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Dubai 2012: Masters level competition - who will win?

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Marcos Baghdatis [46](CYP) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [5](FRA)
Location: Dubai Tennis Stadium in Garhoud, Centre Court
Time: 4:00 pm (GMT+4), 11 pm in Melbourne, AUS, 12 pm in London, GBR, 7 am in New York, USA
Weather forecast: Partly cloudy - 23 C./73 F. Humidity 53% Wind: 26 kph/16 mph
Surface: Outdoor Hard, Decoturf II

H2H: Tsonga 1-0. Lone meeting was in 2011 on the Rome clay.

Class: Baghdatis: career high [8] 2006. Tsonga: career high [5] 2012.

Dubai past performances:

-Baghdatis :
3 appearances (includes 1 retirement (0-4, RET) to Golubev in 2011)
Best: 2010 Lost in SF in 3 sets to eventual winner Novak Djokovic, 7-6(2), 3-6, 4-6
Worst: 2007 Lost in R1 in 3 sets to Rafael Nadal, 6-3, 2-6, 3-6

-Tsonga

1 appearance - 2010 Lost in R2 to Ivan Ljubicic 5-7, 3-6

Surface preferences:

-Baghdatis:

Prefers fast conditions, only fair on clay. 3 titles on hard, 1 on carpet. Carpet: .846 Grass: .636 Hard: .603 Clay: .526

-Tsonga:

Prefers fast conditions, respectable on clay. 8 titles on hard. Carpet: .750 Grass: .724 Hard: .704 Clay: .600

Mental characteristics:

-Baghdatis: Fights well, only succumbs to the players with highest mental strength, but has been known to meltdown.

-Tsonga: Good fighter. Sometimes loses focus. Succumbs to pressure against top players, but has steadily improved mental strength of late and his recent results (from mid 2011 on) have been more consistent and improved.

Physical characteristics:

-Baghdatis: Age: 26 Height: 183 cm/82 kg (6'0"/181 lb)

-Tsonga: Age: 26 Height/Weight: 188 cm/91 kg (6'2"/200 lb.)

Other: Tsonga is the better server, they are about equal on return.

Who will win? Good luck!

Statistical source: http://www.atpworldtour.com
Weather forecast courtesy of http://www.wunderground.com


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Marcos likes to upset top players(like Tipsa) :)
Baghdatis in 3.
 

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masterclass, you give WWW? threads a new look!
 

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Masterclass :worship:

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Thanks Yves, Taejin, and Deathless Mortal. :)
I welcome anyone to add or suggest any other relevant statistics or intangibles that might affect the outcome of a match. :)

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Thanks Yves, Taejin, and Deathless Mortal. :)
I welcome anyone to add or suggest any other relevant statistics or intangibles that might affect the outcome of a match. :)

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masterclass
Where do you get the percentage of matches won by a player for each surface?
 

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