a year. He will be strong all year if he stays healthy, though i dont think his game will be as strong on clay.
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Re: Poll - Is Tsonga the real deal or will he suck the rest of the year?

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I think Baghdatis gets a bum rap. He won a title in 2006, made the Wimbledon semi's and cracked the top 10. That's not that bad. Gonzo on the other hand completely imploded.
Yeah I dont get why people consider Marcos a failure. His performance in Slams in 2006 wasnt bad at all and he reached the top 10.

Gonzalez is a different story, he had been a solid top 20 player for a while who had a hot streak and played above himself for a few months. Tsonga has been rising for the past year and hasn't shown any signs of stagnating.
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He is the real deal
Maybe wont win many titles, but will be a serious contender in many of them.

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While I think Tsonga is vastly superior in skill to Baggy and Gonzo, he still falls into the category of "guys who made the AO final you didn't expect and will probably lose to Federer"


Do you think, Tsonga, either win or lose in the final, will...
hmm... It seems to me you're more like the real deal.

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Tsonga isn't the kind of player to be consistently brilliant, but he'll definitely be dangerous in many events.

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