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Rome R3: Tsonga def. Giraldo 6-3 6-4

Lost amid all the talk about LaLo's marathon win over Ljubicic.

What a qt this Giraldo and fun to watch, especially on the forehand side. He just didn't have enough power.

Tsonga whined about a line call, celebrated like he'd won a major.
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Re: Rome R3: Tsonga def. Giraldo 6-3 6-4

I guess Giraldo is not winning Roland Garros after all. I will say that the guy has a very nice game but he still needs a lot of things to work on. What was with the Tsonga celebration??? it looked like he was being chased by bees. Dude you just beat a qualifier, simmer down you will be out by next round anyways!

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Re: Rome R3: Tsonga def. Giraldo 6-3 6-4

Interestingly Tsonga has had a very regular season so far, but no titles.
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Re: Rome R3: Tsonga def. Giraldo 6-3 6-4

Giraldo tanked. He can't risk an injury going into the French Open.
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Re: Rome R3: Tsonga def. Giraldo 6-3 6-4

The difference in this match went down to the serve quality, defensive ability, baseline consistency, plus some occasional net play, which all favored Tsonga. Giraldo is a good ball basher with a lot of weaknesses and no variety. Tsonga did what was expected, and did so comfortably.
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Re: Rome R3: Tsonga def. Giraldo 6-3 6-4

Tsonga is underated on clay, watch him beat ferrer in straights nxt round
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