Sunday, February 22, 2009

French Hope

FRANCE TENNIS OPEN 13
AP

France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga holds his trophy after defeating France's Michael Llodra 7-5, 7-6(4) during their final match of the Open 13 tennis tournament, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009.

6 comments:

Pamela said...

“I’m really happy to have won, especially since I was about not to come,” Tsonga said. “My dad underwent surgery five days ago. I dedicate this victory to him. He may be listening from his hospital bed. I give him big kisses.”

Big kisses to Tsonga! I'm happy for him.

oddman said...

Aww, what a sweetie - 'I give him big kisses.'

Good for Jo Wilfried - congrats!

Graf_sampras said...

i missed this one today ..but hope to see it some on Youtube postings...

but based on yesterday's semis -- Llodra has been playing HOT - like stepanek was in memphis -

Tsonga was displaying some really powerful , big serving , authoritative tennis.

i am confident this was a well-fought, well-played match that Tsonga won.

Graf_sampras said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO5JEg48Lm8

Graf_sampras said...

Craighickman...

there was at least another backhander earlier in the second set people were talking about -- but particularly at 9:11 near the end -- is the one that roddick came up with that was really nice as a singlehand backhand winner..

remember these are just highlights so it lacks the continuity and buildup tension to put these shots in context.

i liked the way they rallied and broke rallies with change ups

Graf_sampras said...

oh by the way ....

Nadal -- he very very bad boy...why he make Roger cry?.........


heheh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJx6ZT62mbg&feature=related