After watching that epic match I couldn’t contain myself to put down some words here. Oh well what a match that was. After easily winning first set by 6-1, Djoko had tough time dealing with local boy Tsonga. I wouldn’t write what happened till 3rd set but in the fourth set we as a spectator had heart in our mouth. Djoko had 2 match points against him at 5-4 and he hit the forehand at the corner. How brave these players are! A miss and he was out from the competition. How do they remain calm, focused and motivated when we, watching off the field have our heart beat stopping at every shot? There is really a lot to learn from these players. How not to lose focus and not become aggravated when things don’t go your way?
That why he is standing at the top I think, Djoko. Tsonga gave him chances after chances and the big guy sneaked through in the end. Last set was purely dominated by Djoko and Tsonga looked searching for his shots. In the end Djoko won comfortably by 6-1 5-7 5-7 7-6(6) 6-1.
One thing that impressed me as well was when Tsonga was leading in the fourth set, crowd was cheering for him like anything, standing and clapping after every point won by Tsonga. But at the end Djoko girlfriend gave me the last smile.
So now we have Djoko vs Roger semifinal coming up on Thursday while Rafa takes on 12th seed Almagro and Murray takes on big Spaniard Ferrer in quarters tomorrow.
If all goes well, we can again have a classic encounter in the final. We have all the top seeds in the tournament in men’s game while in women’s Masha is leading all the way.
We have another good news from the center. Paes Vesnina and Bhupati Mirza pair have advanced to the semifinals. Hope to see the cup coming back to India.