Julien was serving for the match at 5-4 in the 2nd set and completely threw that game and the set away. 3rd set was pretty even. Jo had a ton of bps and half chances, but couldn't do much with them. Julien was too strong in the TB. Great win for him.
I could sorta may be possibly cut Jo some slack cos he hasn't played in 3 weeks. But the first 1.5 sets have really pissed me off. Was really hoping Jo would finally defend a title here. Oh, well.
«J'ai eu mes chances, j'en ai même eu beaucoup mais j'ai tout raté. Je ne fais pas un mauvais match mais j'ai coincé dans les moments cruciaux. J'ai dû faire exploser la case des fautes directes sur les statistiques. Dans le troisième set, il est touché physiquement. Si c'est un match en cinq sets, il y a de grandes chances qu'il ne m'échappe pas», a confié Jo-Wilfried Tsonga après sa défaite en demi-finales à Marseille contre Julien Benneteau (7/6 5/7 7/6).
He says that if it were a 5-set match, he would most likely win. For a guy with such a long list of 5-setters to his name, he can't seem to get enough of them.
Well, Jo is not certain to play Dubai, he got a stomach bug Saturday night. He's not due to play on Monday so he still has some time to get better. but in my experience it takes at least 3 days to completely recover and go back to eating regular food when you get that stuff. with the flight and all I'd say his chances are slim.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga est également incertain. Touché par une gastro-entérite dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche, le Tricolore a reporté son départ aux Emirats arabes unis où il doit jouer contre Michaël Llodra.