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Youzhny - Tsonga : www?

Adler
01-20-2008, 07:03 AM
Misha, from the beggining of this year, is on fire. Didn't lose a single match, destroyed Nadal, scored his first victory over Davydenko in str8s. It seems everything is working fine, except for his head sometimes

Tsonga's not having a bad year at all. Defeated Hewitt, reached Adelaide SF, but managed to lose to Seppi on hardcourt. This time he defeated Murray and Gasquet, two former or present Top 10 players

Those two have never played against each other before. On paper it seems that Misha is the favourite, but his results against serve'n'volleyers aren't that impressive:

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/headtohead/?player1=Youzhny%2C+Mikhail&player2=Rafter%2C+Patrick
http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/headtohead/?player1=Youzhny%2C+Mikhail&player2=Sampras
http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/headtohead/?player1=Youzhny%2C+Mikhail&player2=Ivanisevic%2C+Goran
http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/headtohead/?player1=Youzhny%2C+Mikhail&player2=Stepanek%2C+Radek
http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/headtohead/?player1=Youzhny%2C+Mikhail&player2=Henman%2C+Tim

However, these were damn good serve'n'volleyers and Tsonga, with all his respect, could be found only good and not always. Besides, all these matches above took place quite a long time ago, and today's Youzhny is a different person

So, who will win?

Leo
01-20-2008, 07:15 AM
Those H2Hs are meaningless and mostly pretty old. I mean, Sampras, Rafter, Ivanisevic, and Henman are all retired and irrelevent. Youzhny is one of those late-bloomers playing better and better as he ages and matures. So much pressure on his shoulders when he was young, and now he's beginning to live up to it. Honestly, the sky is the limit. :)

I actually like how Misha's game matches up against serve and volleyers. He knows how to hit a passing shot, he's very accurate, and he can also take the net away from opponents by coming in himself. He's also good at chipping returns back in play off his forehand and backhand, which will be useful against Tsonga. I'm predicting a high quality 4 or 5 set QF, and it will come down to who manages their nerves and their serve better! I (cautiously) predict my man Mish. But Tsonga is one of those guys who can blow you off the court if everything is working. But Youzhny is smarter and more experienced.

JMG
01-20-2008, 07:20 AM
Youzhny in 3 or 4.

baghdatis
01-20-2008, 07:28 AM
TSONGA :rocker2:

Adler
01-20-2008, 07:29 AM
Those H2Hs are meaningless and mostly pretty old. I mean, Sampras, Rafter, Ivanisevic, and Henman are all retired and irrelevent. Youzhny is one of those late-bloomers playing better and better as he ages and matures
That's exactly what I wrote

What I wanted to say is that till this moment Misha faced ordinary 21st century players and on monday he'll see Tsonga rushing to the net. What will he do? And if he loses serve, what will happen?

However, I think Youzhny will clinch it in 4

FedFan_2007
01-20-2008, 07:43 AM
The Colonel will take care of business!

Marek.
01-20-2008, 07:44 AM
Youzhny in 3 or 4

TheBoiledEgg
01-20-2008, 07:46 AM
Tsonga isnt exactly a Serve & volleyer :spit:
c'mon Misha......... lets get the job done and another crack at Miss Piggy

Adler
01-20-2008, 07:59 AM
Tsonga isnt exactly a Serve & volleyer :spit:
In these hard times, including some S&V into your game makes you look like one ;)

Bilbo
01-20-2008, 08:15 AM
misha in 4

Deivid23
01-20-2008, 08:18 AM
Colonel in 5

sports freak
01-20-2008, 08:21 AM
This Tsonga is good,may go all the way to the Final!!Actually thought the winner of Tsonga vs Ritchie would go far!!Tsonga like Gonzo last year playing with NO FEAR,until he met Roger!!

tennisgal_001
01-20-2008, 08:25 AM
Youzhny in straights. He's got too much game for Tsonga. Plus, Tsonga tends to get tight in the big moments, Gasquet didn't have enough guts to take advantage of that but Mischa will surely not let it pass easily. And if you take into consideration the occasion and what's at stake, the odds are in Youzhny's favor.

sports freak
01-20-2008, 08:51 AM
Wow Misha in straight sets??Youzhny can go MISSING when UNDER the PUMP!!

Rogiman
01-20-2008, 09:04 AM
Misha has more quality in his little finger than Baby-Ali has in his entire body (doesn't mean he's not a good player).

Saturn66
01-20-2008, 09:04 AM
Youzhny in 3.

Horatio Caine
01-20-2008, 09:29 AM
Agree with what Leo says, and I'd side with Youzhny for that/those reasons. Should be a great match anyway.

RonE
01-20-2008, 09:42 AM
Tsonga isnt exactly a Serve & volleyer :spit:
c'mon Misha......... lets get the job done and another crack at Miss Piggy

Here here.

ciprianned
01-20-2008, 09:45 AM
Misha in 5 :)

Nathaliia
01-20-2008, 09:48 AM
Heart says Tsonga, common sense says Youzhny.

Ivanatis
01-20-2008, 09:48 AM
17-2 seems really one-sided to me, I think Tsonga has really a chance in here if he plays again the way he did so far, like 35-40 % maybe

sammy01
01-20-2008, 11:01 AM
im going for youzhny, i've had enough of tsonga i dont think hes as good as people are making out. as soon as he beat murray the british commentators are like hes must be the next big thing. to me hes beaten 2 decent players playing average tennis. plus youzhny's hotter.

martine2
01-20-2008, 11:02 AM
Tsonga has got noting to lose and he's got the guts to do it.

Allez Jo :rocker2:

Cat123
01-20-2008, 11:11 AM
Badass Russian in 3 :devil:

supertommyhaas
01-20-2008, 11:15 AM
Tsonga in 5 or Youzhny in 5.

Tennis-Engineer
01-20-2008, 11:17 AM
Tsonga wont miss this oppourtunity easily .He is hungry ! Tsonga in 4 or 5 .

mickymouse
01-20-2008, 11:19 AM
Youzhny in 3. He won't play the same passive game that Murray and Gasquet did.

Vass
01-20-2008, 11:20 AM
Depends on Misha.
I've never seen Tsonga play, but he 'sounds' intimidating (maybe coz he looks a bit like mohammad Ali :lol:). Youzhny has enough experience and skill, but he should keep his head straight. If he doesn't worry too much about it, doesn't oaf, he'll win. in 4 or even 3 sets.

vincayou
01-20-2008, 02:39 PM
If Tsonga keeps his head cool, he should win this.

*Viva Chile*
01-20-2008, 02:44 PM
Tsonga a serve and volleyer????? :spit: :haha:

Misha to the final!!!!! :bounce:

Cafisho
01-20-2008, 02:49 PM
Tsonga in 4.

Cat123
01-20-2008, 02:58 PM
Ok, I've changed my mind a little. My money's still on Youzhny, but if it goes to a 5then I think Tsonga will win.

But still, Go Misha!

ridert
01-20-2008, 03:11 PM
Youzhny in 3 sets

elessar
01-20-2008, 03:12 PM
Hopefully Misha, never been too fond of Tsonga. Every match of his that i watch i want to smack him on the head and put his cap right... Realistically Youzhny should win this in 4

The Freak
01-20-2008, 03:16 PM
I hope Tsonga wins but I think Youzhny is playing too good right now.

@Sweet Cleopatra
01-20-2008, 03:17 PM
cmon Misha , althogh I love tsonga due to his unique name ,

rofe
01-20-2008, 03:28 PM
The Colonel in 4.

Allez
01-20-2008, 03:34 PM
I quite fancy Tsonga here. He takes it in another 5 set classic.

Tom Paulman
01-20-2008, 03:47 PM
Youzhny will reach final IMO

anousleshommes@h
01-20-2008, 04:12 PM
Mmmm Tsonga has never been thru a 5 setters, and wud probably lose. He gets his momemtum from taking the first set. If he clinches it in the very first one, chances are that Tsonga will steamroll Youznhy. If he loses the first set, he's meat for the russian.

*Ljubica*
01-20-2008, 04:19 PM
I voted for Misha, but I don't think it will be that easy for him. Tsonga is a good, strong, young player and will come out there with nothing to lose. I truly hope Misha will win though - firstly because I am a big fan of his anyway, and secondly, (I admit) because I think he has more chance of sending Nadal home than Tsonga has!

TMJordan
01-20-2008, 04:45 PM
Whoever wins will make it to the final, I am a fan of both so it doens't matter to me.

Foxy
01-20-2008, 05:07 PM
Both guys stand very slim chance of sending Nadal home should he progress to semis.
Serving the match at Chennai as a basis is totally wrong I think.

l_mac
01-20-2008, 05:18 PM
Whoever wins will make it to the final, I am a fan of both so it doens't matter to me.

:kiss:

Nalby was dumped out of your avatar quick smart. Harsh, but deserved :fiery:

calvinhobbes
01-20-2008, 05:20 PM
The three-setter between Misha and Kolya frustrates somewhat the arrangements of uncle Tony for his nephew. After a PHM demolished by Koubek, he expected for a thrilling five-setter between Kolya and Misha. Now a fresh colonel will take care of Ali with not much stress. Guess who comes next. . . . . :devil::devil::devil:

TMJordan
01-20-2008, 05:23 PM
:kiss:

Nalby was dumped out of your avatar quick smart. Harsh, but deserved :fiery:

Yeah, that fat mug deserved it!

anousleshommes@h
01-20-2008, 05:31 PM
Nice to see ur new avatar canadian comrade

LeChuck
01-20-2008, 05:34 PM
Misha hopefully. A victory for the Colonel would see him clinch a career best 10th consecutive victory (he won 9 consecutive matches across Rotterdam/Dubai in 2007), and most likely be enough for him to climb to a career best no. 7 in the rankings.

CyBorg
01-20-2008, 05:42 PM
There's only one way Youzhny can lose this. If his back gives out.

Alonsofz
01-20-2008, 06:55 PM
TSONGA :rocker2:
:rocker2:

Shabazza
01-20-2008, 07:03 PM
Those H2Hs are meaningless and mostly pretty old. I mean, Sampras, Rafter, Ivanisevic, and Henman are all retired and irrelevent. Youzhny is one of those late-bloomers playing better and better as he ages and matures. So much pressure on his shoulders when he was young, and now he's beginning to live up to it. Honestly, the sky is the limit. :)

I actually like how Misha's game matches up against serve and volleyers. He knows how to hit a passing shot, he's very accurate, and he can also take the net away from opponents by coming in himself. He's also good at chipping returns back in play off his forehand and backhand, which will be useful against Tsonga. I'm predicting a high quality 4 or 5 set QF, and it will come down to who manages their nerves and their serve better! I (cautiously) predict my man Mish. But Tsonga is one of those guys who can blow you off the court if everything is working. But Youzhny is smarter and more experienced.

Good to see there's someone who already said everything I wanted to say about these matchup. Saves me some time. :D

NYCtennisfan
01-20-2008, 07:45 PM
Youz in 4 tough sets.

anousleshommes@h
01-20-2008, 07:48 PM
for da last time tsonga does not serve and volley. he's as comfortable behind da baseline as he is at da net. he has a very smart tactical play and has as much chance as youz to win

scoobs
01-20-2008, 07:49 PM
I see Youzhny winning it, mainly due to his greater experience at this sort of level.

But I don't think it'll be easy. Tsonga has been on a very rapid learning curve but seems up to the task. If the occasion doesn't worry him and he can bring his best, it could be a real ding-dong battle.

On another note, I wonder how many more Tsonga-tards will be showing up in the coming weeks and months.

Adler
01-20-2008, 07:53 PM
And how many Tsonga-haters! ;)

scoobs
01-20-2008, 07:55 PM
And how many Tsonga-haters! ;)
Like flies to shit, a player rises up the rankings, and the tards and haters swarm around with weary predictability.

Leo
01-20-2008, 08:06 PM
Think this will be the night match? I can't see them giving it to the less exciting match-up of Nadal vs. Nieminen. Neither Youzhny nor Tsonga have gotten the night match on RLA yet.

stzenit
01-21-2008, 05:33 AM
Think this will be the night match? I can't see them giving it to the less exciting match-up of Nadal vs. Nieminen. Neither Youzhny nor Tsonga have gotten the night match on RLA yet.

yup its night match

Rod Laver Arena

7:30 PM Start
1 Women's Singles -
followed by
2 Men's Singles - Qtr. Finals
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
v. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)[14]

If youzhny takes the first set i think he will win in 3. If tsonga takes the first i think we will go to 5 and youzhny winning it!!

Art&Soul
01-21-2008, 06:22 AM
I hope Misha so he can roast the piggy later and i not like Tsonga style, so GOOOOOOOOO Misha :devil:

Bibberz
01-21-2008, 06:29 AM
But everyone must admit it is fun to say "Tsonga." I wish I was friends (or at least acquaintances) with him just so I could call him by his last name. For that matter, I wish I was friends with Darren Cahill--"Killer" is the only name that trumps "Tsonga."

Like flies to shit, a player rises up the rankings, and the tards and haters swarm around with weary predictability.

Rogiman
01-21-2008, 06:32 AM
for da last time tsonga does not serve and volley. he's as comfortable behind da baseline as he is at da net. he has a very smart tactical play and has as much chance as youz to winDo you also talk like an idiot in your everyday life? :retard:

Tennis-Engineer
01-22-2008, 12:29 PM
Youzhny in 3. He won't play the same passive game that Murray and Gasquet did.

I would like to hear your comment right now :)

Tennis-Engineer
01-22-2008, 12:31 PM
Misha has more quality in his little finger than Baby-Ali has in his entire body .



You got your respond by a bagel today.:p Moreover No breakpoint for Youzhny :haha:

anousleshommes@h
01-22-2008, 12:33 PM
Do you also talk like an idiot in your everyday life? :retard:

WHO'S THE IDIOT NOW???

sports freak
01-22-2008, 12:35 PM
This Tsonga is good,may go all the way to the Final!!Actually thought the winner of Tsonga vs Ritchie would go far!!Tsonga like Gonzo last year playing with NO FEAR,until he met Roger!!

:D watch out Rafa!!

Rogiman
01-22-2008, 12:39 PM
You got your respond by a bagel today.:p Moreover No breakpoint for Youzhny :haha:Yes, that was a bad prediction, but I don't think many would have expected the match to unfold the way it did.

Rogiman
01-22-2008, 12:40 PM
WHO'S THE IDIOT NOW???You, you type like a clown with the kind of slang and fonts that's kept for retards.

richie21
01-22-2008, 03:21 PM
People obviously underestimated Tsonga's wins against Murray and Gasquet :o

Misha has more quality in his little finger than Baby-Ali has in his entire body (doesn't mean he's not a good player).

:rolls::rolls:

GustavoM_Fan
01-22-2008, 03:25 PM
this poll represents that 70% of MTF Users are eriets :lol:


anousleshommes@h :worship: is Tsonga going to win this AusOpen title? :D

lisaplenske
01-22-2008, 06:38 PM
jo took care of the colonel:cool: