Sijsling was playing out of his mind, but Tsonga seemed a bit uninspired as well.
That's just Tsonga being off his game, he looks awful when that happens. First two sets were pretty meh from both players, but in the third set Igor managed to raise his game and outplay Tsonga!
I am the Nelson Mandela of MTF
Federer, Nadal and Djokovic pander to plutocrats and charge huge appearance fees. The "trickle down effect" means that tournaments like the Heineken Open now have to pay appearance money for racketeers that many of us have never heard of. It's close to extortion.
At the end of Federer's first round match at the Australian Open a fawning interviewer asked about his kids and if he had bought coach Stefan Edberg a birthday present - no, by the way, the privilege of knocking up with 'King Roger' was enough of a present apparently.
Really bad match from Jo here. Really hope he does much better in Marseille next week.
__________________ MTF games Grand Slam titles:
Suicide Tennis - Wimbledon 2014
Fill-In-The-Draw - US Open 2014
Suicide Tennis - Madrid Masters 2015 and ATP250 Kuala Lumpur 2014; 2 finals lost (Wimbledon 2015, Dubai 2015)
Fill-In-The-Draw - ATP 500 Rotterdam 2013 and ATP 250 Geneva 2015
Tennis-Tipping - Vicenza CH 2014 and Todi CH 2014 (with vn01); 5 finals lost
Congratulations to Igor! On an indoor court he is much better than his ranking suggests, and he is improving all the time in general. I can't wait to see him hit his peak in the not too distant future.
Come on, that was nothing extraordinary from Igor today. Very well played, with focus and desire, but that`s it. It was good level, but I saw him playing better. Tsonga just was that really horrible - miss and miss and miss again. No backhand, shaky forehand, weak volleyes.
Ah, appeal moderation? Wanna know what appeal moderation did to me?
LOOK AT ME!
LOOK AT ME, BOY! THESE ARE THE SCARS OF APPEAL MODERATION!
Take a good long stare, you know you want to.
You're not even man enough to look at my face.
Appeal moderation isn't pretty, you have to watch your friends go to dust.
Appeal moderation is always hungry for your soul and sweet emotions.
First and once godly-worhispped appeal moderator.
To each their own, I guess, but I loved this movie, and this franchise and always will define at least part of what I am about. Fuck, I have even started drifting a little bit while delivering pizzas these days.