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Jo Wilfried Tsonga makes Roger Federer look ungainly in thrilling comeback

Let’s ask the question: Did Roger Federer lose or did Jo-Wilfried Tsonga win?

It was, perhaps, a bit of both.

For the first two sets, it seemed as though it was to be yet another cakewalk for the Swiss. The motions were smooth; the serve was chugging along like a Rolls Royce. The Frenchman was sleepwalking his way out of the tournament.

Then suddenly, something changed. It was, as though, the Ali-lookalike realised that this was his best chance—his only one. He had nothing to lose, so why not go at it full-tilt like the gladiator he is?

The first break of Roger’s sublime service fuelled this belief. That, maybe, there was something to be gainsaid from it all.

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Tennis Bytes:From Melbourne Park Results To Predicting Winners … and Losers

Novak Djokovic At The 2006 U.S. Open

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Spoilsport Novak

Novak Djokovic played spoilsport at the 2011 Australian Open annexing his second major after a dry spell of three years.

Sportswriters were forced to scramble to change the headlines they had imagined citing either a Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer triumph. They had to reinvent their catch-phrases.(Damn you, Djokovic!)

The Serb’s victory was welcomed as the emergence of the Third Force.

The fallout was swift. In a rush to hail the rise of the young brigade, ‘tennis pundits’ were quick to pronounce death sentence on the Federer- Nadal rivalry.

It may soon be a case of the doomsayers having to eat their words all over again.

However, they are not totally wrong.

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Alexandr Dolgopolov’s unpredicted run ends predictably: Andy Murray triumphs in four sets

Andy Murray against Roger Federer at the 2008 ...

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So, who is Alexandr Dolgopolov?


Why did I not know or hear of him?

He’s Ukrainian, you don’t say? Ukrainians play tennis, you say?

Aren’t Ukrainians Russian? They speak the language, don’t they?

But talk to me again about this chap.

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