Roker was 5-1 up in 3rd set
then Tsonga had 3 mps at 6-5* 40-0 on Roger serve, but blew it all (on mp #3 Tsonga had shot to pass Fed, but he hit it into the net :retard
finally he clinched it in TB, well Roker just made a DF in the end
Very entertaining first set from both of them. First half was very solid, simple but highly effective 1-2 combos which did not give the returner any chance. Then it got funky in the 9th game culminating with TB. And then a real turn off in the next 2 sets, was it due to the injury from the fall at the last point in that TB or something else, Tsonga just vanished and Federer routinely got to 5-1. And then Tsonga suddenly awakes and completely surprised Federer getting to 3 consecutive MPs in the 12 game. Unbelievable comeback. In the end this turned out to be quite a strange match.
“The goal, when I took my break of six months, was doing this for the next couple years, not just for one tournament, I understand people who say, ‘Oh, this would be a perfect moment to go.’ But I feel like I’ve put in so much work, and I love it so much, and I still have so much in the tank.”