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Tsonga : Safin Version 6.0

Perfection
01-27-2008, 09:47 AM
I'm the first one to notice the comparison.

peteroger
01-27-2008, 09:48 AM
One second later than your discovery
I'm the first one to notice the comparison.

NYCtennisfan
01-27-2008, 09:48 AM
Tsonga's FH is way better.

eck
01-27-2008, 09:54 AM
Not hard to realise especially since everyone on tv keeps hammering about how his backhand is Safin like.

Perfection
01-27-2008, 09:57 AM
Not hard to realise especially since everyone on tv keeps hammering about how his backhand is Safin like.

But I was the first to notice that.

azza
01-27-2008, 09:59 AM
I'm the first one to notice the comparison.

the commentator just said that just before u made this thread...

eck
01-27-2008, 10:00 AM
the commentator just said that just before u made this thread...

Way before. They said it like 20 mins ago, around 4-4 first set.

eck
01-27-2008, 10:00 AM
But I was the first to notice that.

Oh. yay. I guess.

hablovah19
01-27-2008, 10:01 AM
I also read this comparison in French newspaper article. :haha:

_§_
01-27-2008, 10:02 AM
Tsong's FH is more powerful than BH but the BH hits less errors. Agassi has the same feature :)

madmanfool
01-27-2008, 10:06 AM
you're not the first to notice, it's been discussed on tennis warehouse already ;)

azinna
01-27-2008, 12:21 PM
Nope. Been noticed before (at least by me) during the Nadal match. Especially noticeable for those who remember the Safin of 2000, and the flashes of said fellow that occasionally come through at Paris Bercy and Aussie Open.

trixtah
01-27-2008, 12:22 PM
Nope. Been noticed before (at least by me) during the Nadal match. Especially noticeable for those who remember the Safin of 2000, and the flashes of said fellow that occasionally come through at Paris Bercy and Aussie Open.

yeah...it's been "noticed" for months already.

ReturnWinner
01-27-2008, 12:24 PM
Tsonga's FH is way better.

true but his bh is worse

Tennis Fool
01-27-2008, 12:28 PM
Only in the way he sets up his groundstrokes. Otherwise, I don't see the comparison :shrug:

TheBoiledEgg
01-27-2008, 12:39 PM
hopefully Tsonga has had his share of injuries before his rise.

safinalium
01-27-2008, 12:55 PM
He reminds me in some way of Marat too. Not only his backhand is similar but he volleys well also (something which Marat did a long,long time ago :rolleyes: ). I guess he doesn't have Marat's charisma but he's a really nice guy and it's easy to like him. :)
Hope he'll have a better career.

AnnaK_4ever
01-27-2008, 01:01 PM
Backhand DTL was Marat's trademark. Tsonga doesn't possess this shot.

leng jai
01-27-2008, 01:12 PM
Tsonga: Choker Version 7535321.0

*Viva Chile*
01-27-2008, 03:34 PM
Safin has a better backhand...

my0118
01-27-2008, 03:37 PM
So Berdych is gone?

Chloe le Bopper
01-27-2008, 03:54 PM
... I guess he doesn't have Marat's charisma but he's a really nice guy and it's easy to like him. :)
...

Tsonga lacks Safin's charisma? I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree with that sentiment. He has it in spades.

Guevara01
01-27-2008, 03:58 PM
Tsonga lacks Safin's charisma? I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree with that sentiment. He has it in spades.

I'm a BIG Safin fan, but I've got to agree with Chloe, Tsonga sure can get a crowd going. He is very charismatic, extremely laid back and likeable!