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Tsonga defeats Grosjean 6-3 3-6 6-3

Veronique
10-30-2007, 04:16 PM
Interesting battle of teammates.

Caio_Brasil
10-30-2007, 04:18 PM
Niec match, Tsonga started to do lots of UE in the second set but managed to win the third by serving well.

Voo de Mar
10-30-2007, 04:18 PM
Ali played very well in the third set :yeah: I'm surprised with his footwork because in the 2nd set he was looking tired.

Veronique
10-30-2007, 04:20 PM
I really hope he can improve his conditioning. He's not suppose to look tired against grand-pa Grosjean. Small steps though, he was able to beat him this week.

FrogBurger
10-30-2007, 04:39 PM
Nice job Jo - Nice win!

osalsyst
10-30-2007, 04:41 PM
Dammit Seb!

Merton
10-30-2007, 04:50 PM
Seb looked tired in the 3rd, it was good to see Tsonga keeping up the pressure in the 3rd after suddenly getting broken and losing the 2nd, these little things are signs of growing experience and confidence, very encouraging.

+alonso
10-30-2007, 05:08 PM
:sad: Seb! :(

Ivo#1Fan
10-30-2007, 05:34 PM
Ali played very well in the third set :yeah: I'm surprised with his footwork because in the 2nd set he was looking tired.

Shouldn't be too surprised. Ali Sr. always had excellent footwork. Floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee ;)

stebs
10-30-2007, 05:53 PM
They both looked like they'd just come back from war by the third set but Tsonga livened up and got the job done well.

Grosjean has happy memories here and his volleying tactics were good but he didn't hit them well enough in the third set and kept giving Tsonga chances to pass.

Henry Chinaski
10-30-2007, 06:01 PM
I thought Grosjean's best tactic was to run down everything and let Tsonga beat himself. He didn't have the stamina to keep it up though and most of those net approaches near the end looked pretty tired and desperate.

jonny84
10-30-2007, 06:22 PM
I thought Grosjean would continue his winning streak after winning Lyon.

TMJordan
10-30-2007, 06:45 PM
Revenge :devil:

Andi-M
10-30-2007, 07:15 PM
:baby: Tsonga my cutie!!!!!!!!!

JBdV
10-30-2007, 07:26 PM
Jo :yeah:

FedFan_2007
10-30-2007, 07:40 PM
I want to see the Fed/Tsonga matchup. Put an end to this "Baby Ali" nonsense once and for all.

Veronique
10-31-2007, 12:16 AM
Ali, boma ye! Ali, boma ye!

Getting carried away, I know;-)

the graduate
10-31-2007, 12:26 AM
Tsonga could be the French hope he is charismatic and has a fluid game that as he grows in confidence he is a top tenner and might even surpass Monfils and Gasquet, he is definitely growing in confidence.:worship:

Clara Bow
10-31-2007, 03:36 AM
I want to see the Fed/Tsonga matchup. Put an end to this "Baby Ali" nonsense once and for all.

Isn't he just called Baby Ali because he looks like a young Cassius Clay? I don't see why that is "nonsense"- imo Tsonga does resemble Ali in the early 1960s. I don't see why he needs comeupance just because he happens to look like someone and has a nickname because of it- but maybe that is just me.

Anywhoo- some nice stuff by him in the last set. Hate his new earrings though. Odd to see Grosjean without a cap.

Sorry for the shallow post. ;)

FedFan_2007
10-31-2007, 04:24 AM
Isn't he just called Baby Ali because he looks like a young Cassius Clay? I don't see why that is "nonsense"- imo Tsonga does resemble Ali in the early 1960s. I don't see why he needs comeupance just because he happens to look like someone and has a nickname because of it- but maybe that is just me.

Anywhoo- some nice stuff by him in the last set. Hate his new earrings though. Odd to see Grosjean without a cap.

Sorry for the shallow post. ;)

Like I said, I can't wait until Fed thrashes him good.... :D :D

TMJordan
10-31-2007, 04:28 AM
Like I said, I can't wait until Fed thrashes him good.... :D :D

You can't beat without Pete

martine2
10-31-2007, 04:33 AM
Well done Baby Ali :banana:

FedFan_2007
10-31-2007, 05:04 AM
Fed 6-2, 6-2.

Turquoise
10-31-2007, 05:37 AM
I just love Tsonga, even if I do recognise the weaknesses in his game. Good luck against Gasquet!

(Funny how most of the French players are bunched up in his part of the draw - taking out each other and dividing the partisan crowd's loyalties.)