Tsonga has the advantage of having a fight in the legs while Simon was in the first round. Simon has been fine playing at the start of the season, but Tsonga has a rather big takeover in this match up and is formally with a clear arrow up.
Tsonga beat Humbert yesterday while Simon had bye. It may be beneficial to have a match in the legs of the substrate.
Tsonga’s offensive tends to be strong enough to break down Simon’s defensive.
There are 9-3 in Tsonga’s favor.
On harder surfaces than gravel, Tsonga 9-1 leads to one another.
Tsonga’s shape curve is upward.
It is no definite advantage for Tsonga with the home ground, which he otherwise always enjoys in France.
Simon is an excellent contrast player and can neutralize Tsonga if he does not hit the level.
Simon has previously beat Tsonga in an indoor finale at home in France.
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Although it was close to Humbert yesterday, Tsonga showed mental strength and he hit the balls.
Simon was badly playing against Bolt in Melbourne, where he was disappointed.
Tsonga is still not 100% back on its top level.
Tsonga was on the verge of defeat against Humbert. Simon is on paper better than Humbert.
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