AO 4R: Tsonga def. Almagro 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-7, 9-7 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

AO 4R: Tsonga def. Almagro 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-7, 9-7

Leo
01-25-2010, 08:14 AM
Best 5th set of the tournament. By far.

Arkulari
01-25-2010, 08:15 AM
Thank you Tsonga

azinna
01-25-2010, 08:15 AM
Great stuff from both shotmakers. SO happy Tsonga was able to pull through.

Voo de Mar
01-25-2010, 08:15 AM
Finally first 5-set for Tsonga :bounce: Hope to see many more in the future, he's a perfect player for 5-setters :yeah:

DartMarcus
01-25-2010, 08:16 AM
Amazing Almagro. Sad he lost :sad:

rubbERR
01-25-2010, 08:16 AM
hahaha...5 set against almagro :lol:

Leo
01-25-2010, 08:16 AM
Tsonga now 1-0 in career 5-set record. :lol:

He had to weather the storm: Almagro was simply in the zone for that entire 5th set.

ballbasher101
01-25-2010, 08:17 AM
What a match, both played very well.

madmax
01-25-2010, 08:17 AM
amazing shotmaking ability from both, really delightful to watch:bowdown: The best match of the tournamnet so far, Tsonga should beat Joker handilly at this level

Tennis-Engineer
01-25-2010, 08:18 AM
:yeah: great match.This Almagro will be a killer in clay season.

rubbERR
01-25-2010, 08:19 AM
amazing shotmaking ability from both, really delightful to watch:bowdown: The best match of the tournamnet so far, Tsonga should beat Joker handilly at this level

he shouldd lose novak 3 sets at this level, 5 sets against almagro hardcourt king... :lol:

foul_dwimmerlaik
01-25-2010, 08:19 AM
Match of the tournament so far.

oranges
01-25-2010, 08:19 AM
Voo, I think this was just for you ;)

Allez Jo, :hearts: volleying today

Audacity
01-25-2010, 08:19 AM
Lucky Tsonga down break points late in the 5th.

shadows
01-25-2010, 08:20 AM
Superb quality in the fifth set. Very happy that Jo came through it

philosophicalarf
01-25-2010, 08:20 AM
Match of the tournament.

....but, at the same time, proof what a complete and utter muppet Almugro is. This is the same guy who loses to the likes of Shwank and Phau on hard.

Tsonganator
01-25-2010, 08:21 AM
Almagro was playing the match of his life. That's right up there at the top that I can remember anyone zoning with his FH like that.

Ibracadabra
01-25-2010, 08:21 AM
Almagro would be top 10 with that tennis on a consistent basis, shame.

Voo de Mar
01-25-2010, 08:21 AM
Voo, I think this was just for you ;)

Allez Jo, :hearts: volleying today

Exactly :lol: Though Tsonga is my favorite player and Almagro one of least favorites, I was cheering for Almagro in the tie-break :D

Dyraise
01-25-2010, 08:21 AM
Excellent final set :worship:.
Nole vs Jojo in QF :devil:.

Black Friday
01-25-2010, 08:22 AM
Great match. I have to give Almagro some credit he made this much closer than I thought it would be and his play in the 5th set was amazing. Glad that Tsonga pulled through though.

Wojtek
01-25-2010, 08:23 AM
Thank you Tsonga

Luinir
01-25-2010, 08:25 AM
Almagro :eek:

Lalalovesong
01-25-2010, 08:29 AM
Well played by tsonga, especially cuz it's his first 5 setter.
And almagro, oh well I really wanted him to win. He played fantastic today.

Arkulari
01-25-2010, 08:30 AM
Almugro can play

thegreendestiny
01-25-2010, 08:35 AM
:bounce:

YEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Finally, a 5-set win!

arm
01-25-2010, 08:38 AM
Hope Tsonga is very, very tired after this. :devil:

Commander Data
01-25-2010, 08:39 AM
Happy to see Tsonga thru. He should be able to give Novak some resistence.

philosophicalarf
01-25-2010, 08:41 AM
Almugro can play

Yes. I have awarded him the temporary right to be called Almagro.

Of course, it likely won't last long. Expect a first round exit in Movistar or wherever to some challenger muppet.

SelvenluvJo
01-25-2010, 08:41 AM
yes! the result is very perfect, every field I mean.

Raq-Attack
01-25-2010, 08:43 AM
I thought Jo was a gonner in the 5th set the way Almagro was playing, but he held his nerve in the end, especially when Almagro had break point, as a Tsonga fan i usually cringe whenever the ball goes anywhere near jo's backhand as it's clearly his biggest weakness and it's let him down so many times, but today he hit four brilliant winners off of it which surprised me, it was especially effective in the final game as he quit running round the ball onto the forehand which didn't give Almagro the whole courte to aim at, if Jo's backhand continues to improve then he'll give the top 5 serious problems to deal with imo.

rolandgarros
01-25-2010, 08:47 AM
Tsonga,a true fighter!

MJ angel
01-25-2010, 08:50 AM
Come on Tsongo!!!

Nole fan
01-25-2010, 09:07 AM
Uugh, Tsonga, i can't stand him. :(
Almagro played well enough to win this match, sadly it wasn't the case.
Tsonga will be a test for Novak for sure but he can't hold a candle to him. Novak to the semis!

brithater
01-25-2010, 09:27 AM
Match of the Touney. Tsongo was very, very lucky to sneak through that. I thought almagro might give him a scare and boy he did. Almagro played well in the earlier rounds but really peaked for this match. Credit to Tsongo for fighting like a champion in that fifth. He could have easily gave in.

Dont know about Djoke. Different type of player. The way Novak has been playing I would say Tsonga will win this based on confidence right now.

oranges
01-25-2010, 09:31 AM
Uugh, Tsonga, i can't stand him. :(
Almagro played well enough to win this match, sadly it wasn't the case.
Tsonga will be a test for Novak for sure but he can't hold a candle to him. Novak to the semis!

What a self-pep talk :lol: He can't hold a candle to him, yet you were desperate for Almagro to win, clearly out of love and respect for him ;)

.-Federers_Mate-.
01-25-2010, 10:04 AM
another aus open classic..it keeps getting better.. Djokovic vs Tsonga Wednesday Night Rod Laver arena BE THERE its gonna make you poop your pants !!!

Lopez
01-25-2010, 10:21 AM
another aus open classic..it keeps getting better.. Djokovic vs Tsonga Wednesday Night Rod Laver arena BE THERE its gonna make you poop your pants !!!

Djokovic-Tsonga over Federer-Davydenko as the night match? Unlikely IMO.

Tom Paulman
01-25-2010, 10:28 AM
Shameful, Jo

Rumour
01-25-2010, 10:33 AM
Tsonga seemed to have this match well in hand (on the SB) when I left to make lunch so I'm not only surprised it went to five but pleased he prevailed against an apparently inspired Almagro :)

kooties
01-25-2010, 10:36 AM
he shouldd lose novak 3 sets at this level, 5 sets against almagro hardcourt king... :lol:


me thinks someone needs to actually watch the matches :shrug:

Young 8
01-25-2010, 10:50 AM
5 sets against Almagro with a broken wrist ???

wow

Corey Feldman
01-25-2010, 11:11 AM
play like that against Nadal sometime Almagro burro

shotgun
01-25-2010, 01:08 PM
5 sets against Almagro with a broken wrist ???

wow

Yep, Djokovic will maul him.

Bilbo
01-25-2010, 01:12 PM
not surprised mugro did well. good player on hard with his big serve and when he's on top of his game.

Bilbo
01-25-2010, 01:14 PM
5 sets against Almagro with a broken wrist ???

wow

no one can play with a broken wrist let alone 5 sets on a high level. where did you hear that crap?

TheWall
01-25-2010, 01:16 PM
no one can play with a broken wrist let alone 5 sets on a high level. where did you hear that crap?

Sure you can.

That is if only the wrist of your non-playing hand is broken and if you have a one-handed backhand..

Bilbo
01-25-2010, 01:20 PM
Sure you can.

That is if only the wrist of your non-playing hand is broken and if you have a one-handed backhand..

he might have injured his wrist but surely NOT broken it.

Clydey
01-25-2010, 01:22 PM
Liking the new slim Almagro. Nearly made the quarters with a left wrist :lol:

Gotta hand it to him. Maybe he'll do something off of the clay this year. Glad to see Tsonga get through, mind you. If Almagro had progressed, Djokovic would have been the beneficiary of the most ridiculously easy passage through to the semi-finals of a slam in history.

TheWall
01-25-2010, 01:23 PM
he might have injured his wrist but surely NOT broken it.

Have you seen his x-ray, or how do you know that it wasn't broken?

Ilovetheblues_86
01-25-2010, 02:03 PM
Tsonga was destroying Almagro in the first two sets what happened?

serveandvolley80
01-25-2010, 02:11 PM
I called this guy one of the worst top 20 players, finally some Respect for Almagro, this is the way the guy can play when he gets his head out of his ass.

Certinfy
01-25-2010, 02:49 PM
YES Tsonga!!! Credit to Almagro tho, never thought he could play so well.

gulzhan
01-25-2010, 03:14 PM
God, that was close :scared:

out_here_grindin
01-25-2010, 04:34 PM
he might have injured his wrist but surely NOT broken it.

Announcers said it was broken

SheepleBuster
01-25-2010, 04:39 PM
I heard Almagro's leg was broken too!

Mateya
01-25-2010, 05:03 PM
I know Mugro isn't the most popular player here, but you have to feel for him a bit. He was playing his best tennis, came back from 0-2, but just lost on the end. :sad:

I always liked Mugro's game, but his personality not so much. I hope that changes in the future...
I like that big serve and sometimes huge forehand and backhand. He's not a classic spanish moonballing player for sure. :cool:

osalsyst
01-25-2010, 05:16 PM
Gotta hand it to him. Maybe he'll do something off of the clay this year. Glad to see Tsonga get through, mind you. If Almagro had progressed, Djokovic would have been the beneficiary of the most ridiculously easy passage through to the semi-finals of a slam in history.

Ljubo's '06 Roland Garros run FTW!:p

Snowwy
01-25-2010, 05:16 PM
I feel that Almagro is one of the most underrented players on MTF.

Snowwy
01-25-2010, 05:17 PM
he might have injured his wrist but surely NOT broken it.

Broken non-racket hand wrist

ChinoRios4Ever
01-25-2010, 05:24 PM
what a match :worship:

I feel that Almagro is one of the most underrented players on MTF.

sure, 1st time in this forum that i see some respect to him

rhinooooo
01-25-2010, 05:26 PM
Mugro's talent isn't questioned. He's a shotmaker with a brilliant serve, its one of the best on clay.

He's also a fat lazy choking mug. Stop being fat and lazy, and maybe he'll do something with his career.

Leo
01-25-2010, 06:42 PM
Mugro's talent isn't questioned. He's a shotmaker with a brilliant serve, its one of the best on clay.

He's also a fat lazy choking mug. Stop being fat and lazy, and maybe he'll do something with his career.

This.

He's always had talent.

moon language
01-25-2010, 09:24 PM
The fifth set was such a barnburner. Crazy stuff.

jcempire
01-25-2010, 10:06 PM
Tsonga love fifth set, isn't he????????

Geo
01-25-2010, 10:10 PM
now this was a nice 5 setter :yeah: :bigclap: nothing like that shit show Davydenko and Verdasco gave us :spit: :o

Mugro's talent isn't questioned. He's a shotmaker with a brilliant serve, its one of the best on clay.

He's also a fat lazy choking mug. Stop being fat and lazy, and maybe he'll do something with his career.


this :lol: he's a great talent but he needs to improve his fitness and his attitude. He was actually very calm today in the 5th set, but there have been way too many times in the past when he would freeze up or just self-implode when things got tight in a match :tape:

selyoink
01-25-2010, 11:20 PM
Despicable performance from Tsonga needing 5 sets against Almugro. To be fair the blue clay probably helped Almugro.

Experimentee
01-27-2010, 12:27 AM
What a match. Both played out of this world in the 5th set, Almagro was unlucky not to prevail with that kind of quality tennis.

The best thing about this match however was Henri Leconte's commentary :yeah:

Experimentee
01-27-2010, 12:29 AM
Despicable performance from Tsonga needing 5 sets against Almugro. To be fair the blue clay probably helped Almugro.

Did you even watch the match?

Ouragan
01-27-2010, 04:27 AM
It's so nice that the tour has a reliable, fit Tsonga to entertain us. Dudes' awesome.

Ouragan
01-27-2010, 04:29 AM
Tsonga love fifth set, isn't he????????

With a 1-0 record, he's probably got the best 5th set record on tour :devil:

Forehander
01-27-2010, 07:45 AM
Fkn Henri Leconte made my day. I nearly died laughing watching the match (and I was going for Tsonga also)