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Halle R2: Haas def. Tsonga 6-3, 7-6(3)

MIMIC
06-10-2009, 06:31 PM
Some of Tsonga's 2nd serves in the 2nd set were incredible. :eek: (when down break point). Faster than most guys' FIRST serves. The two guys really put on a show.

And :lol: at one of the replays. Apparently, Tsonga almost whacked a lineswoman in the face with his racquet while trying to retrieve a ball and hit a passing shot.

Haas was really good, today.

out_here_grindin
06-10-2009, 06:32 PM
Grass God Tsonga goes down. I am surprised by this result, but all the props to Tommmy he played great.

Matt01
06-10-2009, 06:32 PM
Well done, Thommy :worship:

pica_pica
06-10-2009, 06:32 PM
The Seed Exodus continues...

(1) Federer (withdrawn)
(3) Verdasco
(4) Tsonga
(5) Berdych
(6) Tursunov
(8) Schuettler

Lugburz
06-10-2009, 06:33 PM
:woohoo:

TMJordan
06-10-2009, 06:33 PM
Tsonga was absolutly horrible.

What a mug.

habibko
06-10-2009, 06:34 PM
masterful display of S&V tennis from Haas especially in the 2nd set, too solid throughout the match, Tsonga was very uncomfortable (always looking at the grass, sliding and falling all the time) , in the 2nd set Tsonga was down *3-3 0-40 facing three break points, he served aces on 2nd serve and all 2nd serves were +200 KM/H , that game was Sampras like :worship:

good match, enjoyed Haasi's volleys the most :drool:

GlennMirnyi
06-10-2009, 06:34 PM
Ridiculous from Tsonga to lose to a semi-retired player.

Horatius
06-10-2009, 06:34 PM
:bowdown:Haas all the way

oranges
06-10-2009, 06:34 PM
Tommy for the title :worship: :rocker2:

Jo :hug:

finishingmove
06-10-2009, 06:35 PM
vamos, german sensation

tennizen
06-10-2009, 06:35 PM
I think Tsonga is saving himself for Wimbledon. With his natural talent and proper way of playing tennis and Fairweatherfan's petition going into effect this year, he should clinch it

rocketassist
06-10-2009, 06:35 PM
Bad loss for Jo, but Haasi is finding a bit of form after nearly beating Fed.

LinkMage
06-10-2009, 06:36 PM
Well, if he almost beat Fed on clay why can't he beat Clownga on grass.

HeretiC
06-10-2009, 06:38 PM
Great match from Tommy, there were some crazy volleys, stop-volleys, half-volleys. Very entertaining match. It was very laughable from Tsonga roaring on a couple very easy smashes he made trying to pump up himself and audience, unfortunately they did not appreciate it much. :lol:

Mint Chip
06-10-2009, 06:40 PM
I knew that Haas wasn't going to lose to this clown. Never in Doubt :yeah:

Certinfy
06-10-2009, 06:42 PM
Tommy will win Wimbledon with this form xD

jonathancrane
06-10-2009, 06:45 PM
Haas is playing really well lately

Smoke944
06-10-2009, 06:45 PM
I'm hopping on the Haas to the top 10 bandwagon :rocker2:

oranges
06-10-2009, 06:45 PM
I knew that Haas wasn't going to lose to this clown. Never in Doubt :yeah:

You must be making a fortune with all those NIDs :p

mitalidas
06-10-2009, 06:51 PM
Let's see how this changes the Wimbledon odds.

Last checked (yesterday) they had Tsonga in the Top 5, and Haas was not even among the 20 lowest odds!

Jens
06-10-2009, 06:54 PM
Great match Tommy :D

ballbasher101
06-10-2009, 07:01 PM
I am not surprised by this result at all. Most people thought Tsonga was going to crash Haas but that was never going to happen. Anyone who saw Haas play Federer at the French should have realised just how well Haas has been serving. He served very well in the fist two sets of that match. Another thing to add is that Haas is playing at home thus giving him an extra incentive to play well.

Chiseller
06-10-2009, 07:07 PM
Good to see Haas confirming his RG performance.

Arkulari
06-10-2009, 07:09 PM
where's Leng Jai? :rolls:
Good stuff from Haas, been very consistent lately :yeah:

CarstenL01
06-10-2009, 07:12 PM
Great match from Tommy :woohoo: Showed how to beat Tsonga. Playing as much as possible on his backhand and move him around :)

Sheepy
06-10-2009, 07:17 PM
Tommy! :woohoo:

sawan66278
06-10-2009, 07:25 PM
Nice bounce-back from Tommy after the ultimate choke in RG. Glad to see he's kept his head.

Tsonga? Needs to take the game a lot more seriously...starting with fitness and strategy.

Lugburz
06-10-2009, 07:48 PM
I'm hopping on the Haas to the top 10 bandwagon :rocker2:

:hatoff:

Horatio Caine
06-10-2009, 07:54 PM
Nice result for Haas, and what a tournament for the Germans! Could fill 7 of the 8 QF berths! :haha: :worship:

Corey Feldman
06-10-2009, 08:10 PM
German tennis is far from dead

Garson007
06-10-2009, 08:17 PM
:worship: Haas.

JediFed
06-10-2009, 08:22 PM
Haas in a semi at Wimbly? I'm calling it.

FedFan_2007
06-10-2009, 08:23 PM
Clownga - you useless piece of shit.

Guy Haines
06-10-2009, 08:26 PM
Yikes. Now I see why the gloating is really coming to an end. About Soderling running in that avy, was he in a hurry to get his ass handed to him?

Definitely expected more from Tsonga than this, and it makes me wonder about Wimbledon, where I thought he could be a top 4 favorite. But Haas is underrated right now. Good to see him playing with some hunger in the later chapters of his career. He has a great game for grass.

ballbasher101
06-10-2009, 08:50 PM
Yikes. Now I see why the gloating is really coming to an end. About Soderling running in that avy, was he in a hurry to get his ass handed to him?

Definitely expected more from Tsonga than this, and it makes me wonder about Wimbledon, where I thought he could be a top 4 favorite. But Haas is underrated right now. Good to see him playing with some hunger in the later chapters of his career. He has a great game for grass.

Maybe his amazing Australian run has gone to his head, there is no reason why he can't do well at Wimbledon. As for Haas he still loves to play and he deserves a lot of credit for that :bigclap:

duong
06-10-2009, 08:53 PM
just give Tsonga a little bit more time to prepare on grass, he might do very well in Wimbledon.

He had prepared a lot on clay, whereas Haas had come to Roland-Garros with little preparation.

No his final in AO has not "gone to his head".

FedFan_2007
06-10-2009, 08:55 PM
Haas will be inspirational to Federer. If Haas can have a career renaissance at 31, then Roger probably thinks "I can easily now play to 2012".

Ciarán.
06-10-2009, 08:55 PM
:spit:

timafi
06-10-2009, 09:03 PM
pathetic loss Jo
he kept on pounding on your backhand and you made way 2 many errors:mad:
you better play doubles before and during Wimbledon:mad:

Lugburz
06-10-2009, 09:15 PM
Haas will be inspirational to Federer. If Haas can have a career renaissance at 31, then Roger probably thinks "I can easily now play to 2012".

Haas already inspired him at RG..and gave him a boost for the tittle playing back Roger into form ;)

lazybear
06-10-2009, 09:46 PM
I watched a couple of games, and i was surprised how bad Jo's movement was, he even slipped at least twice. I still think he'll be one of the semifinalists at Wimbledon. Props to Haas, he played a very solid match. Superb serving, nice volleys, good stuff.

marquez
06-10-2009, 09:53 PM
great match from tommy

dylan24
06-10-2009, 09:58 PM
take this title you stud tommy

marquez
06-10-2009, 09:59 PM
Nice result for Haas, and what a tournament for the Germans! Could fill 7 of the 8 QF berths! :haha: :worship:

Does anyone know if this was a record?
at least on grass it should be one

noctilux
06-10-2009, 10:47 PM
I know Haas changed his racquet recently - could he have switched from gut to the newer synthetic strings (and could that have given him a boost)? I'm just wondering because in Indian Wells (I think) he berated himself quite audibly for being "the only guy who uses gut".
Can anyone give me an answer on this?

Thanks,

noctilux

wenty
06-10-2009, 10:55 PM
Tommy!!!!!!! :banana:

mitalidas
06-10-2009, 11:08 PM
Tsonga still pricey, I can't understand what additional info these guys are using in giving him these odds!

Mimi
06-11-2009, 01:51 AM
:d

alfonsojose
06-11-2009, 03:35 AM
Clownga :lol:

Fiberlight1
06-11-2009, 03:41 AM
:haha: to the people that said this guy could win Wimbledon.

FedFan_2007
06-11-2009, 03:54 AM
Clownga will be lucky to make it to R32 at Wimby. What a joke!

Mimi
06-11-2009, 08:31 AM
I think Tsonga is saving himself for Wimbledon. With his natural talent and proper way of playing tennis and Fairweatherfan's petition going into effect this year, he should clinch it

:haha:

Goldenoldie
06-11-2009, 08:35 AM
No real surprise that Haas continues his comeback

leng jai
06-11-2009, 09:02 AM
Wheres Bilbo's expert recommendation that Haas should have retired in every year since 2006?

Audacity
06-11-2009, 09:56 AM
Tsonga.. :(
Haas.. :yeah:

born_on_clay
06-11-2009, 10:04 AM
Jo, what a shame :(

opeth84
06-11-2009, 10:20 AM
Well played by Haas, He's been in impressive form of late. I think if he had a few more big matches under the belt coming into RG he would have taken the match from Roger in the third set but his nerves seemed to just let Federer linger on even if he was doing nothing special in the first half of that set.

As for Tsonga well he made a few too many errors but if he gets his movement sorted he will be a force on grass in the years to come.

So typical of this forum though to put down a player when there predictions are wrong :worship:

Bernard Black
06-11-2009, 10:52 AM
Vamos Haas, never in doubt. One of the few left in the universe who can actually play on grass.

canbera
06-11-2009, 01:37 PM
Haas to take the title this year? I like the thought, though there is Djokovic and a bunch of other motivated Germans.

Burrow
06-11-2009, 01:41 PM
Vamos Haas, never in doubt. One of the few left in the universe who can actually play on grass.

Haas is German, by the way.