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By Abigail Hinto
BEIJING, China – The player who has broken Jo-Wilfred Tsonga‘s dreams every time, has done it again. Novak Djokovic remains unbeaten at the China Open as he wins his third title here in four years defeating Tsonga 7-6 (4), 6-2.
Tsonga was the better player for most of the first set. He was dictating with his forehand and changing up the pace with his sliced backhand that Djokovic couldn’t get into his usual yo-yo rhythm. But it must be hard to keep your composure and maintain that certain level of play against someone, except for one walk-over win, you’ve lost to five times in the last couple of years.
As Tsonga was asked in his post-loss news conference “Is there an added sense of, I guess, pressure or frustration after the fact when you have played the same guy a few times this year and just haven’t been able to get over the hump?” Tsonga answered, “Yeah, of course there is some frustration, you know. I mean, you work a lot. You give of yourself, and you neve...
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By Ian Horne, editor of Shanghai-Masters-Live.com and Live-Tennis
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