View Full Version : Tsonga/Ancic and the Yonex

11-02-2004, 04:54 AM
Thought Tsonga looked the business last night.Doesn't have a pretty game but its extremely solid and effective.BIG serve short backswings on his powerful groundies,nice volleys and v quick -also showed no nerves.I predict big things for this kid within 12-18 months as long as he keeps himself in shapeas hes going to be a big guy when he fills out -Becker springs to mind.
Also did anyone see Ancic's racket snap off at the handle when he went to volley,I know he chucked it but even so pretty funny!

11-02-2004, 12:59 PM
Very very raw. The question is how long it will take him to refine his game. He could make waves very fast.. or just be another who will be a journeyman pro in the top 30-50. Kinda like Mardy Fish.

11-03-2004, 12:49 AM
I saw Tsonga play as a Junior (not long ago), and both your views of him seem quite accurate. He is big and strong... and raw - and he does bring thoughts of Becker.

Personally, I liked the game of his friend and countryman (and frequent doubles partner in Juniors) Mathieu Montcourt better. Montcourt's game relies less on power - he plays a good all-court game, and never, ever quits on a ball. Great attitude. Hopefully, the two of them will be top ten in three or four years or so.

Moose Malloy
01-25-2008, 03:26 PM
^how is montcourt doing these days?

01-25-2008, 09:06 PM
^how is montcourt doing these days?
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2008-01-09/200801091199845620046.html (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2008-01-09/200801091199845620046.html)

01-26-2008, 12:58 AM
Raw power, and the finest of touch. Getting to the final of a GS. Thats is a lot more than many pro players can say about their whole career.

01-26-2008, 02:48 AM
Yeah I agree, he's a raw talent but with a bit of fine tuning he will be great. Possibly a future no.1