Wimbledon 2014 R16: Novak Djokovic [1] vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga [14]

Who wins?


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veroniquem

Bionic Poster
I hope so but this is going to be tough. Tsonga will be fresh too. They have the whole week-end to recover. Cracker of a match for sure. Worthy of a quarter. Djoko's shoulder had better be 100%.
 

Chico

Banned
I would wait until Novak injury could be assessed properly.
Will he be able to play at all?

Good thing he has one extra day to recover. Middle Sunday is not all bad after all ;) Although it will help Tsonga too.
 
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aldeayeah

Legend
H2H Djokovic 12-5 Tsonga

Last time Tsonga beat Djokovic: 2010 AO

Two meetings in grass:

Olympics 2012 QF Djokovic d. Tsonga 61 75
Wimbledon 2011 SF Djokovic d. Tsonga 76 62 67 63
 

ACE of Hearts

Bionic Poster
I will be shocked if tsonga played like a clown twice against joker.He was pathetic at the french open.I expect a good match
 

Noleberic123

G.O.A.T.
I would wait until Novak injury could be accessed properly.
Will he be able to play at all?

Good thing he has one extra day to recover. Middle Sunday is not all bad after all ;) Although it will help Tsonga too.
chico, don't worry I don't think its serious. He should be fine to destroy Tsonga come Monday.
 

Graf=GOAT

Professional
Tsonga should be fresh after a couple of days off, but I can't see him beating Djokovic here.

If he serves lights out, he can steal a tie break.

Djokovic in 4.
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
Just saw the fall, Djokovic looked like he was in a lot of pain. I think he'll be ok though.
 

Bukmeikara

Legend
Tsonga is just so bad since the start of the year(considering his standart), I dont see how he can trouble Djokovic unless he somehow have sex with his teenage celebrity crush which could inspire him :)
 

swordtennis

G.O.A.T.
The fall was horrifying. I thought he destroyed his other shoulder and his career. This Stronga match is scary. Joe is playing much better than at the French.
Also Novak just does not have it right now and is searching that is why he is directing the ball and looping more right now. That Step match was a tough match. Glad he got out in 3 today.
If his shoulder is ok he should take this in 4 or 5. I am rooting for him but things are looking shaky.
 

Vensai

Professional
Novak Djokovic should win comfortably. Tsonga has mental issues with him I think. During Roland Garros Tsonga felt that Novak had ruined his career.
 

firepanda

Professional
Djokovic is the better player and Tsonga hasn't seen good form for a long time, although he's always a threat. I expect this to be three sets, since Nole usually doesn't struggle in the early rounds.
 

Fiji

Legend
According to Sally Kirkman, Tsonga has brilliant progressions and this match will be tough, tough, tough for Djokovic. Some other astrologer she knows is predicting Tsonga to win Wimbledon this year. MOTWYW.
 
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swordtennis

G.O.A.T.
If she is she is. Djokovic might not ever win another major. I am fine with that. It is sad but I also do not want him epoed hghed test-ed out balless and hairless with cancer in his older age. Like to see him happy and healthy when he is in the circle of champions when he is older.
Stronga is tough and I do not think he is that shot.
 

swordtennis

G.O.A.T.
Step is a Master and always gets up for Novak. As most everyone does. LOL sigh. Huge Serbian Czech rivalry there. Step is far from shot on grass. Have you ever seen these tow go at it during Davis cup? if Novak got motivated like he does in davis cup he would be sitting on 8 majors now.
 

Maximagq

Banned
swordtennis, I thought you were a legit Djokovic fan. You cannot be serious if you think Djokovic would struggle with Tsonga. Tsonga has been playing terrible tennis this year.
 

swordtennis

G.O.A.T.
swordtennis, I thought you were a legit Djokovic fan. You cannot be serious if you think Djokovic would struggle with Tsonga. Tsonga has been playing terrible tennis this year.
Yet Stronga is in the 4th round.
I am objective and never take an opponent lightly. I voted Novak in 4. As I said if Djokovic works his way into form and is confident stepping up into the court my tone will change. We have put up emotional walls to protect ourselves from emotional pain.

I am seeing defensive loopy forehands. The forehand is the gage to ascertain just how well Novak is playing.
 

Noleberic123

G.O.A.T.
Yet Stronga is in the 4th round.
I am objective and never take an opponent lightly. I voted Novak in 4. As I said if Djokovic works his way into form and is confident stepping up into the court my tone will change. We have put up emotional walls to protect ourselves from emotional pain.

I am seeing defensive loopy forehands. The forehand is the gage to ascertain just how well Novak is playing.
being a nole fan is really tough ;(
 

swordtennis

G.O.A.T.
being a nole fan is really tough ;(
You can say that again. He faced Nadal way too many times on Nadal's fav courts and on his terms. Just never had the upper hand since 2012 at the majors. Fedal get the breaks. It blows. I sometimes think it might do him good to take 6-12 month off and recharge.
 

Noleberic123

G.O.A.T.
You can say that again. He faced Nadal way too many times on Nadal's fav courts and on his terms. Just never had the upper hand since 2012 at the majors. Fedal get the breaks. It blows. I sometimes think it might do him good to take 6-12 month off and recharge.
I don't think so, he is too old now and I don't think that would do him good. It aint winning him slams
 

Noleberic123

G.O.A.T.
Try being a Federer fan throughout 2004-2007 clay season, so many runner ups :cry::lol:
Seriously? who cares about the clay season when you won 3 slams in 2004, 2 slams in 2005, 3 slams in 2006 and 3 slams in 2007. You should not be complaining. Try being a djokovic fan from 2012 AO-present where he has only won 1 slam in that period.
 
Tsonga is very dangerous, yet I think Djokovic wins this match in 4 sets. If Djokovic is off considerably, this could go five sets or Tsonga could pull off the upset if he's playing lights out.
 
how would you rate djokovics game so far?
Noleberic123, I think he's playing well. He's very solid. Yet, he seems a little reserved and possibly not quite so confident as he was in 2011-2013. Those big losses at majors since his AO title have allowed Nadal, Murray, and Federer to have belief that they can take him out in latter stages at majors. I think he's still trying to find his A game personally. I think he may very well pick it up in the second week as his opponents get better, yet can he finish strong and raise his level with each match, ultimately winning the whole tournament? I think it'll be a tall order, yet if he keeps making finals at majors, he's going to be holding championship trophies again on the biggest stages. He is still not as good a mover at Wimbledon as Federer, Nadal, or Murray, yet his game could get him another Wimbledon title. That would be a huge accomplishment for him, especially given his struggles. There's nothing like a Wimbledon title for a pro player!
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Seriously? who cares about the clay season when you won 3 slams in 2004, 2 slams in 2005, 3 slams in 2006 and 3 slams in 2007. You should not be complaining. Try being a djokovic fan from 2012 AO-present where he has only won 1 slam in that period.
:lol:...sigh.... sarcasm.
 

mistik

Hall of Fame
Tsonga cant beat Djokovis it is as simple as that.He has some weapons but he is way in and out as a player.He also looked like total clown in RG against Djokovic.
 
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