I can't believe he lost against Clement. Was he playing that bad or was Clement playing out of this world?
Clement was playing really well. He was retrieving everything, going for his shots, taking chances on Tsonga's serve and he controlled his nerves at the end. He got back so many lobs as well. In the TB he was just the more consistent person and after Tsonga hit 27 aces he couldn't find another ace in the TB. It was a really enteratining match and high quality I thought - but Clement was just too good on his own serve (Jo was two points away from the match at 5-4* but then Clement hit an ace to save his ass). What can you do about that?
Arnaud reached the QFs of Stockholm (including qualie matches) and now he's in the SF of Lyon. I'm not surprised, but a bit disappointed with the last few points in the TB - Jo had a match point but netted the forehand and that was that.
Tsonga was solid for most of the match (especially on serve) but just not good enough when it mattered the most.