Jo fights past Roddick

Posted on October 31st, 2008

It was a great fight as Jo defeated Andy Roddick 5-7 6-4 7-6 (5) Friday at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris. In Saturday’s semifinal Jo will play fellow Shanghai hopeful James Blake. The stakes couldn’t be higher. Blake will qualify if he reaches the final. A win would be good enough to take Jo to Shanghai […]

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Jo fights past Stepanek and Djokovic

Posted on October 30th, 2008

Jo fought hard and survived a tough second round encounter with Radek Stepanek Wednesday, prevailing 3-6 6-4 6-4. Today, Jo played world number three Novak Djokovic, with their last match coming in the Bangkok final with Jo as the victor. He won 6-4 1-6 6-3. Jo next faces number seven seed Andy Roddick, who clinched the […]

BNP Paribas Paris Masters

Posted on October 29th, 2008

This week marks the last regular tournament of the ATP tour when all the big boys gather in Paris for the BNP Paribas Masters. It’s the last chance to qualify for the year ending Tennis Masters Cup and three coveted spots are available for the taking. Our Jo is still in contention for a spot and […]

Jo passes Gicquel test

Posted on October 22nd, 2008

Jo defeated Marc Gicquel 7-5 4-6 6-3 Tuesday evening at the Grand Pris de Tennis de Lyon. He next faces veteran Fabrice Santoro in the second round. Here are his stats as per atptennis.com: Birthdate: 9-Dec-72 Birthplace: Tahiti Residence: Geneva, Switzerland Height: 5’10” (177 cm) Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg) Plays: Right-handed Turned Pro: 1989 […]

Jo faces Gicquel in first round

Posted on October 21st, 2008

In the Grand Prix de Teniss de Lyon, Jo faces fellow Frenchman Marc Gicquel in the first round. The two have never played on the ATP tour and are 1-1 in Challengers. Here are Gicquel’s stats as per atptennis.com: Birthdate: 30-Mar-77 Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia Residence: Boulogne-Billancourt, France Height: 6’2” (187 cm) Weight: 165 lbs (75 […]