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Scintillating Tsonga not going anywhere

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's enthralling and powerful play has invoked memories of last year's run to the Australian Open final. Healthy and dominant again, there's something mystical about this giant talent.

Originally Published: January 27, 2009
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- It seemed like déjà vu, and not just because Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is French.

In a scene identical to this point in time last year, the same people were gathered in the same hallway outside the men's locker room in Rod Laver Arena, all smiles after Tsonga advanced to the money portion of the Australian Open, dispatching James Blake in the fourth round with barely a hiccup Monday night.

But appearances are deceiving. Tsonga was No. 38 coming ...

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