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Whats keeping Tsonga from being a great of the game??

And racking up a few slams in your opinion?
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Re: Whats keeping Tsonga from being a great of the game??

Too injury prone and movement could be better.

The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):

Federer 17 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.
Nadal 14 GS, 27 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
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Re: Whats keeping Tsonga from being a great of the game??

talent,game,BIG 3,his mind........
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Re: Whats keeping Tsonga from being a great of the game??

What is? He is not good enough.
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Re: Whats keeping Tsonga from being a great of the game??

Movement, backhand, height. He moves about as well Berdych, but Berdy is 3 inches taller.

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Re: Whats keeping Tsonga from being a great of the game??

His BMI is too high + he's french. They surrender sometimes

No but on a serious note it's the same thing that prevents Berdych. Plays a risky style. Also he's not a very smooth mover (that indeed has to do with his heavy build). That's not good in the clay season and on all the slow courts.
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Re: Whats keeping Tsonga from being a great of the game??

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And racking up a few slams in your opinion?
His brain mostly, sorry to say. I really like him, but he ususally manages to attempt the wrong shot at critical points of a match. He does seem to be getting better with this problem lately though.
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BH.
You cannot seriously hope to win a GS in modern tennis with such a huge weakness in one of your groundstroke,especially not with the slowing of every surface.
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Re: Whats keeping Tsonga from being a great of the game??

Lack of variety and ability to adapt to different match-ups. Pretty one-dimensional player, whose good day and bad day are too far apart from each other.
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Bh and a brain..

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Re: Whats keeping Tsonga from being a great of the game??

I think he is one of the guys who could win a slam in the next 3 years.
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Re: Whats keeping Tsonga from being a great of the game??

No balls

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But he lost 23 times against you.
's right. We have to also throw into the mix. But I do not think it is currently the decisive factor. But he has achieved in my opinion too much. Maybe this is crucial if I move him even closer after major victories. But 14 or 17 Grand Slam titles is a significant difference. At the present time there is no question that he must be the greater player than me.

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Consistency.
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he's not called Clownga for nothing...

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No balls

Actually i d say he has too much balls for the talent he has.
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