Federer vs Tsonga - WTF 2011 Final

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2011 champion is....?

  1. Fed in 2

    42.6%
  2. Fed in 3

    42.6%
  3. Tsonga in 2

    1.6%
  4. Tsonga in 3

    13.1%
  1. niff

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    Toss up for me! Let the best man win...

    The final is at 5.30pm GMT (19hrs from now). This will be the 8th meeting between these two in 2011!
     
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  2. Towser83

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    Interesting as this will be the 3rd Sunday in a row that these two have faced off
     
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    this is the 8th time the same guys will face each other in 2011. Is this the most for a pair this year?

    Anyway, just as always, going with Roger in 3 but Tsonga has a real shot at the title and I wouldn't be surprised to see him win.
     
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    Fed in 2.
    vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
     
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    Guys, did you not just see my thread? This match has already been predetermined.
     
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  6. Ico

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    Two of my favorites going at it again. I still think Fed will take it, likely in 2, but I certainly won't rule out an upset.
     
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    Federer in 2....but Tsonga winning would be quite nice too!
     
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  8. slice bh compliment

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    Can't wait. This is up there with the time Becker and Pete faced eachother in the ATP final like 15 yrs ago!

    I only wish this were 3 out of 5.
     
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  9. boojay

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    This will be Fed's toughest match. Tsonga is one of the few players (Berdych & Del Potro are others) who are capable of hitting Fed off the court and exceed his power. What makes it extra tricky is that Tsonga has already lost to Federer so he'll have a second crack at dethroning Roger.

    I say Federer will pull it out, but it's going to be quite the challenge.
     
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  10. rommil

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    Just make it a fun match, I'm good if Fed or Jo wins.
     
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    Oh man! My heart wants Jo-Wilfred, but I think Fed's going to take it in straights. Hoping for a tight 3-setter.
     
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    Between these two my heart is with Joooooooo but Fed is playing so well if I had to bet money it would be on Fed. Happy whoever wins but would love to see Jo pull it out.
     
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  14. jedd

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    Fed of course... in 2
     
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  15. Mike Sams

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    Tsonga may get it done this time. I think he's going to bring the heavy artillery. Federer may not even get a sniff on the Tsonga serve ala Wimbledon.
     
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  16. Mike Sams

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    Federer won't be able to bring the god-level game he brought against Nadal. Tsonga doesn't allow that kind of rhythm and he's far more aggressive and attacks and goes for huge serves. Federer will need to serve very well. Tsonga's been able to get into his opponent's service games very well lately. He's improved on that side and his speed is terrific.
     
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  17. bullfan

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    We'll see. Fed's beaten Tsonga in thier last 2 indoor meetings.
     
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  18. varsity8993

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    Will be an anti-climactic snoozer. Fed 6-4, 6-2.

    :)
     
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  19. Rock Strongo

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    Uuuugh if Federer wins this...

    Tsonga in 3
     
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  20. Tcbtennis

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    Federer is my favorite, but I so enjoy watching Tsonga play. I'm hoping for Fed to win in a well played, competitive match.
     
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  21. drakulie

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    Gotta go with Fed in two.
     
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    Tsonga will sneak out a win in 3.
     
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  23. AhmedD

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    I'm actually pretty worried this time, Tsonga already has a good read on Federer's game he knows what to do. Federer has to be playing some really good tennis to neutralize an in form Jo. If Tsonga serves at 70% plus he'll probably make it difficult for Federer. Same goes with Federer, who serves better and takes advantage of the second serves will be the winners. We're going to be seeing some very aggressive tennis. However, I think I'll still give Federer the edge, he's more experienced, he knows what he needs to do, and that's neutralize the power game of Jo via the slice and staying away from his forehand. If you really look at both these guys their strategy isn't that different when they face off, they try attack each others backhands, while trying to look for a forehand to do the major damage, and use the serve efficiently and approach the net often. I expect to see Tsonga approach a lot on his first serve since passing shots aren't exactly Federer's cup of tea anymore as opposed to 5 years ago, and neither is his return. One tactic I feel Federer should be employing is the slice backhand cross court, when he's doing it well and keeping the ball low, it's going to for Tsonga to for the safe shot and hit with more topspin, in this way the ball is going to be in Federer's hitting zone. He'll also have to Tsonga moving, keep him in the back of the court while he steps in with the initiative. Same goes for Tsonga, all about who is able to dictate the point effectively tomorrow and take advantage of his opportunities. I believe the serve is going to be the deciding factor as always, unless of course Federer comes out guns blazing and returning like a boss, then Jo is going to be in a world of hurt unless he's also got the A-game on.
     
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  24. slice bh compliment

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    ^Yes, Drak, this is a possibility I can really see. I think Tsonga will come out swinging. I love it. Roger will be bothered by JW's variety and lack of rhythm. He can play big, and he also can rally from the back. The surface really favors both guys.
    I just hope Jo is not overwhelmed by the occasion. But he is enough of an extrovert not to let that happen.

    I am for Roger's experience taking the first and 3rd sets again, though. He will need his defensive skills to slice and neutralize Jo, and of course his finishing skills will have to be on the mark.

    Allez! May we all be treated to excellent tennis!
     
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  25. grzegorzo

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    Sorry JT fans but I'm predicting Fed will win by K.O. Joe will hurt himself diving for one of Rogers passes.
     
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  26. DeShaun

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    I think Fed will sneak one out.

    Although, I feel that Tsonga is due, and clearly they've had a great rivalry this year.

    Roger is getting to be pretty good and reliable, however, at problem solving with an eye towards thinking his way around other players' games and strengths. He seems to have finally realized or accepted that he no longer can summon extra gears from within himself--when a match gets tight--as well as he formerly could and must, consequently, game-plan more effectively beforehand and take better care of whatever chances he may get during matches against certain, particularly dangerous opponents.

    So, if their match on Sunday be nip and tuck and it comes down to the wire, and it's late in the third, I'll go with Roger to use his noggin and think his way to victory rather than playing instinctively against such an athletic, fluid, and powerful player as Tsonga whom Roger cannot bedazzle with spectacular shot making because Tsonga has a bag full of his own spectacular shots that he can hit more powerfully than Roger. . .so, Roger won't allow the match to devolve into an "anything you can do, I can do better" affair because he has learned, it really has seemed as of late, that this is not going to be his passage to winning more titles but that way ahead is probably paved with Roger playing with way more guile and tactical forethought than he has had to employ throughout the vast majority of his career to date.
     
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  27. kanamit

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    Barring some freak occurrence, Federer will most certainly win this. The only times Tsonga has beat Fed on hardcourts were at Montreal/Toronto, tournaments that to be frank have surfaces that disadvantage Fed. Also, to be blunt, Federer doesn't really try his absolute best at that tourney and just uses it to get some matches under his belt. He then tries his best at Cincy in order to have momentum going into the Open. (Also, Cincy is the Real Slam.) People who have watched Federer's efforts at that time of year can easily recognize the pattern.
     
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  28. varsity8993

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    Playing for more icing on the cake vs. first signature career milestone.
     
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  29. kanamit

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    Federer has the chance to break another big record. I don't think that's "icing on the cake."
     
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    IMO that is indeed icing.... The 'cake' is when you win your first title, your first few slams/year end championships, even your first few 'records,' etc. Your nth, records, accolades, charity foundation.... all icing.
     
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  31. 1970CRBase

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    Well, pre tourny I chose Jo to win the whole thing. But then again, I always choose JW regardless.
     
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    If you guys mention icing or cake one more time, Nalbandian will magically show up.
     
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  33. Crazy man

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    I predicted Tsonga to win the tournament so I stick by that!
     
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  34. kanamit

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    Rommil FTW!
     
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  35. 1970CRBase

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    He and Bartoli could make a great couple.
     
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    But if they ever started a family the kids would starve
     
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    WOW! He even shook Murray's hand lol. He just brushed right by Tsonga and Jo looked really awkward and a bit sad... myabe he'd already shaken his hand just before and so didn't do it again. That's the only reason I can think, why would he just blank him?
     
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  40. Telepatic

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    Tsonga falls under pressure, Fed in 2 with 1 possible TB.
     
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  41. DragonBlaze

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    Yea that's what I think what happened as well since it's clear from interviews that Fed likes Tsonga. But the way the video is edited is just hilarious, Tsonga does look sad :lol:

    One of the people from MTF had this as a caption

    "Hi, hi, hi, not you, you beat me at Wimbledon, hi, hi." LMAO

    MTF is filled with trolls but man it can be entertaining :D
     
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  42. Xizel

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    The 5-setter God can wait for his turn next Slam. Fed in 2/3, either way, FED!!
     
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  43. GOAT BAAH!!!

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    Tsonga in two easy sets.

    6 1.
    6 0.
     
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    Fed in 3

    that's easy...
     
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    Federer will win the 1st and 3rd sets. That's my guess.
     
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    So whats the H2H on these 8 meetings.

    Shd be a good match.
     
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  48. 1970CRBase

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    After Tsonga, who will be looking Stronga, defeats Fed which will undoubtedly be in straight sets, he should embrace and kiss his vanquished opponent on both cheeks. Like the girls do.
     
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  49. PeterPanda

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    Tsonga has been looking good lately but Fed in 3. Fed wins first but losses second and wins third in tiebreak.
     
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    Tsonga is worth looking at. His head, features, shoulders, and torso have a size that attracts attention; their proportions to each other made an effect which in any male at any place would justify more than the term handsome - in his later years, he is likely to become to be known beyond his local world, the word "Roman" will be used in descriptions of him.

    His legs bore out the striking and agreeable proportions of his body; and his lightness on his feet, his erectness, his easy bearing, add to the impression of physical grace and virility. His suppleness, combined with his bigness of frame, and his large, wide-set rather glowing eyes, heavy black hair, and markedly bronze complexion give him some of the handsomeness of an Indian. His courtesy as he surrenders tennis advice to fellow players suggests genuine friendliness towards all mankind. His voice is noticeably resonant, masculine, warm. His pleasure in the attentions of the fashionistas reflect a consciousness about clothes unusual in an Parisian man. His manner, as he bestows a tip suggested generous good-nature, a wish to give pleasure, based on physical well-being and a sincere kindliness of heart.
     
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