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RG R2: Tsonga def. Monaco 7-5 2-6 6-1 7-6(8)

Chiseller
05-28-2009, 06:39 PM
TSONGA LA BOMBA! :worship:

edit: haha, I took over your thread.

EnriqueIG8
05-28-2009, 06:40 PM
Highly entertaining match. Tsonga was beast in the 3th and beginning of the fourth set!

Johnny Groove
05-28-2009, 06:40 PM
Fantastic match

chowdahead25
05-28-2009, 06:40 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
Great job Tsonga.
Win it!

federernadalfan
05-28-2009, 06:41 PM
enriqueig8 wins

HeretiC
05-28-2009, 06:41 PM
Good effort Pico, not like it is a humiliating thing being beaten by Tsonga on clay.:rolleyes:

SloKid
05-28-2009, 06:41 PM
Great to see a nice handshake in the end.

Entertaining stuff.

LocoPorElTenis
05-28-2009, 06:41 PM
Thanks for the tennis Pico and Jo :worship:
Pico gave his all. Tsonga was simply outstanding.

finishingmove
05-28-2009, 06:41 PM
great fight from both in the end

asmazif
05-28-2009, 06:42 PM
Brilliant match. Easily the best I've seen Jo play on clay. Lovely net exchange, too. :)

rubbERR
05-28-2009, 06:42 PM
tsonga was not outstanding, he was unforced errors machine almost all the return games.Monaco is the most overrated claycourt player here in MTF.

green25814
05-28-2009, 06:42 PM
Tsonga!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

out_here_grindin
05-28-2009, 06:42 PM
Amazing tiebreak. amazing fans and very classy by Monaco at the end.

CescAndyKimi
05-28-2009, 06:42 PM
Allez Jo, Allez. top class. Lionheart display there after monaco came back to level it.

Sinerra
05-28-2009, 06:42 PM
What a match!!! :D

Who is Lou? (on Tsonga's shirt)

Arkulari
05-28-2009, 06:43 PM
excellent match!!!
the final tiebreak was a balls of steel thing, that last MP was awesome, Tsonga was the bomb on the net on that :worship:

habibko
05-28-2009, 06:43 PM
one of the warmest handshakes I've seen in ages, kudos to both players, great match :hatoff:

kooties
05-28-2009, 06:44 PM
Jo Tsonga? More like J' Stronga! :worship:

Clownga came up at the 2nd and latter part of the 4th, but fortunately dissapeared in the TB.

Great match, just focus on the returns Jo!

green25814
05-28-2009, 06:44 PM
tsonga was not outstanding, he was unforced errors machine almost all the return games.Monaco is the most overrated claycourt player here in MTF.

Rofl, fuck off. Go and watch golf.

norwegian_wood
05-28-2009, 06:44 PM
Aww, I'm sad for Pico :sad: but Tsonga was fantastic and I think deserved it a little more.

I thought they were going to kiss at the net :eek: ... :p

Action Jackson
05-28-2009, 06:45 PM
Entertaining match and Monaco was very gracious in defeat. He gave it his all, but Tsonga's firepower got him through and the French crowd were into the match, gave it some atmosphere.

Tsonga hasn't played that much on the clay, very different match for him next round.

rubbERR
05-28-2009, 06:45 PM
why this was great match to you guys? to me it was nothing more than better than OK match

Fergie
05-28-2009, 06:45 PM
Great match :yeah:

Pico :hug:

Roddickominator
05-28-2009, 06:46 PM
What I saw of this was a nice match. Tsonga ripping that forehand and serving well....even a few nice volleys.

Dini
05-28-2009, 06:46 PM
Very nice at the end. Awesome TB :bowdown: A lot of fight and attitude, and brilliance at times too as well. Lovely MP, flamboyant- the way Jo likes it. :hearts:

And a lovely infectious smile from Jo at the end. :D

oranges
05-28-2009, 06:46 PM
http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Content/yaisse1.gif Very nice victory for Jo, great match by both

Renaud
05-28-2009, 06:46 PM
H . U . G . E

shotgun
05-28-2009, 06:48 PM
Disappointing result for Monaco, he had a good chance to make at least the Round of 16 here. Not sure if he will ever deliver a big performance in a Slam considering he's 25 already.

Tsonga was successful playing his hardcourt game on a claycourt, just shows how all surfaces are almost the same these days.

HeretiC
05-28-2009, 06:48 PM
I just wonder how many sets/matches it will take Pico to realize that those risky flatten shots with low bounce that he was hitting all day are pretty much only shots that Tsonga can deal with on clay?

daddy
05-28-2009, 06:48 PM
Congrats to Tsonga, one of the nices guy on the tour and BIG applaud to Monaco for trying so hard and being such a class act at the end!!!!

tennishero
05-28-2009, 06:49 PM
scrappy match by monaco, tsonga hit some good shots but his serve saved him in the tie break. i think this match deserved a 5th set. also why were the odds stacked so much in mugaco's favour? it was an expected loss.

tangerine_dream
05-28-2009, 06:55 PM
Nice win for Jo. It's good to see a French player feed off his home crowd's expectations rather than freeze up and die.

Bilbo
05-28-2009, 06:55 PM
big hitting from jo :eek:

kooties
05-28-2009, 06:56 PM
^ because Clownga sucks on clay...

Stronga however, not so much :)

rocketassist
05-28-2009, 06:56 PM
Best match of the tournament so far.

Great crowd, great net exchange.

Allezzzzzzzzzz!

anon57
05-28-2009, 06:58 PM
Entertaining match, Tsonga played better than I thought he would. Tough defeat for Monaco but played well and gave it his all:yeah:

Voo de Mar
05-28-2009, 06:59 PM
Tsonga :worship:

But still without a 5-setter :sad:

IAMlegend
05-28-2009, 07:03 PM
What a match!!! :D

Who is Lou? (on Tsonga's shirt)

Don't know who Lou is. What I'd like to know is who was that cute brunette sitting next to Tsonga's coach. She sort of looks like a 20 year old Courtney Cox.

Caio_Brasil
05-28-2009, 08:35 PM
Pico :sad:

Glad to figure it was a great match and Pico gave his best though :yeah:

Corey Feldman
05-28-2009, 08:39 PM
fantastic match :yeah: that is what tennis is all about

Monaco is the first likeable Argie i've ever known (edit: 2nd after the old MTF poster Gonzalo81)

Tess Gray
05-28-2009, 08:44 PM
That tiebreak was very entertaining, good win!:D

Lou is the newborn baby of his manager:) Cute, no?:D

MrChopin
05-28-2009, 08:49 PM
Pretty disappointed that I missed this one. I'm looking forward to a reply on ESPN or TTC...

BaselineSmash
05-28-2009, 09:05 PM
Maybe Tsonga isn't out of his depth on clay after all. And for all his claycourt prowess, Monaco continues to show the tour that he lacks weapons to counter with when he's being bullied around.

Guy Haines
05-28-2009, 09:10 PM
:D for clay legend Tsonga.

Obviously the US Open isn't a goal for the French players, so they can focus on their home tournament.

Cloudygirl
05-28-2009, 09:10 PM
Not seen the match yet, but can't believe Pico lost to Tsonga on clay :(

reggie1
05-28-2009, 09:11 PM
I saw all of the match except the last set (kids, hmph!) and was thoroughly entertained by it. Shame I missed the love at the end, I like a bit of net lovin' :devil::lol:

iSzavay.
05-28-2009, 09:56 PM
Juan :(:sad: Good will for Jo-Willy though :).

modern tennis
05-28-2009, 10:00 PM
tsonga's style of tennis is disgusting in the modern game.

oranges
05-28-2009, 10:10 PM
tsonga's style of tennis is disgusting in the modern game.

You must be mistaking him with someone or alternatively, you need to take the anti-hallucination meds, among others

asmazif
05-28-2009, 10:12 PM
tsonga's style of tennis is disgusting in the modern game.

Stop spewing such BS, there's no way you can accurately argue that absurd claim.

Matt01
05-28-2009, 10:29 PM
Not seen the match yet, but can't believe Pico lost to Tsonga on clay :(


Yeah, it's horrible :sad:

Juan should have won that 4th set :(

ballbasher101
05-28-2009, 10:46 PM
tsonga's style of tennis is disgusting in the modern game.

So mixing it up and not just hitting the cover off the ball is disgusting. If you enjoy that type of tennis then guys like Blake and Berdych should please you indeed.

Bobara
05-28-2009, 11:21 PM
Excellent game from Tsonga. I thought he would have more problems with Monaco. The fans really were into it.
If he can keep this level of play he could surprise.

sammy01
05-28-2009, 11:29 PM
i just cant stand tsonga, his on court antics just don't do it for me, i can understand some my find him entertaining but i think he needs to be put in his place fast.

GlennMirnyi
05-28-2009, 11:32 PM
What a joke of a player is Monaco. Should've won this in 3 and lost in 4. Clown.

LinkMage
05-29-2009, 01:06 AM
fantastic match :yeah: that is what tennis is all about

Monaco is the first likeable Argie i've ever known (edit: 2nd after the old MTF poster Gonzalo81)

:ras:

LinkMage
05-29-2009, 01:09 AM
Monaco should have won the 1st set. Missed so many BPs at 3-3 and 4-4. :help:

Then he was up 4-1 in the 4th set TB and also couldn't close it.

I'm sure that if I hadn't bet on him, Monaco would have won in 4. Just my luck. :o

GlennMirnyi
05-29-2009, 01:19 AM
tsonga's style of tennis is disgusting in the modern game.

Double account alert.

Forehander
05-29-2009, 01:28 AM
Tsonga's so much more of a motivated player when playing GrandSlams.

fast_clay
05-29-2009, 01:38 AM
Double account alert.

has gotta be, for sure...

stroopery
05-29-2009, 09:46 AM
very, very entertaining match :D. good thing i didn't skip this, really enjoyed this one.

Gonzalez88
05-29-2009, 10:40 AM
Fantastic match, fantastic fight!!

Good class by Monaco at the end of tiebreak!!
Tsonga SUPER!!

simplet
05-29-2009, 11:56 AM
i just cant stand tsonga, his on court antics just don't do it for me, i can understand some my find him entertaining but i think he needs to be put in his place fast.

wtf?

ossie
05-29-2009, 12:44 PM
wtf?
its the truth

green25814
05-29-2009, 02:15 PM
I'd just like to say, that what made this match really interesting to watch was the battle of styles. Tsonga, with his crazy shotmaking and netgame, against monaco's consistent and crafty clay game. Different styles mixing really is what makes tennis.

Ouragan
05-29-2009, 05:47 PM
Cassius Clay new king of Clay :worship:

pica_pica
05-29-2009, 05:51 PM
Didn't expect that. I think Jo must have got his X-factor back, thanks to his home crowd. If he plays Del Potro, this should be good.