Like Tsonga had any chance against Fed, even if he got there
the last time they played (merely a couple of weeks ago) Tsonga took Fed to 5 sets and he could easily have won as the match was decided on a very few points. It's not like Tsonga has never managed to beat Federer ever before, either.
Seriously Jo, what the fuck was that shit? Had a great chance to avenge his loss against Klizan in the next round, but decided to crap out instead... then again, probably wouldn't have beaten him either anyway
Hmmm.. Yep Tsonga wasn't at his best, but how about a little credits for his opponent?
Sijsling was fantastic, especially in that 3rd set.
Everyone in the crowd expected him to fold after losing that 2nd set (even more - right after not being able to convert three BPs halfway that set, whereafter he started to mess up), but damn no, this guy was out for blood this evening!
Sheer joy to witness his attacking S/V playing style work out so well.
The daily tournament journal headed "Could Sijsling be able to stunt against Tsonga?"
that very morrning. Sijsling commented that it would be a very tough job, and that his draw was very hard, "but it could have been even worse". He obviously was in good spirits already before the match, and it payed off.
Sijsling's biggest victory to date and I hope he'll be able to back it up with a couple more wins here in Rotterdam. With the level of play he displayed yesterday evening, the bloke surely belongs at least in the top-50. Get it done, Igor.