Tag Archives: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Australian Open: What to Make of the No. 5-8 Men

In the calm pre-AO days, I was curious how the no. 5-8 players (Ferru, Berdy, DelPo, Tsonga) would fare at the first Slam of the year.  We’ve now reached the point at which the draw has been narrowed down to … Continue reading

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Australian Open: Two Days Before the Start

DelPo lost the AAMI Kooyong final to Lleyton Hewitt, 6-1 6-4.  From what I saw, he looked quite sluggish in the first set, while Lleyton was retrieving well and sending DelPo into a panicked state as to what his plan … Continue reading

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London: World Tour Final & Suits!

DelPo makes his entrance on the red carpet at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.  He looks very jolly, as he clumsily fumbles his way onto the red carpet. He’s back! While the Paris final is set for tonight, … Continue reading

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Rome: DelPo vs. Jo-Willy? Top 8 Seeding On the Line!

On a scale of 1 to 10, DelPo’s had a 4-5 week so far.  The good part is that he’s still in the draw, and he cruised to a very straightforward victory over Youzhny, 6-4 6-2. The bad news is … Continue reading

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Miami: Yer Semi-finalists (Pico!!)

Nadal d. Tsonga, 6-2 5-7 6-4 Tsonga put up a fight after a series of errors in the 1st set, but Rafa closed him out. (Photo: AP Photo) Having seen intermittent points of the match, before finally settling into the … Continue reading

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Funnies: Fed Announces He’ll Play an Exho Match in Colombia

Come December, Fed will play an exho match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Colombia.  Here is the official promotional video that was just released: I love how Fed has a “Hola amigos de Colombia, I-AM-AN-ALIEN-and-I-will-be-coming-t0-your-country” vibe in this video!  If I … Continue reading

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Dubai & Acapulco: DelPo Reaches 3rd Straight SF, Fer Makes a Surprise

Del Potro d. Tsonga, 7-6(1) 6-2 Heavy strapping on the shoulder. That’s DelPo’s second win over newly minted world no. 5 Tsonga, in the past two weeks.  DelPo’s H2H against Tsonga now stands at 5-1.  This feels similar to DelPo’s … Continue reading

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Dubai Quarterfinalists & a Fabio Fognini Interview

Yer Rotterdam Quarter-finalists: DelPo will play Tsonga for the 2nd time in as many weeks: When asked why DelPo is a tough match-up for him, Tsonga said “He’s huge! With his two meters, you know, he can push his arm … Continue reading

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Marseilles: DelPo d. Tsonga, Thru to Final

Overall, he showed great mental strength in saving BPs and SPs in a fun-filled match (although he did fluff a very easy BH on his 1st MP in the 2nd set tiebreak). But he’s into his 2nd final in as … Continue reading

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Australian Open: R4 Round-up

R4 Combativity Award: While Lleyton Hewitt gave a guns-blazing performance in his loss to Novak Djokovic, in what will likely be his last Oz Open, I’m giving R4’s combativity award to Kei Nishikori.  Mostly, I’m still unsettled by the Nalby-Isner … Continue reading

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