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Tsonga def. Ljubo 6/7,7/6,7/6,6/2

Excellent match, Ljubo played out of his skin untill the fourth, Tsonga too much power in the end...

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Re: Tsonga def. Ljubo 6/7,7/6,7/6,6/2

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Ljubo won one more match than he should at a slam
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Terrific match, by far the best I've seen so far, and I've seen some

Negative thing is that it looked like Tsonga was hurting, not only his back but also his thigh and hamstring/buttocks. And the ends he wasn't that jumpy and excited anymore, hope that wasn't because he already knew it's not good
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Re: Tsonga def. Ljubo 6/7,7/6,7/6,6/2

Great effort from Ljubo, I did not think he would even have a chance in this match and it was so close. But this match was over when he failed to convert those 2 SPs on his serve in the 3rd set TB at 6:3.
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Re: Tsonga def. Ljubo 6/7,7/6,7/6,6/2

I've no idea what Lube was doing in the fourth. Maybe he ran out of steam. They were tied 2-2 then got broken at love. Then Tsonga held at love. Lube got broken again, then T blanked him again to serve out the match. WTF?

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Re: Tsonga def. Ljubo 6/7,7/6,7/6,6/2

Unbelievable high quality match. That 3rd set tie-break, jo down 3 set points, 2 on ljubo's serve, 2 drop shots in a row, chip lob, unbelievable. Murray should be very afraid, Tsonga's right around the corner waiting to unleash another 70+ winners.
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Re: Tsonga def. Ljubo 6/7,7/6,7/6,6/2

Great match!

Both guys were amazing, although ljubo fell away in the fourth.

The third tie break was insane!

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Re: Tsonga def. Ljubo 6/7,7/6,7/6,6/2

Nice effort Ljubo (setpoints wasted in two tie-breaks) Probably one of his last matches in those circumstances at that level.

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Re: Tsonga def. Ljubo 6/7,7/6,7/6,6/2

Good job by Ljubo, just looked like he had very little left in the tank in the final set, but hopefully his good play will be a positive sign for the year to come

Good match from Tsonga as well, hopefully he will keep on track for that matchup with Murray
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Re: Tsonga def. Ljubo 6/7,7/6,7/6,6/2

I haven't seen Ljuby play like that in years, sux he ran out of steam, he was really outplaying tsonga for a lot of the match but not when it really counted I guess. Tsonga was clutching at his back/butt in the 3d... oy I hope this is a sign ljuby's gonna have a better year than last year.

to JW for gutting it out in the 2d & 3d tbs, I think Ljuby had sps in both those tbs but JW was ice cold.
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Re: Tsonga def. Ljubo 6/7,7/6,7/6,6/2

The decider was the amazing 3rd set tie-break where Tsonga came back with great shots from being down 3-6. Ljubo then lost the will to fight and couldn't hold the level he had in the first three sets. I hope Jo remains fit for the next game, it would be interesting to see a quarter against Murray.

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Re: Tsonga def. Ljubo 6/7,7/6,7/6,6/2

thats the closest you can come to winning and not win...Ljubo had set pt in the 2nd TB and **6-3 in the 3rd set. good news for Ljubo fans is it looks like he has alot of game left.
61 winners for Ljubo...

at *6-4 in the 3rd TB...Ljubo hit a serve down the tee...Tsonga stock his racquet out and returned it to the baseline...unlucky for Ljubo...everyone knew the match was over in 4.... with either one winning that 3rd set.

Pts won after 3 sets..Ljubo 122 Tsonga 119.

3 set was great play by both..Ljubo 22winners 10UE..Tsonga 20winners 8 UE

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Re: Tsonga def. Ljubo 6/7,7/6,7/6,6/2

You Tsonga Fanboys should calm down. Tsonga is not the next Federer and he won't go much further this year. no chance against Murray. He is a talented ballbasher a la Safin that is prone that injuries. He can deliver some nice winners but he certainly won't win any Slams.
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Re: Tsonga def. Ljubo 6/7,7/6,7/6,6/2

I wouldn't call that point unlucky seeing as how Jo knew he would need a chip lob after follwing in the drop shot.
and Commander, certainly won't win any slams? Well considering he was a finalist last year and got to a 4th set tibreak, thats a ridiculous statement, not to mention his improvement since then. He is not Federer, he's the Tsongonator. Ballbasher? Because he has powerful accurate strokes? Its clear that every one of his shots has an intended purpose, wether on defense or offense, to gain the upperhand in the point. Unlike Nadal and others, a very small % of his shots are to just continue the rally for an opponents error. This is similar to what one of the bloggers over here said after watching him in Brisbane.
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Re: Tsonga def. Ljubo 6/7,7/6,7/6,6/2

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I wouldn't call that point unlucky seeing as how Jo knew he would need a chip lob after follwing in the drop shot.
Tsonga hit a lot of lines in that TB...at *1-3..the forehand crosscourt was in by 1/4 of a ball

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