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Tsonga def Gasquet 6-2 6-7 7-6 6-3

anousleshommes@h
01-20-2008, 04:48 AM
Brilliant Performance!!!!

TeamID
01-20-2008, 04:48 AM
Go Tsonga!!

mivco
01-20-2008, 04:49 AM
pathetic gaysquet

TMJordan
01-20-2008, 04:49 AM
Tsonga is sooooooo good.

jeahhh!
01-20-2008, 04:50 AM
Tsonga :rocker2:

anousleshommes@h
01-20-2008, 04:50 AM
Many said he couldnt do it, but he's just taken out two seeds. This guy doesnt deserve to be 38th in the world. He's worth way much much much more than that.

Veronique
01-20-2008, 04:50 AM
He was definitely the better player today. Should have won it in straight sets.

TeamID
01-20-2008, 04:51 AM
What's up with Gasquet backing up on return of serve. Too defensive

Voo de Mar
01-20-2008, 04:52 AM
:bounce:

I'd like to see Tsonga as a successor of Yannick Noah. He has all the skills to be a Grand Slam champion and Top 5 player.

Henry Chinaski
01-20-2008, 04:52 AM
balls won the day

ReturnWinner
01-20-2008, 04:53 AM
What's up with Gasquet backing up on return of serve. Too defensive

he usually returns like that ;)

tangerine_dream
01-20-2008, 04:53 AM
Baby Ali, you legend :rocker2: What a performance this kid is showing at AO. I was surprised to see Gasquet go down so meekly to his friend in the last set. I guess we know who wears the pants in that relationship. :p

World Beater
01-20-2008, 04:53 AM
two moonballers out, one more to go!

Pixie
01-20-2008, 04:53 AM
Very solid from Tsonga vs an average Gasquet at best. There'd be so much to say about Richard's tactic on important points.

Congrats Jo, I'm pleased to see him that fit.

vincayou
01-20-2008, 04:54 AM
Sad news for Gasquet, he was fortunate to win the 2nd set. Tsonga is VERY impressive.

Veronique
01-20-2008, 04:54 AM
What's up with Gasquet backing up on return of serve. Too defensive

So that he can take that huge swing of his.

Rogiman
01-20-2008, 04:55 AM
Good riddance.

I was one of those who were waiting for gasquet to develop into the next best thing, but the truth is that other than the nice technique on the backhand is game is all flaws, as his mentality.

Why the hell does he pay for a coach if the best he can think of is standing 1Km behind the baseline and hit forehand moonballs? Not spectacular at all and until that is corrected he has no business playing in the later stages of the Slams.

Alex999
01-20-2008, 04:55 AM
Tsonga played very well. He wanted to win. Gasquet played some silly defense. I always expect so much from both Murray and Gasquet and they never fail to disappoint me. Oh well. Tsonga is the man.

2moretogo
01-20-2008, 04:55 AM
Good stuff from Tsonga...

Ok from Gasquet. Of course fitness was an issue for Gasquet at the end, but I like that Tsonga kept with his game plan and was able to win with only one or two lapses of concentration.

World Beater
01-20-2008, 04:56 AM
Good riddance.

I was one of those who were waiting for gasquet to develop into the next best thing, but the truth is that other than the nice technique on the backhand is game is all flaws, as his mentality.

Why the hell does he pay for a coach if the best he can think of is standing 1Km behind the baseline and hit forehand moonballs? Not spectacular at all and until that is corrected he has no business playing in the later stages of the Slams.

such a pity that the next generation of superstars in tennis are all moonballers / grinders.

nadal, gasquet, murray, djokovic.:o yuck!

GonzoFan
01-20-2008, 04:57 AM
:bigcry:

ReturnWinner
01-20-2008, 04:57 AM
such a pity that the next generation of superstars in tennis are all moonballers / grinders.

nadal, gasquet, murray, djokovic.:o yuck!

Cilic,Del Pony,And Korolev are not at least for now:)

maf
01-20-2008, 04:57 AM
such a pity that the next generation of superstars in tennis are all moonballers / grinders.

nadal, gasquet, murray, djokovic.:o yuck!

Well Tsonga is the next generation so all isn't lost..

TMJordan
01-20-2008, 04:57 AM
such a pity that the next generation of superstars in tennis are all moonballers / grinders.

nadal, gasquet, murray, djokovic.:o yuck!

Tsonga > all of them!11!111!!!!1!!!

ReturnWinner
01-20-2008, 04:58 AM
nice Job Tsonga :)

mickymouse
01-20-2008, 04:58 AM
Tsonga should have won in straights.
Gasquet obviously did not watch the match between Tsonga and Murray

tennisgal_001
01-20-2008, 05:00 AM
Gasquet was not good at all, playing 10 feet behind the baseline, mishitting second serve returns, playing far too defensively and waiting for Tsonga to miss instead of going for his shots. Oh, and his approach shots were too mediocre to the point that he didn't know when to attack the net, so he was passed a countless number of times. He had several opportunities to break back in the fourth (4 BP I think) but he couldn't take his chances.

Tsonga was rock-solid in the first 3 sets, serving and returning well, going for his shots even if he misses, and moving Gasquet around the court. In the fourth set I thought he got a bit tight, the quality of his serve dropped and he was missing plenty of shots, but Gasquet was playing such gutless tennis that it didn't really matter how well he was playing. Putting the ball back in play was enough to get him the W. But I'm afraid the fairytale run ends here, the winner of the Youzhny/Davydenko match will not allow him to swing freely like Gasquet did.

But he's in a GS QF so until then, great effort :yeah:

anousleshommes@h
01-20-2008, 05:01 AM
Tsonga should have won in straights.
Gasquet obviously did not watch the match between Tsonga and Murray

Yes, and many on this forum didnt either. Many predicted his fall, but it never came.

He shud indeed have won in str8 but one of those mental lapses and epilptic fits kept him back. Gr8 to see him thru tho

sawan66278
01-20-2008, 05:03 AM
Rumble Frenchman Rumble!!!!!!!!!!!:D

silverwhite
01-20-2008, 05:04 AM
The player who deserved to win won. Keep it up in the QFs, Jo. :yeah:

Veronique
01-20-2008, 05:05 AM
I actually feel he has a chance against either Youzhny or Davydenko.

Tennis Fool
01-20-2008, 05:06 AM
I like both of these players, although I like Gasquet a bit more. However, Chris Fowler's licking over Richard made me want to root more for Tsonga.


I have noticed some positive growth with Richard, but like was said, he seemed to not know what tactics to take in this match. Who is his coach? I think it's time for a coaching change. I think this will be Richard's year to do something.

On final note, I'm not liking matches with friends, relatives, countryman etc. These guys are too close, almost like watching a Williams sisters match with the errors from a guy who should be playing better and the "nice hugging" at the end.

leng jai
01-20-2008, 05:06 AM
Gasquet has been watching Rodduck play too much.

anousleshommes@h
01-20-2008, 05:06 AM
Gasquet was not good at all, playing 10 feet behind the baseline, mishitting second serve returns, playing far too defensively and waiting for Tsonga to miss instead of going for his shots. Oh, and his approach shots were too mediocre to the point that he didn't know when to attack the net, so he was passed a countless number of times. He had several opportunities to break back in the fourth (4 BP I think) but he couldn't take his chances.

Tsonga was rock-solid in the first 3 sets, serving and returning well, going for his shots even if he misses, and moving Gasquet around the court. In the fourth set I thought he got a bit tight, the quality of his serve dropped and he was missing plenty of shots, but Gasquet was playing such gutless tennis that it didn't really matter how well he was playing. Putting the ball back in play was enough to get him the W. But I'm afraid the fairytale run ends here, the winner of the Youzhny/Davydenko match will not allow him to swing freely like Gasquet did.

But he's in a GS QF so until then, great effort :yeah:



Well, I see someone's not happy with Tsonga making it to the next round, wiv da vile rant...
Either ways, Im still rooting for Tsonga, and hopefully he'll dispatch Davydenko as swiftly as he did both Murray and Gasquet

vincayou
01-20-2008, 05:07 AM
I actually feel he has a chance against either Youzhny or Davydenko.

If he keeps playing like this, he can make the final. But psychologically, if he faces Nadal in SF, he will be probably just happy to be there and lose.

anousleshommes@h
01-20-2008, 05:10 AM
If he keeps playing like this, he can make the final. But psychologically, if he faces Nadal in SF, he will be probably just happy to be there and lose.

Tsonga plays such an outlandish game, so difficult to adapt to his marvelous drop shops and quirky (but massive) forehand volley down the line or inside out. Gr8 player to watch and admire really.

~*BGT*~
01-20-2008, 05:26 AM
Richie... just like Andy's match last night, I wanted to slap you to make you understand why you were losing.

JO!!! Great play!! I wish you all the luck in the world in your 1st career GS quarterfinal. He most surely will be top 20 by next Monday!

anousleshommes@h
01-20-2008, 05:30 AM
Richie... just like Andy's match last night, I wanted to slap you to make you understand why you were losing.

JO!!! Great play!! I wish you all the luck in the world in your 1st career GS quarterfinal. He most surely will be top 20 by next Monday!

Really? That gr8 news. Much more fitting to his talent.

~*BGT*~
01-20-2008, 05:33 AM
Really? That gr8 news. Much more fitting to his talent.

Oh, I am not saying for sure. He lost 1st round last year and is not in the quarterfinal with a chance to go farther. I'm just assuming. :shrug:

anousleshommes@h
01-20-2008, 05:35 AM
Oh, I am not saying for sure. He lost 1st round last year and is not in the quarterfinal with a chance to go farther. I'm just assuming. :shrug:

Hopefully turns out to be true.

Allez
01-20-2008, 05:40 AM
WTF is going on with Gasquet ? So baffling why he must still be struggling with regards to tactics. So baffling that he is still so mentally fragile. He's been a pro now for a good few years. He should go into each match with a clear plan of how to win. What the hell is he paying his coach for ? So sad. Congrats to Tsonga though. I've known for some time now that he is a big match player. Exactly what Gasquet is not at this point.

Merton
01-20-2008, 05:42 AM
Very impressive from Tsonga, he has improved a lot his defensive skills and clearly outplayed Richard here, in fact he whould have won in 3. Richard was totally outplayed from the baseline, I was surprised he didn't switch to more net play and serve & volley more, he would have a better chance (even though he would still lose).

Puschkin
01-20-2008, 05:50 AM
Richard was totally outplayed from the baseline, I was surprised he didn't switch to more net play and serve & volley more, he would have a better chance (even though he would still lose).

You can't blame him for this, he did attack the net 73 times, not always successfully, though.
What killed him was his breakpoint conversion rate, a first set slept through and a good (though not a great) Tsonga.

RonE
01-20-2008, 06:00 AM
Well done Tsonga :yeah:

I saw the latter stages of the fourth set before going off to work and Tsonga was the one being more positive, more agressive, pushing himself to victory.

A very well deserved win!

Scotso
01-20-2008, 06:02 AM
:woohoo:

Merton
01-20-2008, 06:02 AM
You can't blame him for this, he did attack the net 73 times, not always successfully, though.
What killed him was his breakpoint conversion rate, a first set slept through and a good (though not a great) Tsonga.

Fair point, what you say "not always successfully" is why I think he would still lose, yet it seemed obvious he was going down even after the 2nd set so I think he should attack more. :shrug:

Action Jackson
01-20-2008, 06:03 AM
Good win by Tsonga and hope it doesn't get too hot for his sakes.

Tennis Fool
01-20-2008, 06:07 AM
Scotso, I thought you were a Gasquet fan.

World Beater
01-20-2008, 06:09 AM
tsonga is very athletic for a person of his size. hopefully he can stay away from the injury bug.

Clara Bow
01-20-2008, 06:11 AM
Very, very well done by Tsonga. What a great GS for him. He took out Murray- but did not lose momentum. Aggressive play, a willingness to come up in the court, and bouncing back after games he should have won. Very well done.

Richie was too passive. But he did show some fight in staving off break points.

But in the end- imo- Jo deserved to win this. :)

Scotso
01-20-2008, 06:16 AM
Scotso, I thought you were a Gasquet fan.

I can't stand Gasquet.

CyBorg
01-20-2008, 06:29 AM
Brilliant Performance!!!!

I didn't see anything brilliant about this chokefest. The least worst player won.

hablovah19
01-20-2008, 06:30 AM
Great win for Tsonga!
I remember seeing him play at RG vs Roddick in 2005 and him losing.
He's made so much more progress since then. :)
Gasquet. :hug:

Rogiman
01-20-2008, 06:31 AM
I didn't see anything brilliant about this chokefest. The least worst player won.Agree wholeheartedly.

Janko's display yesterday was brilliant, Tsonga was mediocre at best, yet one could see him beating Gasquet coming from miles away.

yomike
01-20-2008, 06:32 AM
Richard disappoints once again. Like he ever fails to do that.

CyBorg
01-20-2008, 06:35 AM
Agree wholeheartedly.

Janko's display yesterday was brilliant, Tsonga was mediocre at best, yet one could see him beating Gasquet coming from miles away.

The fluffy balls gave Gasquet some generous bounces. At 5-6 in the third set tiebreak Gasquet got a gift when Tsonga was serving, but then promptly choked on his serve at 6-7.

It was pathetic, because Tsonga was awful, almost embarrassing at times. Gasquet sucked more.

Deivid23
01-20-2008, 08:00 AM
Surprise surprise.........

sports freak
01-20-2008, 08:02 AM
The kids got Game/Power and Brains what more can you ask for!!Also they said he has been out for 2 yrs,wow scary thought!!

Smankyou
01-20-2008, 08:03 AM
I want to spread Tsonga on toast and eat him.

Bilbo
01-20-2008, 08:11 AM
expected one

tsonga has to much firepower for gasquet

Truc
01-20-2008, 08:21 AM
Also they said he has been out for 2 yrs,wow scary thought!!No, he has not been out for 2 years. He had serious back problems and constantly had to stop for a couple of months, he couldn't play a full season, but it's not like he hasn't played at all in 2 years, he was playing Futures and Challengers (around 10 tournaments in 2005 and 10 in 2006, I think).

pascal'rG
01-20-2008, 08:40 AM
Lol.... here it is... go wolves... come and eat the loser....

Good perfomance from Tsonga but gasquet was near his best level.. He was better against lopez and andreev...

Today he played at 60% because of the pressure he impose to himself, and because of a pain in his foot.

If you look at the match fairly you can see that he didn't run in the first set and didn't hit the ball like his first matchs...

A gasquet like against lopez and andreev would have beat tsonga with not so much problems.

But still it's disapointing because he could have go far.

sports freak
01-20-2008, 08:43 AM
Lol.... here it is... go wolves... come and eat the loser....

Good perfomance from Tsonga but gasquet was near his best level.. He was better against lopez and andreev...

Today he played at 60% because of the pressure he impose to himself, and because of a pain in his foot.

If you look at the match fairly you can see that he didn't run in the first set and didn't hit the ball like his first matchs...

A gasquet like against lopez and andreev would have beat tsonga with not so much problems.

But still it's disapointing because he could have go far.

Thanks for the info,appreciated!!Didnt know Ritchie had a foot problem!

Corey Feldman
01-20-2008, 09:08 AM
.. at least Muzza bagelled him in the set he won .....

martine2
01-20-2008, 09:10 AM
:bounce: :bounce: Great result to wake up to! High time to watch that match now!

Blue Heart24
01-20-2008, 09:11 AM
Tsonga to reach the final! :D

Andi-M
01-20-2008, 09:52 AM
Expected.

Fantastic I'm so happy for Jo :kiss:

Naide
01-20-2008, 10:40 AM
As predicted.

Experimentee
01-20-2008, 10:53 AM
Great match from Tsonga, he is really coming into his own in the past year. He has a bit of a choke in the 2nd set but apart from that played well.

Richard was disappointing, played too defensively and behind the baseline and paid the price against an aggressive Tsonga.

BlakeJamitis
01-20-2008, 11:48 AM
Once again, it's THE YEAR OF THE TSONGA!!!

richie21
01-20-2008, 12:04 PM
Lol.... here it is... go wolves... come and eat the loser....

Good perfomance from Tsonga but gasquet was near his best level.. He was better against lopez and andreev...

Today he played at 60% because of the pressure he impose to himself, and because of a pain in his foot.

If you look at the match fairly you can see that he didn't run in the first set and didn't hit the ball like his first matchs...

A gasquet like against lopez and andreev would have beat tsonga with not so much problems.
But still it's disapointing because he could have go far.

I'm far from being sure of that.
The problem is that for the first time in this tournament ,he faced a guy with a great serve and pretty good baseline game.

Well done to Tsonga anyway.
I'm not really angry about Richard,i feel more frustrated than angried actually.
I had the feeling he was powerless,slow and not sharp.
At the same time,i didn't expect a lot from him in this AO,he just doesn't like this surface and the conditions there.
Rendez vous in Wimbledon now Richard......

Savo
01-20-2008, 12:19 PM
I pity the fool who thinks that Gasquet will win a slam before Djokovic. What a wimp...

Arcadia
01-20-2008, 12:54 PM
pathetic gaysquet

No need to say that, i mean lets give Gasquet some credit....
And don´t be so offensive!!, anyway....good for Tsonga

HeretiC
01-20-2008, 12:56 PM
Congrats Jo.:worship: First time I watch him him was at Queens club at London against Hewitt and I was quite impressed with him. I knew he will fast find his way to Top 30.

Pimmchanok
01-20-2008, 01:01 PM
:rolleyes: he had a blister

Fired Up!
01-20-2008, 01:23 PM
One of the better matches from yesterday, too bad I couldnt watch the last set. :(

Congrats Jo. :yeah:

R.Federer
01-20-2008, 01:38 PM
Great win for Tsonga! Backed up his "fluke win" over Murray quite nicely so far.
And he has not been stretched at all. Will be interesting to see how far he can ride his luck

Tough luck for Gasquet...

anousleshommes@h
01-20-2008, 01:53 PM
it wasnt a fluke he plays differently from all them people

anousleshommes@h
01-20-2008, 01:53 PM
he's a tactical player not a ball basher like some peeps wud make him out 2 be

Corey Feldman
01-20-2008, 02:15 PM
He's a caveman just like you anousleshommes@h

anousleshommes@h
01-20-2008, 02:36 PM
He's a caveman just like you anousleshommes@h

That murray pic's freaky... says a lot about yerself

ridert
01-20-2008, 03:11 PM
:sad:

alfonsojose
01-20-2008, 04:09 PM
Richard is a GS SF and a top ten player. Stupid day yes, but trashing him like this :(. Tsonga is good :yeah:

anousleshommes@h
01-20-2008, 04:14 PM
Jo is a fantastic player to watch

Merton
01-20-2008, 04:14 PM
Lol.... here it is... go wolves... come and eat the loser....

Good perfomance from Tsonga but gasquet was near his best level.. He was better against lopez and andreev...

Today he played at 60% because of the pressure he impose to himself, and because of a pain in his foot.

If you look at the match fairly you can see that he didn't run in the first set and didn't hit the ball like his first matchs...

A gasquet like against lopez and andreev would have beat tsonga with not so much problems.

But still it's disapointing because he could have go far.

Tsonga didn't play his best either. Following this logic we all know that Safin has never lost a match in his life.

Schu
01-20-2008, 06:41 PM
If Gasquet could just turn off his brain and play freely but all the shit that goes on in his head when he has the slightest pressure is amazing. I thought he might have learned how to deal with it at the Paris Masters, beating Tsonga and (not to start anything) Murray in front of the ultimate pressure of his home crowd but guess not.

Congrats to Tsonga who held tough after a little blip.:yeah:

Bad Religion
01-20-2008, 06:49 PM
Pussy Gasquet did it again

brent-o
01-20-2008, 07:08 PM
Richard is a GS SF and a top ten player. Stupid day yes, but trashing him like this :(. Tsonga is good :yeah:

I agree some people are too harsh, calling him a useless player and all but as you said he is a top 10 player which is a good achievement when other talents are floundering somewhere in the top 50. But I think Gasquet certainly deserves some criticism though. For all this talk about him being a future multiple Grand Slam winner, number 1 player, etc. he sure has not impressed me in big match moments. He becomes so passive, waits for the error, and doesn't appear to have any game plan. Say what you want about Djokovic or Nadal's game but they step it up in the big moments. Theirs may not be as pretty as Gasquet's game but you can see it on their face that they believe they can win. Like a Kim Clijsters, I think Gasquet lacks that killer instinct. And I'm sick of people saying give him time, he's still young. For me, this year is his do-or-die year.

richie21
01-20-2008, 07:33 PM
If Gasquet could just turn off his brain and play freely but all the shit that goes on in his head when he has the slightest pressure is amazing. I thought he might have learned how to deal with it at the Paris Masters, beating Tsonga and (not to start anything) Murray in front of the ultimate pressure of his home crowd but guess not.

Congrats to Tsonga who held tough after a little blip.:yeah:

I'm not sure he lost this match because of the pressure.
Let's be fair,he didn't play any better against Murray in Paris (or in his first 3 rounds in this AO) than he did yesterday......it's just that Tsonga was more agressive than Murray,served way better and took advantage of Gasquet's now usual defensive attitude.
What surprised me the most in this match was how slow and powerless he looked.
Tsonga looked like a man while Gasquet looked like a teenager playing tennis.

scoobs
01-20-2008, 07:53 PM
It's easy and predictable to bash Gasquet for this loss, yet obviously Tsonga is playing some fantastic tennis at this tournament and has been since Round 1.

Sean
01-20-2008, 08:53 PM
Tsonga is playing really well. Im suprised he dropped a set to such opposition to be honest.

richie21
01-20-2008, 09:51 PM
Tsonga is playing really well. Im suprised he dropped a set to such opposition to be honest.

:o

anousleshommes@h
01-20-2008, 10:01 PM
Tsonga is playing really well. Im suprised he dropped a set to such opposition to be honest.

Lol. I read a hundred of articles on da net and all da journalist seemed puzzled too as to how he managed to lose that set lol. He shud hav wrapped this in 3. Hopefully, he can make mince meat of youznhy next. I got my fingers crossed, but youznhy is and will be a toughy.

CyBorg
01-21-2008, 01:43 PM
blah blah blah fluffy balls blah blah