Didn't you say you would expect him to reach the final in one of the slams if he plays well? Must be a mistake by me then, my bad.
I said he could possibly reach the final at Wimbledon if the stars align for him, because grass is his best surface. Very Unlikely, i know.
But he barely plays well often, he is very incosistent. One match he plays well, the other he doesn't. Not sure how can you consider him as a dark horse when he is so incosistent.
I never really classed him as a true darkhorse, just a borderline Darkhorse. You never know, he might get all his shit matches out of the way before facing a top 4 member
No. He is not as good as them in his peak form. If the top players play well against him, they will beat him even when Tsonga plays well because their peak level is much higher than Tsonga's. If the top players have a bad day or are playing average then Tsonga(on form) would probably beat them.
I think you misunderstood what i wrote. Peak form Tsonga is as good as the top players normally. Not when they are on peak form.
And when was the last time he has beaten one of them? Quite a while ago.
That is true. But he was bad for most of last year tbh. The RG QF destroyed him mentally i think
Tbf, in Wimbledon, he was lucky that he didn't face one of the top players in the quarters though(Rosol eliminated Nadal) and those kind of upsets happens once in a blue moon. And him putting 2 great performances in a row is still unlikely.
Btw, it is not only about putting amazing performances, it is also about dealing with the pressure, like when playing in the final, there is a lot of pressure on you and it is really hard to cope with that, etc, if you get what I mean.
That is true, and thats what i was getting at really. If it happens again, then it'll open for him a little more. The Pressure of a final is something Jo has faced before, so it wouldn't be the first time in a final for him, although there will be a lot of pressue still.
I disagree with that, Berdych is a better player than Tsonga(he is in much better form too atm), he is much more consistent and I would say poses a bigger threat to the top 4( for example, he eliminated Federer in the quarters last year and didn't play badly against Murray in the semis)
But Berdych is also very prone to a shock exit. Plus, for some reason he plays his best against Federer. I don't see him reaching the semis unless he draws Federer in his Quarter again. I'm not saying Tsonga isn't prone, because he is too. I just class them in the same category when it comes down to choosing AO favourites, although your probs right in saying Berdych is higher up than Tsonga because he's in better form.
You only enjoyed that match because Tsonga won.
Seriously though, that match was really entertaining to watch.
Tsonga winning made it better, but that was an awesome match