Thanks Jo/Rodge...

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  1. eliars

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    ... for arguably giving us the best match this AO.

    Tsonga was hitting winners from everywhere, Fed was coming up with some shots as well. The close moments. The match points saved. HUGE credit to both of them. Commiserations to Jo, he played a great match and he could just as well have taken this one, had it not been down to a poor service game in the 5th. Boats well for his 2013 season. Fed now takes on Murray. Surely this win will give him some confidence?
     
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  2. Dagobah

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    Yes, I'm more than satisfied with the results.
     
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  3. axel89

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    nope fed will lose in 3 will be hilarious that all the *******s will complain about murray getting a joke draw look at wimby 12 compared to murray's lol
     
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  4. jwjh

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    no, best match is Wawa/Nole.
     
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  5. Nathaniel_Near

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    It was the best match of the tournament and a match with plenty of dynamism and variety. I must thank both Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga for providing the most brilliant tennis match of the tournament so far.The shot-making was to die for and the quality at times was almost unreal. Major kudos must be granted to the creators of this the finest match.
     
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  6. joeri888

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    Yeah, it was a great match. Different from Stan/Novak but I think it's a matter of taste which you like better.
     
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  7. joeri888

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    I'd rather face Davydenko than a qualifying wildcard from northern ireland on grass.

    Anyway, Murray had a tough draw, but I think for Murray AND for Fed, what really matters is their draw from the SF. That one was tough for Rog at Wimbledon and is tough for both at the AO.
     
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  8. Beryl

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    It was a good match. Prefer Stan-Nole, but this one was good too.
     
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  9. kishnabe

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    2nd best match of AO so far. 1st being Wawrinka Tsonga.
     
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  10. The Bawss

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    I hope Jo can galleon his way to the top in Gstaad, canoe all the way in Casablanca, barge his way through in Barcelona, sail through the draw in San Jose, kayak past his opponents in Kuala Lumpur.

    Ok, I'll stop here, you guys catch my.......drift.
     
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  11. Warmaster

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    In terms of sheer unexpected drama, Djokovic-Wawrinka was a better match, but Fed-Tsonga was more enjoyable for me because both players were aggressive.
     
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  12. Nathaniel_Near

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    Relax folks, ...
    Not quite, could you make it a little clearer for us!?
     
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  13. eliars

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    High hive on the analogy. Thumbs down on the Mickey mouse tournaments you included.
     
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    Not a great match. Fed played a little better than average and Jo Willy coughed it up as expected. JW fell apart when it mattered most (beginning of the 5th set). Who cares how valiently he played...from behind...when he had nothing to lose. He can't close out against the big boys on a major stage. Once again, the cream has risen to the top.
     
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  15. Duncan Bell

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    Both this and the Nole/Stan match were total tennis treats.

    Think the semi finals might dish up a few more.

    Allez.
     
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  16. martini1

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    Good match, but the 5th set is not dramatic enough. You need a fifth set going beyond 7-7 be nail biter.
     
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  17. underground

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    It was a good match from both. And I'm glad to see some positive attitude from Tsonga at the end as well.
     
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  18. TheMusicLover

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    Very entertaining match from two artistic shotmakers, one of them playing decent and solid, the other one perhaps near to his best ability.
    A treat to all true tennis fans.

    However, if not for the eventual outcome of the match, I'd have rated the Wawrinka - Djoko match just a bit higher.
     
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  19. sbengte

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    Agree, for the sheer drama, Stan-Nole pips this one. Too bad Tsonga was in Fed's quarter. He would have probably made the semis in another quarter.
     
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  20. Day Tripper

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    This is how tennis should be played. Well done to both players.
    I am not even going to bother watching Ferrer Djokovic. I would rather watch Federer or Tsonga practice than endure these two tennis ball machines.
     
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    It's not easy trying to find kinds of boats which rhyme with cities in which ATP events are played. Off the top of my head too.
     
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  22. Defcon

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    This was proper tennis, not constant grinding and waiting for errors like Djoker (and what we'll see soon from Murray).

    Nice to see players trying to win a point for a change.
     
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  23. Relinquis

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  24. eliars

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    I got to hand it to you. Even though you were putting Tsonga down by pointing out those tournaments and placing them next to Tsonga's name, I admire
    your grasp of handling the words, the way you did. It takes fingerspitzengef├╝hl to come up with a fistful of associations that rhymes and that are cohesive.
    For that I won't hold anything against you and instead of thumbing you down I will pat you on the back and high five you with the other hand now that we have touched upon this subject.

    With my bare hands.
     
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  25. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Federer/Tsonga for the best overall quality of the match.

    Djokovic/Wawrinka for WTF-moments and television drama.
     
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  26. Carsomyr

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    It was a great match. Don't know if it was better than Djokokiv-Wawrinka, but it was very entertaining to see two players who are similarly aggressive go at it in a match that littered up the stat sheet.
     
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  27. Netspirit

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    Wawrinka vs. Djokovic was better, much better.
     
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  28. db379

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    Yes I agree, highest quality throughout the match was Tsonga-Fed, no question. The Djoker-Waw match was very good but had highs and lows.
     
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  29. Netspirit

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    What do you guys mean by quality? Fed's forehand errors, abysmal first serve percentages, number of double faults and wasted breakpoint opportunities?

    It was a very close struggle between 2 shotmakers on a slow court. I did not notice any remarkable quality that people are bringing up here. If anything, Wawrinka vs. Djokovic, the "shotmaker vs. retriever" clash of contrasting styles was more exciting to watch.
     
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  30. Seventeen

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    When I realised what you were doing I got that sinking feeling.
     
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  31. Relinquis

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    The WTF awards have to go to Almagro's performance against Ferrer I'm afraid. Seriously, did that really happen?
     
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  32. Elite

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    QFT.

    However, it was a brilliant match.
     
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  33. slice bh compliment

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    High hive, yes indeed.
    The powers that BEE could not do much about his smaller tournaments, though, even though some of those cities are still BUZZworthy. I suppose that's just how the sweet nectar of alliteration works.
    Without common letters, his examples might've lacked sting.
    Well that WASp just enough. I hope it did not make anyone hornet.
     
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