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Old 02-20-2010, 03:54 PM   #31
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did julien play out of his mind like he did against federer when he beat him? or is jo not so hot today? I just started watching.
Jo's playing poorly again, Julien is playing pretty well.

Looks like Julien is going to take it in the tb.

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Old 02-20-2010, 04:16 PM   #32
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Julien was serving for the match at 5-4 in the 2nd set and completely threw that game and the set away. 3rd set was pretty even. Jo had a ton of bps and half chances, but couldn't do much with them. Julien was too strong in the TB. Great win for him.

I could sorta may be possibly cut Jo some slack cos he hasn't played in 3 weeks. But the first 1.5 sets have really pissed me off. Was really hoping Jo would finally defend a title here. Oh, well.
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Old 02-20-2010, 04:32 PM   #33
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I didn't really watch it but still very disappointed. I believe Julien and Jo will meet again next week in Dubai first round. Jo will win then.
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:44 PM   #35
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I didn't really watch it but still very disappointed. I believe Julien and Jo will meet again next week in Dubai first round. Jo will win then.
sooo... I don't know what I was smoking when I posted this, Jo will not play Benneteau in Dubai R1; he will play Llodra, the new Marseille title winner.
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Any news about Jo's health? I saw Truc posted earlier today in the Dubai main draw thread, he might not play due to illness
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Any news about Jo's health? I saw Truc posted earlier today in the Dubai main draw thread, he might not play due to illness
I don't know anything about no illness but will look it up now.
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His comments after his defeat in Marseille:

http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/20...-tout-rate.php

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«J'ai eu mes chances, j'en ai même eu beaucoup mais j'ai tout raté. Je ne fais pas un mauvais match mais j'ai coincé dans les moments cruciaux. J'ai dû faire exploser la case des fautes directes sur les statistiques. Dans le troisième set, il est touché physiquement. Si c'est un match en cinq sets, il y a de grandes chances qu'il ne m'échappe pas», a confié Jo-Wilfried Tsonga après sa défaite en demi-finales à Marseille contre Julien Benneteau (7/6 5/7 7/6).
He says that if it were a 5-set match, he would most likely win. For a guy with such a long list of 5-setters to his name, he can't seem to get enough of them.
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:32 PM   #39
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Well, Jo is not certain to play Dubai, he got a stomach bug Saturday night. He's not due to play on Monday so he still has some time to get better. but in my experience it takes at least 3 days to completely recover and go back to eating regular food when you get that stuff. with the flight and all I'd say his chances are slim.

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Thanks Hope he gets better soon

I like the attitude if it went to five, even though it's funny given he was a 5th set virgin until recently
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Takes the first set in TB, after Mika was up a mini break twice. Allez!!
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Dubai R2 vs Ljubicic is on right now and there is a stream.
Who do you root for oranges ? (if you're around)
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Jojo I've never been a real fan of Ljubo, he likes ot play that passive game all to often for my taste, though he has my for that unbelievable 2005 DC season alone

Jo in a bit of trouble there 15:30
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Jojo I've never been a real fan of Ljubo, he likes ot play that passive game all to often for my taste, though he has my for that unbelievable 2005 DC season alone

Jo in a bit of trouble there 15:30
I like Ljubo, nice backhand and seems like a genuinely nice guy. Jo seems to have recovered fine. a bit boring match so far, especially after watching the end of Murray-Tips.
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Jo's BH is getting better and better

What a sloppy volley there
If they continue serving at 70%, this could be all TBs
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