Posted on November 19th, 2012
Jo Wilfried Tsonga, who had an outstanding season ending previous year, could not replicate the same this year. The 27 year old ended as the finalist at the BNP Paribas Masters in the year 2011 but unfortunately he was defeated by David Ferrer in the quarter final on last Friday. Everyone was expecting that Tsonga will win at his home match but he failed to delight his home crowd.
Tsonga, seeded at No 6 in the tournament, was expected to reach the title match of the Paris Masters Event. Last year, Tsonga was deprived of this glory by Roger Federer. Federer decisively surpassed him in straight sets. It was expected that Tsonga will revive his glory back in front of his home crowd but that did not happen. The only top ranked player, who was left in the event, was Ferrer as the Frenchman was not capable of going past him in the quarter final.
This was the third match between the two high class contestants and Ferrer was able to have a 2-1 lead on Wilfried after his recent victory. It was some two years back when the Spaniard got his first win over the Frenchman in the Rome Masters. Tsonga took revenge of his loss from Ferrer during last year’s Wimbledon Championship but badly fell to world No 5 on his home match last week.
Ferrer registered 6-2, 7-5 score against Wilfried Tsonga to reach the semi-finals and finally won the title. It is true that Tsonga did not deliver his finest performance in the semi finals, failing to mark a single break point in the entire match.