No escape this time

Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships [CR12] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) continues to enjoy being entangled in unnecessary lengthy court battles; this time, there would be no escape. In this match against [CR142] Michal Przysiezny (POL), who has never won a singles title, Tsonga was playing from behind most of the match .  There is no reason that…

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No title defense

Moselle Open, France [11] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) was knocked out of contention for his title defense by [45] David Goffin (BEL), 1-6, 7-6(5), 7-5. Tsonga looked in control of the match, taking the first set easily.  Goffin was not deterred and has become an unexpected obstacle for many players recently.  He is a fighter who moves very freely…

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Hoping to defend his Moselle Open Title

Moselle Open, France [CR11] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) began his campaign to retain his Moselle Open title and his opponent was [CR66] Gilles Muller (LUX). On paper it should have been an easy victory for Tsonga; however, Muller has the game that can give opponents trouble when he is on.  He has a good serve, which is aided…

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As flat as a pancake

Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati That was how Tsonga came out today against [CR25] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS).  Thus, it was no surprise that he lost 1-6, 4-6. Despite the 50% probability of winning based on their past history, [CR 10] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) just was not in the moment.  He did show some interest when Youzhny…

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