Big Jo in the Big Tent at the Big W


Tsonga has green grass dreams.

WIMBLEDON- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is still-coach-less but he keeps putting up good results at the majors and apparently is nonplussed about his dramatic loss to Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros. Somehow, without the sage advice of a mentor, he keeps putting up impressive wins and after his 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 quarter-final win over German Philipp Kohlschreiber, he finds himself in the semifinals of Wimbledon again. He has a good shot at the final too, as he has a terrific serve, is a fine athlete, is often a threatening figure at the net and he’s armed with big forehand. You would have to put him at 50-50 going into his semifinal against the nearly beloved Britain, Andy Murray, and possibly give him better odds, because as well as Murray played late in his dramatic four-set victory over David Ferrer, he was tight at times and the pressure will only build more. If he’s “subconsciously” stressed now, imagine how consciously anxious he’ll be in the semis against a guy who will come straight at him. Big Jo is an interesting sort: a loud celebrator on court, and a soft-spoken man off court. No that much seems to bother him and he

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