No idea Dr Jules, though his post match interview was quite funny at times
“Yeah, I learned maybe I have to play better. That's it.”
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reveals what he’ll take home from his loss to Roger Federer in the Australian Open 2010 semi-finals.
After going down to the Swiss maestro 6-2 6-3 6-2 at Rod Laver Arena, Tsonga said he was surprised by how well Federer played - and that if he plays like that on Sunday, nobody can beat him.
“I don’t know. I don’t know,” was all Tsonga could offer. When asked if he had any advice for Murray, Tsonga had some simple words of wisdom: “Be ready to run”.
For Murray though, the pressure will be building. At every Grand Slam, Great Britain’s championship drought is dredged up and bandied about by players and media alike. And many are looking to Murray to end this barren run, something that Federer believes could be sitting heavily on the 22-year-old’s shoulders.
“That's the question he probably gets asked quite a bit. [I] wouldn't be surprised if he's a bit fed up by it. I think he's done really well, you know, handling the pressure and considering, you know, sort of the media in England is very strong. So I think he's done great, you know, under the pressure,” said Federer.
“I don't feel like the pressure's really on me having to do it again, because I did it before. I think he really needs it more than I do, you know. So I think the pressure's big on him.
“But we'll see how he's gonna handle it. It's not going to be easy for him, that's for sure.”
And Federer knows that he will need to be at his best against an opponent who has beaten him more often than not – a rarity.
“He's consistent,” he says of Murray. “He's one of the best return players we have in the game. He's been able to improve many things in his game that make it harder today to beat him.