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Tsonga won't win a Grand Slam

Forget about it.
The guy has the right mentality,the right serve,the right FH,the right net game to win a GS BUT sadly for him, he is way too weak comparing to the top 4 players at two important eras in modern tennis: BH and especially movement.

Imagine if by any chance for Tsonga, we have a GS final beetween Tsonga and the weakest member of top 4 (Murray): despite the fact Tsonga has the better mentality,is probably stronger mentally and has the "right" way to win Grand Slams (playing offensive tennis), he would still lose to Murray because of the two points mentionned higher in the post.

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I would love to see him win Wimbledon, he has the game to win that tournament.

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I would love to see him win Wimbledon, he has the game to win that tournament.
Not with Djoker,Nadal and yes,even Murray around.
His weak movement and BH will always get exposed by at least those 3 players.
A shame because i think he has all the other attributes of a GS winner.
If it was 90's grass, then i would have said yes though.
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Forget about it.
The guy has the right mentality,the right serve,the right FH,the right net game to win a GS BUT sadly for him, he is way too weak comparing to the top 4 players at two important eras in modern tennis: BH and especially movement.

Imagine if by any chance for Tsonga, we have a GS final beetween Tsonga and the weakest member of top 4 (Murray): despite the fact Tsonga has the better mentality,is probably stronger mentally and the "right" way to win Grand Slams (playing offensive tennis), he would still lose to Murray because of the two points mentionned higher in the post.
A little improvement in those 2 areas would be sufficient. Wimbledon 2011 he was not far off.

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Courts are too slow.

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A little improvement in those 2 areas would be sufficient. Wimbledon 2011 he was not far off.
I actually think he was very far.
I thought Djoker was completely dominant in that 1/2 final (Tsonga was in danger in almost all of his serve games) and Tsonga can almost only thank his serve for having made this 1/2 final somewhat respectable in term of scoreline.
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I actually think he was very far.
Djoker was completely dominant in that 1/2 final and he can almost only thank his serve for having made this 1/2 final somewhat respectable in term of scoreline.
Tsonga served for the first set in the Wimbledon semi-final.

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I agree with you for the most part, but he could do it with some luck an easy draw at Wimbledon. I can see him winning Wimbledon if he was matched up against Murray in the final, for example. Sure, a Non-top 3 player vs. Tsonga final is not likely but you never know.

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I actually think he was very far.
I thought Djoker was completely dominant in that 1/2 final (Tsonga was in danger in almost all of his serve games) and Tsonga can almost only thank his serve for having made this 1/2 final somewhat respectable in term of scoreline.
That was a poor loss. Slower grass or not, that was a match he should have won on that surface.

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Courts are too slow.
Even if the courts are fast, look at him.. He still can't even beat a 30 year old Roger.

Tsonga won't win anything period. Poor conditioning, shit movement, questionable mental toughness etc.
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Its got nothing to do with the top 4 and EVERYTHING to do with Tsonga.
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Even if the courts are fast, look at him.. He still can't even beat a 30 year old Roger.

Tsonga won't win anything period. Poor conditioning, shit movement etc.
Different match-up and the WTF court isn't fast despite the way it panned out.

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The O2 court wasn't fast.



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