tsonga is my bet for being the first man to beat nadal at the french open, could be this year, could be next, i don't know when. but watching him on clay recently has made me think hes got a perfect game for beating nadal. he's got power - big serve, big forehand, and i think had backhand is good aswell - from what ive seen from it. the clay has been somewhat fast this year at roland garros and could get quick points from his serve and his first strike play (1 - 2 punch). fit - obviously, you have to have good endurance to beat nadal on clay - and tsongaa is very fit - built like muhammed ali. if he got into a 5th setter, then he wouldn't lose from exaustion. he can play at the net - when nadal does get back big shots - tsonga is able to come to the net, he has great hands - good drop volley, just a good volleyer in general, especially for someone who hits it as hard as he can. if he also plays percentages a little better aswell. sometimes he hits it a little too hard for what the situation calls for, if he tones down his power - and still making his shots effective - then the errors won't be as much. The problem with so many power players is that nadal makes them hit 20 hard shots to win one point - and eventually the opponent will miss. well, what do you think??? can tsonga challenge nadal at the french open?