WG QF: Tsonga def. Berlocq 4-6 6-2 6-3 5-7 6-2 (FRA 1-0 ARG) [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

WG QF: Tsonga def. Berlocq 4-6 6-2 6-3 5-7 6-2 (FRA 1-0 ARG)

Dead Net Cord
04-05-2013, 05:44 PM
Charly fought hard, but it wasn't enough.

Johnny Groove
04-05-2013, 05:50 PM
Charly with some warrior shit here.

Monaco should be inspired to take out Simon.

Mark Lenders
04-05-2013, 05:52 PM
Bad match from Tsonga, not a good way to start the clay season despite the win. I'd like Tsonga to have a decent clay season but will be hard if he doesn't improve a lot; the effectiveness of his game suffers a lot on the surface and, as if that was not enough, he's one of those players who always seems to get tough draws.

motorhead
04-05-2013, 06:12 PM
I'm really worried for Simon-Berlocq, hopefully we won't need that rubber

Marcoo
04-05-2013, 06:23 PM
Wow, haven't seen this one, but seems like a hard match. Don't know why, but I haven't heard about Tsonga in a while, is he ok ? ;) Gonna watch the highlits now.

Federer in 2
04-05-2013, 06:24 PM
Need a Ferrer-Tsonga match ASAP. What a feast that would be.

August
04-05-2013, 06:34 PM
Need a Ferrer-Tsonga match ASAP. What a feast that would be.

RG final, please.

Even though that would be refreshing at Mickey Carlo final, too.

Topspindoctor
04-05-2013, 06:35 PM
A brainless ball basher beating a clay specialist on clay. Bad for tennis.

Redaftw
04-05-2013, 06:35 PM
Tsonga was bad and Berlocq was even worse. Apart from the 3rd set It was Berlocq gifting points left and right on easy shots.

Federer in 2
04-05-2013, 06:40 PM
RG final, please.

Even though that would be refreshing at Mickey Carlo final, too.

A little part of me wants them to meet on grass, actually.
It wouldn't be as much of a beatdown as it would have been on clay, but embarrassing Clownga on grass would be just :drool:

Mark Lenders
04-05-2013, 06:42 PM
RG final, please.

Even though that would be refreshing at Mickey Carlo final, too.

:lol: As if Ferrer has any chance of those finals. Not to mention, as I said earlier, Tsonga is a generally unlucky player with draws and how they pan out - ie if he reaches a big final, he will not have someone like Ferrer waiting to bend over.

Mountaindewslave
04-05-2013, 07:56 PM
I find Tsonga so uncompelling to watch these days, he's just too much of an extreme, so hot and cold, one moment playing dynamite awesome tennis, the next throwing stupid errors everywhere like his brain was launched into space temporarily

I don't like the term THAT much, but he is such a ballbasher, and I think it loses its entertainment when a player is so erratic
struggling against Berlocq (who don't get me wrong has been playing very well so far this season) and a total headcase against the top ranked players

I fear that Tsonga will never even make a slam final again...

maybe he should grow the afro back out like 2008

dencod16
04-05-2013, 08:04 PM
Uhmm... no retirement... hahaha...

August
04-05-2013, 08:11 PM
I fear that Tsonga will never even make a slam final again...

Well possible. But not only because of inconcistency but also because of surface homogenization. On a fast surface, there aren't many players ahead of peak Tsonga. But unfortunately not even Wimbledon is fast at the time of semis.

I posted here one day how bad an indoor player Nadal is compared to e.g. Tsonga, titles 1-7. Yeah, I admit that was a bit provocative but when a worse fast surface player wins CGS, a better fast surface player should definitely have more than one GS final if only there are fast surfaces in slams. But there aren't.

TheBaker
04-05-2013, 08:54 PM
Carlie grunted at least a second after he made contact with the ball in that last game and then Tsonga dumped an overhead into the net. Was some funny shit.

Sombrerero loco
04-05-2013, 09:15 PM
close :unsure:

Pscht
04-05-2013, 09:50 PM
Second set was good.

Self-destruction for Tsonga in the 4th, was up 40-0 in the last game and gave the set to Berlocq. And stupid umpire tought the ball bounced twice on a point in favor of Tsonga. :o

Clownga tried the same thing in the last game of the match but he eventually got it done.

redshift36188
04-05-2013, 11:06 PM
This guy is popular even playing a DC tie away. GOAT popularity/achievements ratio. Just imagine if Jo was a Multi Slam Winner.

Mark Lenders
04-06-2013, 02:14 AM
A little part of me wants them to meet on grass, actually.
It wouldn't be as much of a beatdown as it would have been on clay, but embarrassing Clownga on grass would be just :drool:

Ferrer beating Tsonga on grass :spit:? I wanted to post highlights of their Wimbledon 2011 match here, but unfortunately there aren't any, Youtube has really been laying down the hammer on adult content lately...

That one must have really upset you. Had Tsonga not routined Ferrer, Federer would have been a lock in the semis, where he stood a pretty good chance of beating Djokovic (another player you dislike) and not only reach the Wimbledon final but stop Djokovic's wonder year and dent his confidence.

Mr. Oracle
04-06-2013, 04:40 AM
Warlocq taking a top ranked player the distance is great for his confidence and guarantees more shirt ripping in the future when he takes out one of these titans.

Ben D.
04-06-2013, 08:43 AM
Tsonga was disappointing, 5 sets against the #71 player is a really bad result for top 8 player. I'm sorry to contradict the usual Tsongamania around here but he is proving that he's getting weaker and weaker every passing year.
It's not about "bad draws" or "being unlucky" Mark :rolleyes: When you want to be the best you have to beat the best. It's funny how you're trying to cheating with facts to make them conform to your theory.
Some people are holding onto the 2008 AO final like if it was the "real Tsonga". no the real Tsonga is the guy you've seen since the beginning of the year. good against top 50, average against top 20, terrible against top 5.

Dead Net Cord
04-06-2013, 09:20 AM
Warlocq taking a top ranked player the distance is great for his confidence and guarantees more shirt ripping in the future when he takes out one of these titans.

Oh yes, hopefully we'll see more of this :hatoff:

http://fooh.pl/pokaz/1963887408.gif

MrMarble
04-06-2013, 12:05 PM
Tsonga was disappointing, 5 sets against the #71 player is a really bad result for top 8 player.

Actually it was good result and Tsonga seems to have improved on clay. Tsonga played well.

People are selling Berlocq short in this thread. He impressed me a lot in his match against Nadal at Sao Paulo... Rafa won 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 on clay. Granted Rafa wasn't at his best yet, but imo he wasn't far off either.

On top of that Berlocq beat Giraldo, Dolgopolov and Nishikori at IW. Lost to Murray 6-7, 4-6.

So the guy can play. And it was in front of his fanatic home crowd and on his favourite surface. Hats off to Tsonga for giving his all to become a better clay courter. And it's working.

motorhead
04-06-2013, 12:12 PM
Nishikori was injuried.

but it's true, Charlie had a break lead against Nadal in the 3rd and chocked in style.

bounccer
04-06-2013, 12:31 PM
Ferrer beating Tsonga on grass :spit:? I wanted to post highlights of their Wimbledon 2011 match here, but unfortunately there aren't any, Youtube has really been laying down the hammer on adult content lately...

That one must have really upset you. Had Tsonga not routined Ferrer, Federer would have been a lock in the semis, where he stood a pretty good chance of beating Djokovic (another player you dislike) and not only reach the Wimbledon final but stop Djokovic's wonder year and dent his confidence.

And Nadal would have probably make the channel slam once again and, who knows, wins the USO as well. :devil: