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Tsonga shocks Nadal

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga stormed into the Australian Open final after beating the second seed Rafael Nadal in straight sets.

Tsonga totally dominated Nadal that I couldn't believe that it was the Nadal we have known to play so well and work hard to win matches.

Tsonga's shorts were excellent and so was his serve and Nadal seemed to have nothing in reply.

When the first set finished 6-2 I thought that Nadal would back fighting in the second but he tried and I think that the second set was his best of the match.

Tsonga will meet the winner in the Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic where another upset could be on the cards.

Meanwhile in the women's draw, Maria Sharapova will try to go one better than last year when she meets Ana Ivanovic on Saturday in the final.

I actually think that this time, given the way she has been playing, Sharapova will be crowned champion on Saturday.

........what a display by Tsonga. Even Nadal was so surprised that he got visibly angry in the end, he had no answer. One thing I liked about Tsonga is his movement and his desire to go for classy shots, taking the risk to place the ball rather than just to use power and wait for your opponent to make mistakes...Tsonga played to win and he won, and with that kind of display, he can beat anyone.

Sharapova is red hot, but Ana is playing well as well...should be an exciting weekend ..

But what is happening with the dearth of tennis talent in Australia with so many academies around, looks like the balance of power has shifted to East Europe

Its interesting to see that Serbia has a player in each of the finals and for this tournament yes it looks like there has been power shift.

But for some reason the Australian Open produces a lot of surprises and I am waiting to see what happens in the coming tournaments.

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