Sunday, October 11, 2009

Remember Australia '08?

You know what? Maybe there does need to be a longer offseason for the pros (and as Freakyfrites of GoToTennis once said) for the bloggers, too!

Last night, I was trying to remember when Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga played in the finals of the Australian Open. To me, for some reason, it felt like it was years and years ago, not just January '08. The days are really starting to blur together! This came to my mind upon hearing that they both made finals in China and Tokyo, respectively, and each were going for their third titles of the year.

From that Aussie Open on, the Slam results have been mixed, to say the least, especially as I thought they would have made multiple Major finals since then. But as I mentioned, the two have still been picking up titles and did so today. Djokovic knocked off Marin Cilic in straights and Jo-Willy did the same to Mikhail Youzhny.

Djoko and Tsonga play a great style of tennis, one that'll see them facing off in more Slam finals in the future, I'm sure.

(Photos: Djokovic, AP; Tsonga, Getty Images)


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