There's nothing wrong with what Tsonga said. It's true that Novak is nowhere near the achievements of those 2 great players. Not yet.
Yep, that's the whole point. And we've yet to see whether Djokovic will get anywhere near to Fedal's achievements. Right now I'd say it's a pretty big hill still to climb for him. 26 > 4.
But that excess of respect for Federer didn't help Tsonga on Sunday. Roger played really well. But Tsonga had his chances in the second set to even the match. He was serving like a god, winning 100% of the points on his first sere...Until it really mattered, then Tsonga fell to pieces, probably thinking about Roger's "aura". He can beat Federer, he has done in the past, but he couldn't do it when it mattered, to win his first Masters title at home.
Tsonga may have valued his win over Fed in Wimbledon
even more than possibly beating him in Paris, but I may be mistaken about this.