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Paris SF: Tsonga Def. Isner 3-6 7-6(1) 7-6(3)

Sham Kay
11-12-2011, 06:07 PM
Everyone who can reach him. Please. Give. John. A hug.

Clutchga saved 3 match points. Bring on the ultimate tennis challenge.

asmazif
11-12-2011, 06:07 PM
Patchy quality of tennis, but very dramatic match with some great clutch (and very unclutch :lol:) play.

Jo :yeah: :D (though it should have been easier) :p

tennizen
11-12-2011, 06:08 PM
Entertaining match.

ciprianned
11-12-2011, 06:08 PM
2009 Washington
DC, USA Hard R32 Isner, John
4-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(4) Stats
:) :) :)

SheepleBuster
11-12-2011, 06:08 PM
Another embarrassment for AmeriKa. What a loser. 3 match points he choked

Smoke944
11-12-2011, 06:08 PM
That was an absolutely fucking terrible performance from John when it really mattered. No way around it.

henke007
11-12-2011, 06:09 PM
Isner donated 2 tiebreaks and wasted 7-8 bp.s incl 3 mp.s and that was that..

Kat_YYZ
11-12-2011, 06:09 PM
From Isner to Isn'tner :p

SetSampras
11-12-2011, 06:09 PM
The state of american men's tennis these last 10 plus years in a nutshell

Mechlan
11-12-2011, 06:09 PM
Entertaining drama at the end.

Orka_n
11-12-2011, 06:09 PM
Isner :haha: great tiebreak-player huh.

bleu_cheese
11-12-2011, 06:09 PM
Tsonga almost had a disastrous last game, Isner had a chance on more than one of those match points to go for it. After that he got overwhelmed by Tsonga and the crowd.

shiaben
11-12-2011, 06:09 PM
Great win. He needs more of these, I want him to surpass Murray.

iriraz
11-12-2011, 06:10 PM
Isner played this match like he hoped for the errors from his opponent to win,while Tsonga who was playing way below average wanted to win it

EddieNero
11-12-2011, 06:10 PM
Isner is below Futures level stamina-wise.

martinatreue
11-12-2011, 06:10 PM
Boy a few of those Ana Ivanovicesque backhands on match points really hurt John. He just pushes those with too much topspin and that missed forehand off of Tsonga's 2nd serve really cost him the match.

henke007
11-12-2011, 06:10 PM
10 Aces from isner was horrible hence the donated tb.s..

tealeaves
11-12-2011, 06:10 PM
Iznah :o

abraxas21
11-12-2011, 06:10 PM
tsonga 0/7 in BP
Isner 1/7 in BP

:help:

v-money
11-12-2011, 06:11 PM
Entertaining drama, but poor quality with both guys really outchocking each other.

ZaZoo)
11-12-2011, 06:11 PM
Clownga even though choked a lot, saved tennis here. :bowdown:

MuzzahLovah
11-12-2011, 06:11 PM
Zombie did just enough biting to tire out Tsonga before facing Fed. Cakewalkerer to scavenge a another tournament.

hisham70
11-12-2011, 06:12 PM
Isner can't win long gruelling match.

Voo de Mar
11-12-2011, 06:12 PM
Tsonga's first win on the main tour after saving match point. He waited very long for this given his gamestyle which produces tight matches often (90 tournaments).

DrJules
11-12-2011, 06:13 PM
If Tsonga improved his movement he could be a GS winner.

At time poorly positioned when hitting the ball and errors resulted.

Joined that small club of players to have lost serve and not broken serve themselves and won.

LinkMage
11-12-2011, 06:13 PM
I absolutely despise Clownga's victory dance. It irks me as much as Nadull's fistpumps. :o

henke007
11-12-2011, 06:14 PM
Zombie did just enough biting to tire out Tsonga before facing Fed. Cakewalkerer to scavenge a another tournament.

You mean like muzzza did at his 2 last Masters shields :rolleyes::o

MuzzahLovah
11-12-2011, 06:14 PM
Any way, all credit to Tsonga- he did save tennis from a zombie apocalypse.

cardio
11-12-2011, 06:14 PM
Good news is : we get at least 1.2 odds for Fed tommorrow. Fed vs Isner would have been like Fed vs Monaco at 1.05.

selyoink
11-12-2011, 06:14 PM
Embarassing for Tsonga to lose a set to this all serve clown. Nearly choked the match at the end too.

Corey Feldman
11-12-2011, 06:15 PM
love that everyone gets put through a 3 hour epic before having to play a fresh Fed next :sport:

good job and week Isner

EddieNero
11-12-2011, 06:16 PM
Zombie did just enough biting to tire out Tsonga before facing Fed. Cakewalkerer to scavenge a another tournament.

Man you're so pathetic. People like you make me call Murray a downright pusher and slamless, gutless sissy, despite I respect the guy.

asmazif
11-12-2011, 06:17 PM
Isner can't win long gruelling match.

Mahut thinks otherwise.

henke007
11-12-2011, 06:18 PM
Clownga in a masters final and as nr 6 in the world :haha::spit:

simplet
11-12-2011, 06:19 PM
Damn Tsonga didn't do that much running but I bet he's exhausted right now. He looked scared shitless from beginning to end.

nole_no1
11-12-2011, 06:21 PM
Entertaining match especially at the end when both Tsonga and Isner missed 3bp (Isner's were mp)
Still those 3mp saved by Tsonga helped his mental and made it easier in the tie-breaker
Isner really felt tired at the end but he somehow made some good shots in the 12th game of the decider... the TB was too much though

Make it a good match tommorow Jo :yeah:

Saberq
11-12-2011, 06:22 PM
Another embarrassment for AmeriKa. What a loser. 3 match points he choked

US is already embarrassed in sports given the NBA lockout and Penn State scandal ........Isner wont hurt much ;)

Sonja1989
11-12-2011, 06:23 PM
Tsonga didn't deserve this match.. Isner :bigcry: :bigcry:

What a luck, Seppi, GGL, Isner and he plays a Master final. :help: :help: :help:

legolandbridge
11-12-2011, 06:24 PM
Here is how the match went down (if anyone cares):

Paris-Bercy 1/2 final:

[6] Tsonga vs Isner (h2h: 0-1)
1st set

[0-0*] 15 15= 15-30 30= 40-30 hold

[*0-1] 15 30 40 40-15 hold
[1-1*] 15 15= 30-15 40-15 hold

[*1-2] 15 15= 30-15 30= 40-30 D A+ D A- D A+ hold
[2-2*] 15 30 40 hold

[*2-3] 15 30 30-15 30= 30-40 D A+ D A+ D A- D A- BREAK
[2-4*] 15 30 40 hold

[*2-5] 15 30 40 hold
[3-5*] 0-15 15= 30-15 40-15! 40-30! hold

[3-6] 1st Set, Isner

[6] Tsonga vs Isner 36
2nd set

[*0-0] 0-15 15= 30-15 40-15 hold

[1-0*] 15 30 30-15 40-15 40-30 hold
[*1-1] 15 30 30-15 40-15 40-30 D A- D A- D A+ D A+ hold

[2-1*] 0-15 15= 15-30 15-40 30-40 D A+ hold
[*2-2] 15 30 40 hold

[3-2*] 0-15 0-30 15-30 30= 40-30 D A+ hold
[*3-3] 15 30 40 hold

[4-3*] 15 30 30-15 40-15 40-30 D A- D A+ D A+ hold
[*4-4] 15 30 30-15 40-15 hold

[5-4*] 15 30 30-15 40-15 hold
[*5-5] 0-15 15= 30-15 40-15 40-30 hold

[6-5*] 15 15= 30-15 30= 40-30 hold
[6-6] *0-0 1-0* 1-1* *2-1 *3-1 4-1* 5-1*

[6-6] *6-1! 7-1

2nd Set, Tsonga 76(1)

[6] Tsonga vs Isner 36 76
3rd set

[0-0*] 15 15= 30-15 40-15 40-30 D A- D A+ hold

[*0-1] 15 30 40 hold
[1-1*] 15 15= 30-15 40-15 hold

[*1-2] 0-15 15= 30-15 40-15 hold
[2-2*] 15 30 30-15 40-15 hold

[*2-3] 0-15 0-30 15-30 30= 40-30 hold
[3-3*] 15 30 30-15 40-15 hold

[*3-4] 15 30 30-15 40-15 hold
[4-4*] 0-15 0-30 0-40 15-40 30-40 D A+ hold

[*4-5] 15 30 40 hold
[5-5*] 0-15 15= 30-15 40-15 hold

[*5-6] 15 30 30-15 40-15 40-30 D A-! D A-! D A-! D A+ hold
[6-6] 0-0* *1-0 *2-0 3-0* 3-1* *3-2 *4-2

[6-6] 5-2* 5-3* *6-3! 7-3

Game, Set, Match TSONGA 36 76(1) 76(3)

Total points
Tsonga 123 Isner 114
Serve %
Tsonga 57 Isner 68

Tsonga won 72% of the points on serve and 32% on return

henke007
11-12-2011, 06:24 PM
Tsonga didn't deserve this match.. Isner :bigcry: :bigcry:

What a luck, Seppi, GGL, Isner and he plays a Master final. :help: :help: :help:

Yeahh just hope it doesn't end with federror somehow...

Sonja1989
11-12-2011, 06:31 PM
Yeahh just hope it doesn't end with federror somehow...

Don't say that, I'm mad already with this thought. :scared:

Ben.
11-12-2011, 06:42 PM
Fun match. Isner playing some really good tennis this week, hope he can carry it on to next year. Cracking backhand pass to bring up a MP.

Hopefully Tsonga can make a good match of it tomorrow, better than USO anyway. He has survived Djokovic trying to Fognini him so he has nothing to lose.

fran70
11-12-2011, 06:46 PM
Don't say that, I'm mad already with this thought. :scared:

Hi Dia:wavey:

It wasnt a great well played match by Tsonga but Isner wasted 3 chances to close the match at 5-6 in the 3rd set. And Tsonga is not the sort of player to give him that advantage. I like Tsonga but I hope Roger can win tomorrow.

shadows
11-12-2011, 07:22 PM
Tennis is saved.

erickmartins
11-12-2011, 07:42 PM
Poor match from both, really. John played a very good 1st set, going for his shots and putting pressure on Tsonga. From the middle of the 2nd set on, he seemed to be happy with going for the tiebreak, started playing too passive. Tsonga should have been able to win with 2 easy sets from then on, but it's Tsonga. He managed to take it to two tiebreaks and almost choke at the end, with so many UEs and DFs.

Sham Kay
11-12-2011, 07:44 PM
Here is how the match went down (if anyone cares):

*The entire match in writing*

Budding tennis statisticians everywhere just jizzed in unison.

MuzzahLovah
11-12-2011, 07:51 PM
Man you're so pathetic. People like you make me call Murray a downright pusher and slamless, gutless sissy, despite I respect the guy.

Funny thing though, I was a mild Fed fan before I came to MTF, like a month or two ago. But all the bullshit here has brought the things I don't like about it him into focus. I do much prefer watching him play to Nadal, regardless.

You can't deny that he's a bit fortunate to play Berdych and Tsonga after grueling 3 setters. Of course Murray was fortunate in Shanghai, only having to beat Wawrinka and Ferrer, but that was right after his Tokyo draw, which was as tough a draw as I've seen in a 500 tournament. Fed's Basel draw was a joke, you have to admit.

Puschkin
11-12-2011, 07:53 PM
Tsonga didn't deserve this match.. Isner :bigcry: :bigcry:

What a luck, Seppi, GGL, Isner and he plays a Master final. :help: :help: :help:

This. But tomorrow luck won't do the job!

Start da Game
11-12-2011, 07:56 PM
has tsonga unloaded too much today? does he have enough reserves for tomorrow?

KoOlMaNsEaN
11-12-2011, 08:00 PM
Drama filled stuff at the end. John was visibly nervous on his 3rd match point when he sailed a backhand long.

Les Francaise helped Jo for sure and his fight shone through again!

AllezUSA
11-12-2011, 08:57 PM
Hey where all da Tsonga haters at?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ua2CslDtZ3E/TWazIfdWy7I/AAAAAAAAABY/5c6H32k3Diw/s320/blazing-saddles.jpg

cobalt60
11-12-2011, 08:58 PM
Tsonga almost had a disastrous last game, Isner had a chance on more than one of those match points to go for it. After that he got overwhelmed by Tsonga and the crowd.

This. Excellent week for John boy!

heya
11-12-2011, 09:47 PM
Hey where all da Tsonga haters at?
no one helped federer in montreal and at wimbledon.

Sonja1989
11-12-2011, 09:55 PM
Hi Dia:wavey:

It wasnt a great well played match by Tsonga but Isner wasted 3 chances to close the match at 5-6 in the 3rd set. And Tsonga is not the sort of player to give him that advantage. I like Tsonga but I hope Roger can win tomorrow.

Hi Fran! :wavey: Well yeah, though I think Isner should have won the match but he is weak mentally at important matches. Sad.

This. But tomorrow luck won't do the job!

Let's hope. :rocker2: I'm a big Federer fan tomorrow, count with me. ;) I will be calm only if Federer takes a revenge. Usually it isn't help for me but at this time it would be great. :devil:

Hey where all da Tsonga haters at?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ua2CslDtZ3E/TWazIfdWy7I/AAAAAAAAABY/5c6H32k3Diw/s320/blazing-saddles.jpg

I'm not hater but what I said in my previous posts. Anyway, I can understand his haters due to his behavior on court, isn't too nice.

Shirogane
11-12-2011, 09:59 PM
has tsonga unloaded too much today? does he have enough reserves for tomorrow?He should be fine.

Hian-GOAT
11-12-2011, 10:25 PM
John simply doesn't have the mentality to be a champion. He will always be a good, a very good champion, but hardly something more.
Congrats Jowilly, but now lose to the King of Tennis, the Greatest player ever :yeah: