Following a 5-set loss to 4-time champion Roger Federer in the Australian Open quarterfinals Wednesday night in Melbourne, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was asked who he thought would walk away with the title on Sunday.
Would it be the man who just beat him, Federer? Defending champion Novak Djokovic? David Ferrer? Or US Open champion Andy Murray?
Here’s Jo answer: “I think Andy didn’t leave one set I don’t think, didn’t leave one set for the moment, so he’s in a good position. Novak had tough matches, but I’m sure he’s going to be in good shape. Roger had this match that was tough, but we only played 3 hours and, I don’t know, 15 minutes or 20 minutes because we are aggressive player and we don’t spend too much time in one point.”
“So, I mean, I would say Andy for the moment, but it can change, of course.”
So for now Tsonga is picking Murray for the title. Murray’s hasn’t lost a set but he’s also never beaten Federer in a Grand Slam match and come up short twice in the Australian Open final.
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