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[1]Tsonga def [5] Chardy 6/4 7/6 to win SA Open

strastib
02-08-2009, 02:19 PM
Very nice match, good win for Tsonga
Chardy:hug:

He comes closer to the Top 10 again!

oranges
02-08-2009, 02:22 PM
Congrats Jo :yeah:
Great result for Chardy, keep it up :yippee:

Chiakifug
02-08-2009, 02:22 PM
Jeremy :sad: Had so many chances but didnt take them. Hopefully he'll be in many positions like this in the future, hes close to the top 50 now!


Jo :worship:

Fifteenlove
02-08-2009, 02:23 PM
Great win Jo! Congrats :)

Voo de Mar
02-08-2009, 02:24 PM
Tsonga :bigclap:

The crowd was rooting for Tsonga all the week like he was a South African player :D

Tsonga is 31-21 in the tie-breaks after the final, Chardy 9-19 (ATP).

richie21
02-08-2009, 02:28 PM
First tournament win without losing a set for Tsonga :)
He wasn't at his best this week but he did the job

Yves.
02-08-2009, 02:28 PM
Tsonga :bigclap:

The crowd was rooting for Tsonga all the week like he was a South African player :D

Tsonga is 31-21 in the tie-breaks after the final, Chardy 9-19 (ATP).

Statistics :lol:

ChampionshipPoints
02-08-2009, 02:29 PM
Way to go Jo! :woohoo:
Slowly making your way back to top 10, then top 5, where you belong. :worship:

jonathancrane
02-08-2009, 02:36 PM
Congrats Tsonga
Chardy had his chances in both sets (0/8 BP)

Bilbo
02-08-2009, 02:38 PM
Tsonga :bigclap:

The crowd was rooting for Tsonga all the week like he was a South African player :D

Tsonga is 31-21 in the tie-breaks after the final, Chardy 9-19 (ATP).

31-20 for Jo

finishingmove
02-08-2009, 02:40 PM
good one

Voo de Mar
02-08-2009, 02:47 PM
31-20 for Jo

No. Lost 21 :p

***
Only one TB set in five matches. A lot of energy saved before Rotterdam :yeah:

JolánGagó
02-08-2009, 02:47 PM
Way to go Jo! :woohoo:
Slowly making your way back to top 10, then top 5, where you belong. :worship:

:haha:

Yves.
02-08-2009, 02:52 PM
:haha:

x2 :haha:

Foxy
02-08-2009, 03:21 PM
x2 :haha:

x3 :haha:

Jo is a Joke!

simplet
02-08-2009, 03:26 PM
Always nice to see the haters trying to confort themselves. He must be doing something right, keep it up jo.

lisaplenske
02-08-2009, 03:26 PM
yeah jo:yeah:

good luck in rotterdam, go and turn into the destroying mode like you know it so good.:devil:

meihaditalab
02-08-2009, 03:28 PM
Way to go Jo! :woohoo:
Slowly making your way back to top 10, then top 5, where you belong. :worship:

Good win Jo:) But i just don't see him in the top 5 :shrug: He can definitely climb back to the top 10 though.

prima donna
02-08-2009, 03:28 PM
Legend status.

simplet
02-08-2009, 03:44 PM
Good win Jo:) But i just don't see him in the top 5 :shrug: He can definitely climb back to the top 10 though.

Well he was number 6 at the end of last year after having missed half the year, so I'm not sure how much you have to stretch your imagination to see him in the top 5? :shrug:

fran70
02-08-2009, 03:52 PM
Congratulations for the 2nd title achieved by Tsonga. I would like to see his performance playing the whole year without injuries! Congratulations for Chardy aswell after reaching his first ATP final.

timafi
02-08-2009, 03:58 PM
congrats to both Jo and Jeremy:yeah:
keep playing that well Jeremy and your ranking will shoot up;great progress you've made since RG last year:yeah:
Jo keep on truckin my friend:yeah:

Voo de Mar
02-08-2009, 04:00 PM
Congratulations for the 2nd title achieved by Tsonga.

Third :)

reggie1
02-08-2009, 04:03 PM
Always nice to see the haters trying to confort themselves. He must be doing something right, keep it up jo.
Absolutely, nice result Jo and keep up the good work. I look forward to watching you (on livestream) at Rotterdam.

Voo de Mar
02-08-2009, 04:41 PM
Where is a big photo of Tsonga with the trophy?

fran70
02-08-2009, 04:44 PM
3rd ;)Third :)

JBdV
02-08-2009, 04:56 PM
Well done Jo :yeah:

Always nice to see the haters trying to confort themselves. He must be doing something right, keep it up jo.

"Haters" aka Nadal fans that are still sore from AO 2008.

HattonWBA
02-08-2009, 05:23 PM
well done although arguabbly the easiest title he is ever going to win on paper

Jozie
02-08-2009, 05:28 PM
It was blisteringly hot down on court today. Thanks to Jo and Jim for an entertaining match. Certainly experience counted for Jo's win in the end. Wow, what an awesome forehand Chardy has. French tennis is looking so good right now. :yeah:

Andi-M
02-08-2009, 05:43 PM
:bigclap: Grats Jo :kiss:

ChampionshipPoints
02-08-2009, 06:04 PM
x3 :haha:

Jo is a Joke!

I don't see what's so funny???!!! :confused:
He was #6 just a couple of months ago. He doesn't have many more points to defend after AO.
We'll see who has the last laugh!

martine2
02-08-2009, 06:11 PM
Well done Jojo and congrats to Jeremy too :yeah:

oranges
02-08-2009, 06:13 PM
:lol: Nadalettes will never forgive him that humiliation and a lesson in HC tennis. Anyone making any voodoo dolls?

CooCooCachoo
02-08-2009, 06:36 PM
As a Chardy fan I can only take positive things from this week :yeah:

ORGASMATRON
02-08-2009, 07:03 PM
Tsonga just too good. This Chardy will go places though im sure.

Tommy_Vercetti
02-08-2009, 08:41 PM
Weak field. I would have thought that this event would draw more people.

Congrats for taking the safari title.

FairWeatherFan
02-08-2009, 09:16 PM
Well done Tsonga! One of the very few players on tour today playing attacking, attractive tennis. Watching Tsonga you can almost believe that the sport is not dead.

the graduate
02-08-2009, 09:21 PM
congrats Jo on your 3rd title!

Voo de Mar
02-09-2009, 12:10 AM
Where is a big photo of Tsonga with the trophy?

I meant a photo like this one.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/f4/fullj.9f0955793c4f7631f40818098028946e/9f0955793c4f7631f40818098028946e-getty-.jpg

star
02-09-2009, 12:48 AM
That's a gorgeous trophy.

Now, Tsonga has a long flight to Rotterdam. I think it was the right decision to play Joburg, but scheduling Rotterdam right after is a task.

Voo de Mar
02-09-2009, 12:51 AM
That's a gorgeous trophy.

Now, Tsonga has a long flight to Rotterdam. I think it was the right decision to play Joburg, but scheduling Rotterdam right after is a task.

I've written in the other thread - he has great draw in Rotterdam. In the 1st round weak opponent, in the potential 2nd round out of form player... In the quarterfinal probably Nadal and it would be an entertaining match :)

star
02-09-2009, 12:51 AM
:lol: Nadalettes will never forgive him that humiliation and a lesson in HC tennis. Anyone making any voodoo dolls?

Maybe the lesson helped in this year's AO, no? :)

I can speak only for myself, but I don't wish bad luck on another player or even dislike another player simply because that player once beat the player I support. Nadal is going to try his best against each opponent. If his best isn't good enough on that day, so be it.

JolánGagó
02-09-2009, 01:02 AM
Maybe the lesson helped in this year's AO, no? :)


Some people live in the (remote) past and think everyone does, what can you expect from someone who still hopes "Goran" will one day win Wimbledon :lol:

ChampionshipPoints
02-09-2009, 01:22 AM
I've written in the other thread - he has great draw in Rotterdam. In the 1st round weak opponent, in the potential 2nd round out of form player... In the quarterfinal probably Nadal and it would be an entertaining match :)

How is that a "great draw" when he has Nadal in the quarterfinal!?

Voo de Mar
02-09-2009, 01:25 AM
How is that a "great draw" when he has Nadal in the quarterfinal!?

I thought about his potential first two rounds. And Rotterdam isn't a clay court tournament. To be honest Nadal indoor is a good match up for Tsonga.

ChinoRios4Ever
02-09-2009, 01:47 AM
Tsonga is a real top 10, he isn't there now cause he was out of action for a long time last year. :p

orangehat
02-09-2009, 03:33 AM
chardy had a good game actually. just couldn't take his opportunities.

the graduate
02-09-2009, 04:29 AM
I meant a photo like this one.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/f4/fullj.9f0955793c4f7631f40818098028946e/9f0955793c4f7631f40818098028946e-getty-.jpgare those springbok horns....:sad:

Machiavelli
02-09-2009, 06:49 AM
Congrats to Jo, hard match against Jeremy, but the title is what counts in the end..

nestingus
02-09-2009, 09:09 AM
Good win for Tsonga, he's really starting to show his quality now. I like Chardy too, he's making some really good progress. I won't be surprised to see him in the top 20 by the end of the year.

ORGASMATRON
02-09-2009, 10:56 AM
Jo'burg seems quite fitting now :lol:

ORGASMATRON
02-09-2009, 10:57 AM
Well done Tsonga! One of the very few players on tour today playing attacking, attractive tennis. Watching Tsonga you can almost believe that the sport is not dead.

:haha: Great post :yeah: