Re: Indian Wells R2: Tsonga blasts Blake 7-6 6-4
I thought the first set of this match was outstanding tennis. Blake rolled back the years for a while with some electric forehands, and Jo was super-clutch whenever he was under pressure, especially on the set points, one of them he hit a Safin-esque backhand cross court to get to 6-6.
James is 33 now though and once he went 2-3* down in the second set you knew the game was up. Still for a set it was great to see the old JB hitting the ball like that even if the backhand wasn't as consistent.
Jo needs to keep rolling on. QF with Nole would be nice and hopefully he can bring his best stuff there.
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