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Baggy served for the 1st set at *5-4, but couldn't do it and it proved costly. Things didn't get much better for the 2nd set. Practically another error infested set. Overall, the form from both players were outstandingly horrible. Definitely won't make it past the QF, if he keeps up this wacko crap.

P.S Too early :facepalm:, this is worse than I thought. Someone delete this thread if it goes 5-5.
 

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And expected ending too. Yet another error. How fitting :facepalm:. God I want to see how many unforced errors they have combined :eek:.
 

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It was a match of missed opportunities for Baghdatis.
He played well in the first set, breaking a sometimes erratic Tsonga to go up 5-4 and serve for the set.
But Baghdatis got a bit tight, and Tsonga toughened up and broke back and the set went to a tiebreaker.
Tsonga's serve proved better and he won the breaker with ease.

In the second set, Baghdatis was broken early.
But he had a chance to break back with 2 break points at 3-4 and again at 4-5 and muffed it.
He was 1 for 7 on break points and Tsonga was 2-2. That, plus Tsonga's good serve and extra resolve when it mattered made the difference. A year or two ago, Tsonga may have given up after being up against it, but he is tougher now.

Baghdatis (and Tsonga) made some poor shot selection choices with several questionable drop shots when the court was open for a put-away normal shot. However, Baghdatis's attempts were more costly as his failed drop shots happened more when it mattered.

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Baghdatis (attempted) dropshot at break point 4-5* when Tsonga was serving for the match was a BIG FAT FAIL.
 

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Baghdatis (attempted) dropshot at break point 4-5* when Tsonga was serving for the match was a BIG FAT FAIL.

There really should be a drop shot statistic and location (where it is attempted from) tracker. It might convince players to forget it, except in the most advantageous situations near the net. Those that are attempted from the baseline can't have a better than a 10% success rate. They either hit the net, or there is enough time for the player to get there as it floats from the back with too much loft. :facepalm: Almost all players are guilty of attempting too many drop shots, Mr. Djokovic and Mr. Federer included.

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see you next time fatdathis
 
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