I know he may very well lose today, and he doesn't have much experience on grass but why haven't we heard anything about the Frenchman? Hell I've heard more about Berdych and Lu that I have heard about Tsonga the whole tournament. He has quietly made his way to the QF's. He has the game to certainly upset Murray and go even further. Here's to Tsonga doing work today!
I'll be the first to tell you he had a great draw, but you make the best with what you are given. Tsonga has done that and he is in a QF for the first time at Wimby. The previous matches don't matter, all that matters is the guy across the net today Murray. He has looked good but I wouldn't necessarily say he is unbeatable. I think their match has the potential to be the best of the day. Hey, I'm a fan of both no dog in the fight.
Oh I'm 100% behind Tsonga and would love to see him go even further, though the thing is he's been playing well but not impressive, he's done enough to justify his seeding. Murray winning in straight sets is the only way I see it, sadly.
Tsonga is such a loose cannon that we never know which tsonga will show up.. I do think he's got a very good shot at getting to the semi's if the right JWT shows up.. It's pressure and tingle time for murray. Be fun to see how this plays out.
My boy's problem is second serve returns ... He stands too far back on 2nd serves. Murray has a powder puff 2nd serve. He's definitely going to go to Tsonga's backhand. Tsonga needs to step into the court & take it early. That's what Roddick did to Murray last year to perfection. If Tsonga changed that 1 aspect of his game & served big with controlled aggression so he doesn't hit too many unforced errors, it would be him beating Murray in 3.
For me, Tsonga has not been able to reach his AO 08 level, and has used his talent to maintain top 10 results without doing anything extraordinary since then. Hope he uses this great opportunity to up his game at a tournament he has the game to win, would be good for the game to have an attack minded player win.