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shadows
05-27-2009, 02:26 AM
This brought a smile to my face yesterday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEQHX66zX38

Perfect way to close out a set, the overhead itself was (almost) Sampras-like

BorisBeckerFan
05-27-2009, 02:36 AM
I think it is Sampras like not almost Sampras like.

Gorecki
05-27-2009, 03:26 AM
every day i grow more and more fan of this guy!...

he remind's me so much of the blend of styles that were the 90's generations...


ps: wait for the Raftards to comence the bashing...

All-rounder
05-27-2009, 03:26 AM
he got the hangtime but lacked the power

Rhino
05-27-2009, 04:11 AM
I think it is Sampras like not almost Sampras like.

I think that smash was actually higher than a Sampras smash

Cesc Fabregas
05-27-2009, 04:14 AM
Pete Tsonga lol.

Halba
05-27-2009, 04:15 AM
they are similar

big serve, big overheads, big forehands, big guys.

sh@de
05-27-2009, 04:30 AM
Wow, impressive :D.

Solomon
05-27-2009, 04:50 AM
He's got some good ups.

OddJack
05-27-2009, 05:19 AM
what a guerrilla

el sergento
05-27-2009, 08:17 AM
what a guerrilla

WTF, did you just call him a "freedom fighter" or refer to him as some primate?? I hope you didn't just call him a monkey!

dParis
05-27-2009, 08:24 AM
what a guerrilla

WTF, did you just call him a "freedom fighter" or refer to him as some primate?? I hope you didn't just call him a monkey!
Freedom fighter?

Monkey?

Had you not quoted OJ, I'd think you were reading an entirely different post from, perhaps, and entirely different forum.

RoddickAce
05-27-2009, 08:25 AM
he got the hangtime but lacked the power

I think that smash was actually higher than a Sampras smash

Yeah I agree with both of you. It was higher but didn't have as much power.

tacou
05-27-2009, 06:07 PM
he actually hit a better one a game or so earlier in the match

ReturnWinner
05-27-2009, 06:17 PM
pretty good, btw Murray tried one against Chela in the first round but he missed it pretty bad.

S H O W S T O P P E R !
05-27-2009, 07:43 PM
"this! Is! Tsongaaaaa!"

IvanAndreevich
05-27-2009, 07:46 PM
Tsonga could have probably been a great volleyball player too. Nice vertical for something he doesn't train.

redfred
05-27-2009, 07:52 PM
That Smash Was Freakin Ridiculous.i Dont Care What Anyone Says.

Jchurch
05-27-2009, 07:55 PM
Awesome smash! Amazing how high he got.

NotSoSuper
05-27-2009, 07:57 PM
I tried that the other day.

Completely whiffed the ball and almost fell down :):)

Serendipitous
05-27-2009, 08:06 PM
Now that's what I call leg strength!

tikkimonkey
05-27-2009, 08:09 PM
imo sampras used to hit it flat down and tsonga put spin on it..
still awesome though

Toxicmilk
05-27-2009, 08:16 PM
Yeah I agree with both of you. It was higher but didn't have as much power.

I think the shot he did was more for looks than for power, in any case.
Also, he was positioned...well, the way he was, generating power isnt the easiest thing to do. He was almost facing sideways

norbac
05-27-2009, 09:12 PM
He probably ate a pineapple before that one.

Feņa14
05-27-2009, 10:21 PM
pretty good, btw Murray tried one against Chela in the first round but he missed it pretty bad.

He missed one? I saw him make one which was even better than the Tsonga one.

He took off and absolutely flew towards the net.

shadows
05-28-2009, 01:18 AM
imo sampras used to hit it flat down and tsonga put spin on it..
still awesome though

I personally think that was probably a result of how high he took the ball, he's taking it pretty much at full stretch and has to slice it to get the angle.

He missed one? I saw him make one which was even better than the Tsonga one.

He took off and absolutely flew towards the net.

Murray?

he hit a vicious one, though I don't think it was as impressive in terms of athleticism, it was a simpler put away, though I'll agree he did it with much aplomb ^^

thejoe
05-28-2009, 02:35 AM
The Murray one was nowhere near as impressive as the Tsonga one.

Cesc Fabregas
05-28-2009, 02:49 AM
The Murray one was nowhere near as impressive as the Tsonga one.

Agreed. Murray barely got off the ground.