Federer vs Tsonga - 2013 AO quarter-finals

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Federer vs Tsonga - 2013 AO

  1. Federer in 3

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  2. Federer in 4

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  3. Federer in 5

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  4. Tsonga in 3

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  5. Tsonga in 4

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  6. Tsonga in 5

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  1. tennis_pro

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    Haven't seen a lot of Tsonga so don't know about him but Federer has been in great form so far. If he plays anything close to what he has in the first 4 rounds, he wins in straights.
     
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  2. kishnabe

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    Federer in 4!.....
     
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  3. Terenigma

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    Tsonga has looked pretty good so far imo, he was very out of form the end of the last year but from what iv seen this year, he's playing well.

    I expect him to deff get a set, maybe even 2 depending on how well federer is playing. Im gonna say federer in 5.
     
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  4. smoledman

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    Federer in 3, 4 if Tsonga really brings his A-game.
     
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  5. forzamilan90

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    Tsonga will obliterate Federer, just you watch..channeling my inner Clarky
     
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    I have not watched Tsonga either but I am going for Federer in straights based on what I have seen of Federer so far.
     
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    Grandpa Dimitrov in 3.
     
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  8. Prisoner of Birth

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    I was more worried about the Raonic match. I'm going with Federer in 3 for this one.
     
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  9. RF-17-GOAT

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    Federer in 4.
     
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  10. Feather

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    Roger Federer in three
     
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    Tsonga has beaten Djokovic, Murray and Nadal in AO. This is something that worries me..
     
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  12. FedererDropShot

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    I'm going with Roger in 4.

    But we'll see.
     
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  13. Sentinel

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    Fred in 3, at most 4. But easy.

    Lol, hope my inner clarky never surfaces ;)

    (not that there's anything wrong with her :) )
     
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  14. RajFederer

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    Federer in 3 for ure..

    unless and until hez in bad form.. in which case.. he might lose the 3rd set !!
     
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    Being a massive Tsonga fan, I'm staying positive. Jo-dubz in 4.

    Then again, a Fed v Murray match would be tasty.
     
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  16. Hawkeye7

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    Fed in 3, he's playing too well for Tsonga. Maybe one tie-break.
     
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  17. kalyan4fedever

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    fed in 5 ,seein an upset though, tsonga definitely a threat he did before in slams
     
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  18. Rocky89

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    Fed will cruise into the semifinals.

    But what do I know...I've been wrong with all my predictions so far.
     
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  19. Steve0904

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    Clarky wouldn't say that. Veroniquem would say that. Clarky's more likely to say the opposite.

    She's more likely to say "Federer will obliterate Tsonga, but it won't matter since nobody will beat the classless ugly Eeyore/Cvac/Ape anyway, and he won't be tired for his next match because he will call on Dr. Igor and his pod, just you watch. Berdych won't know what hit him."

    /end Clarky impersonation.

    Anyway, Federer in 3. His true tests will be Murray and Djokovic I think.
     
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  20. Steve0904

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    Stop jinxing Rocky :twisted:
     
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  21. Rocky89

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    Oh man...I should really stop making predictions ey
     
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  22. Rock Strongo

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    Go go Tsonga!
     
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    Tsonga to flirt with a win but ultimately choke, fed in five
     
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    Federer is in good form. I think he'll get the win in 4. Having said that I haven't seen Tsonga so far.
     
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  25. axel89

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    you guys @_@ tsonga's a game is when he played nadal AO 2008 if he brings that it will be straights
     
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  26. zam88

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    I'm really concerned here.

    I dont' like it when Federer looks TOO good early.

    He can have his "off day" early and still beat guys in rounds 1-3.


    But in the last several tournaments when he's been lights out early, he has his off day in the QF or SF matches and donks out.


    I just don't think we can see GOATerer for 7 straight matches anymore.. which is why i'd love to see him have a horrible day early against someone he can beat with his "C" or "D" game.


    He can't beat Tsonga with his "C" game, and with his "B" game it will be a very tough match.

    I'm taking Federer, but I'm nervous.

    Tsonga losing the 15 lbs. in the short "off-season" makes me wonder if he went ""gluten free"" or something weird and is going to bring his '10 Wimbledon game.
     
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  27. Gonzo_style

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    ******* didn't drop a set so far and most of you think that he will destroy Tsonga in 3! Must be doping...
     
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    Federer in 3.
     
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  30. zagor

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    That's weak stuff.

    Channeling Clarky you should say that Jo will put Fed out of his misery because Fed is useless, has no BH, is weak mentally, is in massive decline and should retire by the end of the year because he ain't making another slam final and is only still playing because he's greedy.

    Also Cvac is unbeatable thanks to Dr. Igor and will cruise to the title destroying everyone on the way despite his marathon with Stan.
     
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  31. forzamilan90

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    Damn...that's some good form on that post. Good form.
     
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  32. Steve0904

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    I said she'd say the opposite, but if you were going to make a Clarky case for Tsonga, you've done a good job here, although she'll probably say you did a horrendous job channeling her anyway.
     
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  33. slice bh compliment

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    iLaughing at the nickname. Nicely done.

    Well, I'm with you if RF is moving as well as he has for the past few matches.
    Jo's serve is large, but if RF is reading it well, he will break enough to win in 3 or 4 sets.

    But, there's always the memory of the haunting losses to Jo at the Canadian Open and at Wimbledon. Jo showed a lot of resolve AND physicality in those, even though Rog started well in both.

    I wish this were a final or a semi. I am rooting for Roger but I understand this could go either way.

    Then Muzz or MC Char-D in the semi. Tough week ahead for either man.
     
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  34. muyago

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    of course federer and in 3 sets....
     
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  35. Steve0904

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    It could go either way, but Fed's a solid favourite. I think the court is still too slow for Tsonga to do major damage, especially at night which is when I think the match will be. Fed knows he's lost to Tsonga, but he also knows he's beaten him more than vice versa. If he's in form Federer wins in 3 I think. He destroyed Tsonga when they played here in 2010, and I think since he's rung off a bunch of wins since his loss to Tsonga at Wimbledon, including the USO he should be fine. Max this goes is 4 sets IMO.
     
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  36. slice bh compliment

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    I like it. Allez, Steve!
     
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  37. TheF1Bob

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    Tsonga to win so the Fedards can throw themselves off a ledge. 8)
     
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  38. tennis_pro

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    Man you fail at logic so much it's not even funny. What is there to suggest that Federer is going to struggle against Tsonga if he won all of his matches in straight sets (and against decent opponents)? It's called analogy as there's a visible pattern. Whereas with Djokovic he won his first 2 matches rather comfortably, then barely won against Wawrinka in 5 hours yet everyone still predicts him to beat an in-form Berdych in straight sets which is hilarious given how a normal human being organism would react after such exertion.

    No matter how you look at it, a casual viewer if asked which player he thinks takes PEDS - Federer or Djokovic would pick Djokovic 99,9% of the time (with the exception of Bob, yourself, 5555 and Djokovic's mother).
     
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  39. tennis_pro

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    Federer with his B game destroys Tsonga.
     
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  40. Clarky21

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    Pretty good considering it's the truth.

    Fed played great last night and is moving really well. Not sure I understand why Fed fans are worried.
     
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  41. Relinquis

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    I can't see Tsonga threatening Federer, it would be different if Tsonga was playing a grinder; if he is lucky he will be able to break him once, only to be broken himself. I vote Fed in 3.
     
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  42. Gonzo_style

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    Please, yesterday you started thread Djokovic-Berdych QF, and you said if Djokovic wins, then he definitely using PEDS. I have nothing more to say...
     
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  43. Duncan Bell

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    Also Nadal will never play tennis again.
     
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    I said if he wins EASILY then hes not clean. A normal human being would feel exhausted 2 days after spending 5 hours on court.
     
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  45. Gonzo_style

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    Average human being, who is drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes would feel exhausted, but not a professional athlete.
     
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    I don't see anyone else survive such long matches without feeling it the next day or so soon afterwards. Even Nadal is exhausted after long matches:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbTDNCE1ORA#t=19m05s
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzUuDTS854c

    But not Djokovic. And the funniest part is that he had "breating problems" like 2-3 years ago. They "magically" dissapeared in a matter of weeks.
     
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  47. Gonzo_style

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    Nadal didn't have two days of rest in those matches you mentioned. AO 2009 final would be a logical choice , but you forgot to mention it.
     
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  48. tennis_pro

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    He looked a bit drained in the final against Federer but his serve was at his peak and his backhand performed brilliantly therefore he didn't have to run left and right all day in order to win, also Federer handed him the match in the end which helped. Besides, his 5-hour match against Verdasco wasn't a complete grindfest, Verdasco still managed to score like 100 winners which wasn't the case in the Djokovic-Nadal 2012 AO match which resulted in tons of unforced errors.

    At the 2012 AO Djokovic spent 5 hours in a grindfest against Murray, 6 hours in the final in a 2nd consecutive grindfest and he still looked fresher than Nadal at the end of that match. ARE YOU KIDDING ME.
     
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  49. Gonzo_style

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    OK, believe in what you want, I don't care. But it's hypocritical to say that about Djokovic-Berdych QF, and when I'm joking about ******* and PEDS, you're insulting me.
     
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  50. corners

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    Tsonga is playing very well - peak level at times last week. But he's also drifting out of concentration at times too. If he does that against Fed it could be a quick one. But the big thing I've noticed is that Tsonga is coming out hot in the first set at this tournament while usually it's the opposite. First set, as always, will be the key. Fed in 4. (He's been starting hot too.)
     
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