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The battle of ultimate big time players at their very best of forms..
Who wins? And how?
Who wins? And how?
It was insane how he destroyed Nadal in straight sets. It was an amazing performance by Tsonga... He steamrolled everyone until he met Djokovic in the final. I would give the match to Tsonga over Wawrinka in the OP's scenario...... Just....Tsonga SF level wins in 4. Genuinely the highest level I have seen this century from a non-Big 3 player, tied with ‘05 Safin maybe.
Final is going to be a bit different and I trust Wawrinka a bit more mentally. The thing is that chipping returns back against THAT Tsonga is going to result in a Pete-esque beatdown session of volleying masterclass.
I would look at their RG matches in 2015 and 2012, Wawrinka does not have an easy time with big hitters especially ones with the volleys Tsonga has. I think it’s a toss up in the final.
Well 08 Tsonga was the only player to take a set from the 2nd most dominant Joker at the AO. He’d also be a bad matchup for Stan since Stan chips back most returns. With his skills at the net he’d put most of those passive returns away. 08 Tsonga’s all court brilliance would be what tips the scales.
Tsonga was 5-2 against Novak before 2011It's not as easy as it seems because the matchup with Djokovic comes into discussion, so it's hard to judge the pure level.Maybe Tsonga 2008 reached a higher level, but Stan enjoys a favorable matchup with Djokovic in BO5, at least to a certain extent, so that might have made him look better than he actually was, even though he played some very good tennis anyway
Would have been fairly routine assuming it's a QF/SF with Fed taking it seriously, maybe a TB steal for Tsonga.
He was unseeded and defeated top ten in first round, you can say same about Safin loosing set to unseeded players and having tight third round and fourth round matches.Please, the guy who got bageled by fetus Murray in the first round is supposed to trouble the peakest of peak Feds? ROFL
He was unseeded and defeated top ten in first round, you can say same about Safin loosing set to unseeded players and having tight third round and fourth round matches.
When people talk about Safin AO 05 form they talk about AO semi.
So fair comparison should be AO semi Safin vs AO semi Tsonga
See my answer was in reply to other poster about dropping set.Not just the SF, he was brilliant against Hrbaty in the QF and against Hewitt after the first set in the final. He struggled against Rochus but the latter was playing great tennis.