Quite frankly I fear for Andy if he comes up against Tsonga, who's been playing like a man inspired recently, despite their H2H being 4-1 to Andy. Mr Magic will have to come out all guns blazing right from the start as there'll be no room for sloppiness or going AWOL here.
Also I do not believe Tsonga was injured in Montreal, at least not from the way he was playing. An "aching arm" covers a multitude of problems. If anything, it could just have been some muscle fatigue which a couple of days rest and physio would help. The bottom line therefore would seem to be that he knew darned well that he had no chance of beating Djoko, so why over-exert himself? Incidentally he did Djoko a favour because, as was clear from the final, Djoko had a right shoulder problem.
That is what I suspect, Aileen. Which is why I posted this -- (Note that what Joe said to Novak
would have been after the Cin. draw was known and Joe would have been aware of his, more than likely, match against Andy) :
Re: Murray dumped out in Montreal « Reply #261 on: August 14, 2011, 04:17 AM »
‘Tsonga, who admitted to fitness concerns after his quarter-final win over Nicolas Almagro, said he was struggling to hit the ball with an aching arm and told Djokovic 'I want to make sure I can play next week (in Cincinnati)'
before walking off court.’I am not sure that I like the sound of that!
You can read it all here:http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/14082011/58/djokovic-final-hurt-tsonga-booed.html
I am also a wee bit wary of his new found "inspiration" possibly becoming a threat to Andy's 4th. place -- if Andy's performances do not improve!