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Djokovic overcomes Tsonga

Novak Djokovic won the men's 2008 Australia Open title when he beat unseeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets.

It was Djokovic's first Grand Slam title and I think he deserved it given the way he has played in the last fortnight at Melbourne Park.

When Tsonga was broken in the first game it looked like it was going to be a one sided affair but then Tsonga broke back and then I realised we had an interesting match on our hands.

I thought Tsonga played very well in the first and last sets and his loss could be down to experience. It was his first final of any kind and had he won he would have started with a grand slam title.

I also think that the final was hotly contested for most parts apart from the third set and the fact that there was neither Roger Federer nor Rafael Nadal was kind of refreshing.

Meanwhile in the women's final yesterday Maria Sharapova beat Ana Ivanovic in an entertaining final and there is no denying that Sharapova was the best women at the Open this year.

Now the challenge for the winners is to keep this form for the rest of the season and for the losers to try and be better. All in all it looks like its going to be an interesting year of tennis.

Yeah I agree, this is the year of seeing the young guns shine. Tsonga was the biggest and most entertaining surprise. He's got a game which could really take him far if he capitalises on it. Check out his look alikeness  to Ali!

Yes Joe, I also hope that Tsonga's performance is not a one-off otherwise it would be a disappointment but he has gained a lot of experience in this tournament and he can certainly build upon that.

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