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Is Tsonga gonna become a regular Nadal destroyer?

Farenhajt
01-28-2008, 01:16 AM
It appears that Tsonga likes to catch HIGH balls (he sends them in a downward sloping path), and that's exactly what Rafa gives him on a plate by his crazy topspin (that was the main reason why he was so helpless in the AO Semis). And since it doesn't look like that topspin is ever gonna go away, I'd be praying for Tsonga to be as far as possible from myself in any draw, if I were in Nadal's shoes.

But on the other hand, Tsonga's coming might be an alert call for Nadal - to finally find a good coach who'll sort out his fastcourt game.

Kolya
01-28-2008, 01:22 AM
Tsonga plays the higher balls a lot better than those that are around waist height.

Maybe Nadal's game suits Tsonga's game.

l_mac
01-28-2008, 01:23 AM
Sure.

Mechlan
01-28-2008, 01:28 AM
But on the other hand, Tsonga's coming might be an alert call for Nadal - to finally find a good coach who'll sort out his fastcourt game.

:lol:

You clearly haven't followed Nadal's career very closely.

Seriously, Tsonga will be dangerous, but until he does more than one good run in a Slam, I'd put my money on Rafa.

Farenhajt
01-28-2008, 01:34 AM
You clearly haven't followed Nadal's career very closely.

From what I've seen of him on fastcourts, he's more of a tough opponent (doesn't give up, always keeps trying, runs for every ball etc. etc.) than a truly competent fastcourt player. For an opponent who knows how to exploit his weaknesses (and who's not intimidated by the "Nadal" brand), he's not so tough a nut.

Allure
01-28-2008, 01:35 AM
Time will tell. Tsonga loves to neutralize Nadal's moonballs with a volley.

Young Boss
01-28-2008, 01:39 AM
Maybe on fast courts.

Skyward
01-28-2008, 01:45 AM
No. He will always be on the other side of the draw. :p

Sunset of Age
01-28-2008, 01:48 AM
Oh come on. :silly:

General Suburbia
01-28-2008, 04:13 AM
If Blake can do it, why not Tsonga.

LleytonMonfils
01-28-2008, 04:19 AM
Just because Rafa played this guy one way, doesn't mean he is going to play him the same way next time. I will admit though I've never seen Nadal get just so beat down like that. He looked like a guy not even ranked in the top 50. All the kudos to Tsonga for that, but you have to know Nadal will review the tape and make adjustments before they meet up again.

Looking forward to another matchup to see the adjustments both make. Hopefully it is sooner rather than later.

Bernard Black
01-28-2008, 08:41 AM
I'm pretty sure Nadal will find a way to grind out wins if they meet regularly in the future. Not really much he could do against an inspired Tsonga in this tournament, but it's pure speculation whether Tsonga will be able to keep up this form for the foreseeable future.

Exodus
01-28-2008, 08:54 AM
yeah on every surface easily save maybe on clay.

mickymouse
01-28-2008, 11:02 AM
Just a few months ago, Nadal destroyed him in the US Open. Sure he has the weapons to beat Nadal on a non-clay surface but only time will tell if he sustains this level.
Gonzo beat Nadal comprehensively last AO but if they meet again now, who will you put your money on?

maconick
01-28-2008, 02:12 PM
not on clay

2005 - French Open - First Round - Andy Roddick Beat. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 6-2 6-4

That was the last match he played on clay, obviously hes alot better now. But i dont think tsonga is a very good clay player

Commander Data
01-28-2008, 02:25 PM
Tsonga was in the zone that day he is not gonna play like that everytime they meet. So. no I do not think he will kill him everytime. Maybe on hardcourt he will have the upper hand. Clay i see Nadal as the clear winner and grass i also see Nadal as winner.

maconick
01-28-2008, 02:40 PM
Tsonga was in the zone that day he is not gonna play like that everytime they meet. So. no I do not think he will kill him everytime. Maybe on hardcourt he will have the upper hand. Clay i see Nadal as the clear winner and grass i also see Nadal as winner.

Tsonga has been quoted that his best surface is grass

Xristos
01-28-2008, 02:55 PM
Not on clay, no.

stebs
01-28-2008, 04:09 PM
He will always have the capacity to beat him but he is a hit and miss player, Nadal will beat him when he has an average day which will doubtlessly happen.

LleytonMonfils
01-28-2008, 04:23 PM
Tsonga has been quoted that his best surface is grass

A lot of people forget Tsonga did make a run into the 4th round last year. He's gotten better so I'm really looking forward to seeing the guy on grass this year.

Mateya
01-28-2008, 04:32 PM
I would love to see it :)

I think he could...but not on clay.

Ivo#1Fan
01-28-2008, 04:49 PM
Toni will come up with strategy to beat Tsonga, No? :)

platinum
01-28-2008, 05:16 PM
Not on clay....

Commander Data
01-28-2008, 05:26 PM
A lot of people forget Tsonga did make a run into the 4th round last year. He's gotten better so I'm really looking forward to seeing the guy on grass this year.

For some reason, which i can not completly understand, Nadal seems to be very hard to defeat on Grass. Right know, I doubt that Tsonga can fulfill the expectations, therefore for me Nadal is fav. on grass as well.

If Tsonga beats Nadal at RG: I take everything back ;)

Bascule
01-28-2008, 05:34 PM
Love to see that. Nadal is sexy when he's loosing, such a dirty look. ;)

gamesport
01-28-2008, 06:51 PM
Styles make matches, Nadal has a hard time dealing with people who hit the shots flat everytime.