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Surprise Performance So FAR

Who has surprised you so far ?? My vote so far goes to Tsonga. Playing well after Rome and Madrid.

Tsonga vs D-pot quarters ???

Who else has surprised you this week ??

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Good thread. I say Ouanna, Soderling and Hanescu.

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Ouanna, Rochus and Tipsarevic

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Who has surprised you so far ?? My vote so far goes to Tsonga. Playing well after Rome and Madrid.

Tsonga vs D-pot quarters ???

Who else has surprised you this week ??
Tsonga has surprised me also. Henman did reach the semis at the French open so Tsonga doing well at the French might not be that big of a surprise.
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Tsonga has surprised me also. Henman did reach the semis at the French open so Tsonga doing well at the French might not be that big of a surprise.
Henman apart from Chela in the quarters had a total dream draw.

Ouanna and the Toad.

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Federer being in 3R is a hell of a suprise
He should have lost against Acasuso

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Has to be Josselin Ouanna.
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Simon for making it as far as R3.
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Ouanna ?! A surprise ?!
Has to be Christophe Rochus.
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Safin, I didn't expect his defeat (especially in dramatic fashion) against Ouanna. Against Robredo and Lapentti ok, a little bit less against Monfils, but not against a 23-year old player who had only one decent ATP tournament

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Safin, I didn't expect his defeat (especially in dramatic fashion) against Ouanna. Against Robredo and Lapentti ok, a little bit less against Monfils, but not against a 23-year old player who had only one decent ATP tournament
Good point. Reverse surprise.. Really didn't think about it that way.

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Tipsarevic. he doesn't usually miss so many opportunities

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Has to be Soderling.

And Tsonga to some extent too, but then again never be surprised when he wins in front of his homecrowd. He really does feed off their energy and delivers even when his game isn't clicking fully.
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Ouanna, the Toad and Acasuso (didn't expect him to play so well consistently, though the choke was predictable).

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