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Expect smash-ball tennis in this one

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and James Blake are two of the most unassailable power hitters in tennis. Expect a taut, in-your-face battle when these two meet on Day 8 Down Under.

Updated: January 25, 2009, 1:04 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Here's a look at a few notable matches on Day 8 of the Australian Open:

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5) vs. James Blake (9): When these crowd favorites clashed on Tsonga's home turf in November -- well, Blake wasn't exactly cheered back then -- the score didn't reflect the lopsidedness of the affair: Tsonga prevailed 6-4, 6-3. Blake, not a shabby returner, didn't manufacture a break point in their Paris Masters semifinal, and out went his chances of reaching the Masters ...

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