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Madrid R1: J.W.Tsonga 6-4 7-5 M.Safin

ImmzB
05-11-2009, 01:42 PM
Not a high enough 1st serve percentange from Safin

GlennMirnyi
05-11-2009, 01:47 PM
I watched the first set.

Disgraceful, pathetic from Safin. It's high-time to retire.

ImmzB
05-11-2009, 01:49 PM
1st serve percentage wasnt good enough 44% and 36 in the 1st set

Psichogauchovna
05-11-2009, 01:50 PM
:sad: oh Marat... nothing can be done with you

good job for Jo :yeah:

Jimnik
05-11-2009, 01:51 PM
More like a hard court match. Both very comfortable on serve. The more aggressive player won the rallies.

Tsonga was too good on important points. Safin never came close to breaking.

jmsx521
05-11-2009, 01:51 PM
Isn't this court pretty slow? If it is, then are you expecting big wins from Safin on slow clay?

reggie1
05-11-2009, 01:52 PM
Jo looked good today. Well done.

Voo de Mar
05-11-2009, 01:55 PM
At least Safin didn't waste two breaks advantage :shrug:

rofe
05-11-2009, 01:57 PM
At least Safin didn't waste two breaks advantage :shrug:

That is a plus nowadays.

Tess Gray
05-11-2009, 02:01 PM
Jo :yeah: Your first win on clay in a long time. Keep it up:bounce:

Lurker011
05-11-2009, 02:07 PM
this is a fast clay court..nadal will not win this.

philosophicalarf
05-11-2009, 02:12 PM
Tsonga looked a bit clueless with his shot choice at times in the rallies, he really doesn't like clay. Still, he did what was necessary - bangbangbang with his own serve, never really under much pressure, and let Safin implode at the end of each set.

TennisViewer531
05-11-2009, 02:21 PM
Safin's getting tough first round opponents. too bad.

lamnathalie
05-11-2009, 02:46 PM
:yeah:

miura
05-11-2009, 02:52 PM
Ljubicic will beat Tsonga.

vamosinator
05-11-2009, 02:59 PM
this is a fast clay court..nadal will not win this.

Nowhere near as fast as the court he beat Djokovic on at the Olympics :D

Damita
05-11-2009, 03:03 PM
At least Safin didn't waste two breaks advantage :shrug::yeah:

Congrats to Jo :)

ad-out
05-11-2009, 03:06 PM
Tough draw for Safin.. Hopefully FO will be better. :sad:

2moretogo
05-11-2009, 03:12 PM
Since Marats on the way out, it is good that Tsonga won-though by a tighter margin than expected.

jmf07
05-11-2009, 03:46 PM
Well done Jo

Gretchen.
05-11-2009, 03:47 PM
:bigclap: Good Jo Willie :yeah:


Marat :sad:

TennisViewer531
05-11-2009, 04:13 PM
Another disappointing first round match defeat for Safin...

TennisViewer531
05-11-2009, 04:15 PM
A nice start for French players considering the Gasquet issue topping the headlines these days..

Ciarán.
05-11-2009, 04:36 PM
:(

the graduate
05-11-2009, 10:16 PM
Good win Big Jo Willy!
Safin please put down that bong

scoobs
05-11-2009, 10:39 PM
Well Safin said pre-match he was going to try not to choke like he had recently.

So on that front, mission accomplished - he got nowhere near a choke, nowhere near needing one.

MacTheKnife
05-12-2009, 12:01 AM
Poor performance from Safin. I really thought this would be a good match.

One thing I never noticed before is how similar these two guys are in their mannerisms. Never noticed since they never played. It was actually scary how similar they move in some ways.

FlameOn
05-12-2009, 12:02 AM
Safin will surprise us with a good run at the French. You'll see. ;)

iSzavay.
05-12-2009, 01:59 AM
Honestly better than I expected but Marat is really pissing me off :mad:.

FlameOn
05-12-2009, 11:33 AM
Honestly better than I expected but Marat is really pissing me off :mad:.
He would be pissing me off aswell, but I'd still screw him senseless regardless of how well he was doing. :D

ad-out
05-12-2009, 06:30 PM
He would be pissing me off aswell, but I'd still screw him senseless regardless of how well he was doing. :D

Get in line sister. :D

madlove
05-13-2009, 01:57 AM
c'mon marat!!! dig deep