Props to Tsonga

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  1. OrangePower

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    In the match vs Harrison, in the TB, Tsonga made a shot on a short ball / dropshot... Harrison thought it was a double bounce and made no play on the ball, but the umpire called the ball up and awarded the point to Tsonga. But Tsonga conceded that the ball hit the ground (actually it looks like it hit the ground immediately after Tsonga hit it, rather than double bounce). Props to Tsonga for honesty. He could have kept quiet and taken the point - many players would have done that especially in a TB.
     
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  2. cknobman

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    Nice to see some integrity out there on court.

    +1 for Tsonga
     
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    Glad to hear there are honest people left in the world.
     
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  4. Captivate

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    Some guy in my last college match hit the ball back after 2 bounces, called it 1 bounce, and claimed the point.
     
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  5. rufus_smith

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    Nice, but looks like Tsonga gave a freebee. In yet another of my excellent conributions to the TT forum here it is. You can see for yourself:

    http://youtu.be/tWzSa9rY-1A?t=6m21s
     
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  6. OldFedIsOld

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    I was really expecting a "You cannot be serious!!!!"
     
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  7. Bud

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    Harrison should stop acting like such a baby. His reaction was over the top, insisting it was two bounces. Tsonga got that on the first bounce, so he was completely incorrect.
     
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    By the video, looks like he was actually dishonest in conceding the point.
     
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  9. Clay lover

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    Don't know why so many of the americans are such crybabies

    Tsonga was classy but it gives them license.
     
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  10. OrangePower

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    Actually in the slow-motion replay I saw on TV it looked like Tsonga got to it before the second bounce but then it went off the side of his frame right into the ground and then from there bounced into Harrison's court. At least that's how it looked to me and Tsonga must have thought the same thing.

    Agreed that Harrison's reaction was over the top, but that was great sportmanship from Tsonga. I really appreciate players with integrity.
     
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    Typical brat-like behaviour from Harrison. It was quite clearly up and how either player would be able to judge better than the umpire is a mystery.
     
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    Ah Tsonga... this is why Nadatards hate you...
     
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  14. 813wilson

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    Come on, now. Let's not paint with a brush that wide. One of those crybabies, I'm assuming is Roddick, has done the same - more than once.

    On balance no more tears than others.....
     
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