It’s so, Jo! Photo and quote via CNN
I’ve been dreading this match-up since the draw came out, mostly because I really like Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and was disappointed that he wouldn’t have a chance to go farther than Roger Federer in the quarters. Uh. . .not feeling so bad for him now.
He came back from two sets down against Roger in today’s quarterfinal, beating him 3-6, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
“It was amazing. I played unbelievable. It’s never easy to come back against Roger. I’m so happy, it’s crazy!”
Well, at least someone’s smiling. . .and it is a nice smile!
But this never happens to Roger, at least in Majors. We’ve seen Tsonga mount a similar comeback vs. the Swiss in a best of three set match in Canada, but this is Wimbledon – the other Roger’s cup!
I don’t know how it happened – I haven’t seen the match. All I know is that Fritters woke up, saw the score on his phone and cried “HOLY SHIT!” It didn’t take me too long to get an explanation out of him.
Here’s Federer’s explanation (via the NYTimes):
“I think my game was plenty good enough this year to win the tournament, but unfortunately there’s only one who can win it, and the rest go home empty-handed,” Federer said. “That’s what happened to me today, but Jo played an amazing match.”
Whatever Rog – so what really happened? Fed fans, are you still there?
Hi Fed Fans! Thanks for all your comments – you made me feel better. And I admit, Jo-Wilfried’s smile is pretty contagious. Anyway, just to show that I haven’t completely crawled in my hole, I present to you the full list of men’s semifinals:
Rafael Nadal vs. Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. Novak Djokovic.
That is all. Now back to my hole. . .