Federer out, Murray in

PHUKET: “I was just perfect today. I served just unbelievably.”

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga doesn’t hold back on describing his performance against six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in Wednesday’s quarter-final at the All England Lawn Tennis tournament.

True, it was a fantastic performance, but certainly not perfect. Federer had gone two sets up before the big serving French player clawed his way back to win.

Tsonga recorded the fastest serve of the match at 135mph, but only hit one ace more than his Swiss opponent, 18 – 17 respectively.

Federer landed 77% of his first serves, while Tsonga managed a paltry 70%.

His unbelievable service game cost him four double-faults, whereas Federer gave away only one.

Tsonga’s perfect performance drew 22 unforced errors, but Federer could manage only 11.

Credit where credit is due, and to come back against the machine Federer is worth a trophy in itself. However, describing a 3-6 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 6-4 6-4 victory as perfect and a service game that was inferior to his opponents as unbelievable – Tsonga may be better advised to curb his enthusiasm.

Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic also made it through to the last four.

The semi-final draw reads: Nadal v Murray and Tsonga v Djokovic

— Neil Quail

Phuket News

Thaiger Talk

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Check Also
Close