jo beat schuettler 4-6 6-3 6-4 after a tough 2hours battle
jo was playing bad, not as confident and offensive we used to see. Well quite normal since he's trying to change some things in his tennis but he better step it up for the next match cause he's far from playing his best.
Some line of reaction from Fed and from Jo on this match to come :
«Je suis emballé par ce match, a admis Federer. Jo est encore jeune et il possède énormément de talent. Ça sera un match sûrement excitant à regarder, et aussi à jouer. Il a un service extrêmement puissant et c'est tout un athlète. Je l'ai affronté une seule fois au cours de ma carrière et j'imagine que nous aurons l'occasion de se recroiser plus souvent à l'avenir. Je suis conscient qu'il s'agira d'un match difficile.»
Tsonga dit ne pas vouloir jouer les figurants. «Je peux jouer au tennis moi aussi, a-t-il déclaré, sur un ton qui n'avait rien de prétentieux. Je ne suis pas aussi bon que lui quand il est au sommet, mais je suis capable de jouer.»
I am excited at the sight of this match. Jo is still young and he's got lots of potentials. It's certainly going to be an exciting match to watch and also to play. He has an extremely powerful serve and he is a great athlete. I've played him only once in my career and I guess that it's going to happen again in the future. I am aware that it's going to be a very difficult match.
Tsonga said that he doesn't want to be there to sparr. "I can play tennis too, did he say without any trace of arrogance. I am not as good as him when he is at the top, but I am able to play too."
I wasnt that much confident after his first round and in that match against fed, being down 1-5, to finally win it in a decisive tie break!
well done jo,this win can give him the confidence he was searching for