Unflappable Tsonga puts on the show of his lifetime

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga took advantage of the biggest moment of his life, and now he's an Aussie Open finalist.

Updated: January 24, 2008, 1:05 PM ET
By Patrick McEnroe | ESPN

Rafael Nadal entered his matchup with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga without conceding a single set. Nadal, a three-time Grand Slam champion, was poised to reach his first major hard court final. Tsonga was making his first foray into a semifinal of this magnitude.

Nadal is one of the quickest, most relentless players on tour, and he had yet to be physically tested. The Spaniard has played in big-time matches at prestigious events, while Tsonga had never experienced pressure like this. Though ...

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