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After taking down Tsonga, Martin Klizan will have easier opponents for a while
Anytime somebody pulls off the upset of the tournament, they become one of the event’s major storylines for as long as they remain in the field.
Martin Klizan did just that, and, quite frankly, did it in dominating fashion when he defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round.
Interestingly enough, it was "Muhammad TsongALI" who first achieved major success when he made it to the 2008 Australian Open final as an unseeded player.
Next up for Klizan is Jeremy Chardy. By reaching the third round, Chardy, like Kilzan, already has the best US Open performance of his career.
Like many tennis fans, I was not familiar with Klizan, nor was I especially knowledgeable about Chardy.
I took a quick look at some of their numbers for the season and found them to be equivalent. The two were within two percentage points of each other for first serve accuracy, first serve points won, second serve points won, service games won, points won returning second serves, return games won and break points converted.