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jones101
12-13-2011, 12:02 AM
Thanks to the Australlian tennis for this.

This is the perfect thing if you need some tennis to watch before the AO.

http://vault.australianopentv.com/

beast of mallorca
12-13-2011, 12:13 AM
thanks for posting. Tried to watch the Verdasco-Nadal match, and still wondering, why Verdasco is not playing like that anymore. Whan happened ?
All his shots were going in against Rafa. And I thought all along that it's the beginning of something big for him. Hated the guy, but what a shame.

Pidgeon
12-13-2011, 12:31 AM
Very useful link thx !

LameTennisPlayer
12-13-2011, 01:22 AM
thanks dude

Paul Murphy
12-13-2011, 01:25 AM
thanks for posting. Tried to watch the Verdasco-Nadal match, and still wondering, why Verdasco is not playing like that anymore. Whan happened ?
All his shots were going in against Rafa. And I thought all along that it's the beginning of something big for him. Hated the guy, but what a shame.

Yeah, shame about Verdasco.
That match is one of my absolute favourites at the AO - a classic.

Crazy man
12-13-2011, 05:41 AM
thanks for posting. Tried to watch the Verdasco-Nadal match, and still wondering, why Verdasco is not playing like that anymore. Whan happened ?


He isn't exactly a great player. A poor mental game, poor movement and a shaky second serve hindered him throughout his best matches (most of his best matches played he lost). He wasn't a Nalbandian who could show up on occassion and beat anyone playing great tennis, he was an ok player who could trouble top opponents, never beat them.

Fate Archer
12-13-2011, 05:55 AM
He isn't exactly a great player. A poor mental game, poor movement and a shaky second serve hindered him throughout his best matches (most of his best matches played he lost). He wasn't a Nalbandian who could show up on occassion and beat anyone playing great tennis, he was an ok player who could trouble top opponents, never beat them.

Pretty much. But that was quite an entertaining campaign at the Aussie that year.

Really enjoyed Nadal x Verdasco's semifinal.

Nathaniel_Near
12-13-2011, 07:08 AM
Already sat down and watched the 06 and 07 finals (men's finals of course lol, c'mon, whaddya take me for).

pound cat
12-13-2011, 07:38 AM
Thanks to the Australlian tennis for this.

This is the perfect thing if you need some tennis to watch before the AO.

http://vault.australianopentv.com/



Great find. Thanks...

Sartorius
12-13-2011, 09:23 AM
Thanks a bunch.

Darko
12-13-2011, 09:24 AM
Great link. Thank you!

Watching Hewitt & Safin '05!

bezs
12-13-2011, 09:29 AM
All nicely categorized as well. Very nice.

MG1
12-13-2011, 09:56 AM
Thanks to the Australlian tennis for this.

This is the perfect thing if you need some tennis to watch before the AO.

http://vault.australianopentv.com/


any method to download them ??

Any software/browser add-ins etc??

tennisenthusiast
12-13-2011, 10:11 AM
THanks Jones101 for sharing this. This is awesome.

Australian Open has set the standard now and I hope all the slams do the same.

jamesblakefan#1
12-13-2011, 10:28 AM
I put this in the "Entertain Me Till AO" thread but no one noticed...:(

Guess I should've started a thread.

Bhagi Katbamna
12-13-2011, 10:36 AM
The Aus Open is not known as the most fan-friendly slam for nothing. Thanks for posting it. Great find.

tennisenthusiast
12-13-2011, 10:46 AM
I put this in the "Entertain Me Till AO" thread but no one noticed...:(

Guess I should've started a thread.

+1

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rdis10093
12-13-2011, 10:54 AM
thanks, so many good matches

Darko
12-13-2011, 08:31 PM
any method to download them ??

Any software/browser add-ins etc??

There is an add on called DownloadHelper for Firefox.

Try that maybe?

Migelowsky
12-13-2011, 09:11 PM
thanks, danke, gracias =)
MG1, try keepvid.com

ThoughtCrime
12-13-2011, 09:18 PM
Sweet link, thanks man

MG1
12-13-2011, 10:56 PM
There is an add on called DownloadHelper for Firefox.

Try that maybe?

I have tried Video-download helper and also 7-8 other add ins nothing is working on this particular site.

Actually same type vault video site also available for ACC games and add-ins are also not working there :cry:

Both are developed by same org thoughtequity:twisted:

nadalwon2012
12-14-2011, 12:27 AM
thanks for posting. Tried to watch the Verdasco-Nadal match, and still wondering, why Verdasco is not playing like that anymore. Whan happened ?
All his shots were going in against Rafa. And I thought all along that it's the beginning of something big for him. Hated the guy, but what a shame.

Verdasco looked like this for a set in the 2010 US Open meeting with Nadal. He can play like this but he just rarely is able to sustain it without turning into an erratic error machine. I guess that is common in tennis, a player can play 'above himself' but only for so long. One day he will play 'above himself' for an entire match (that was the 2009 Australian Open SF).

Crazy man
12-14-2011, 08:32 AM
One day he will play 'above himself' for an entire match (that was the 2009 Australian Open SF).

No, he wont. If the tennis gods gave Verdasco a second shot at beating a good player in a slam (Slam champion in a SF/F match for instance) he would still choke, regardless of how well the opponent was playing. People tend to overrate how well Verdasco can play at his best, can't even put Nadal away on a hard court - keeping in mind at that point Nadal won a total of 0 majors on hard. Yeah yeah tough matchup, but in reality Verdasco's record over the elite slam champions or even tier 2 players is shocking. He was never beating Nadal that day, period.

tacou
12-14-2011, 08:52 AM
wow thank you!

Rozroz
12-14-2011, 08:59 AM
this match wasn't there, so if anyone wanna see some crazy moments:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHHIWW1n6jY&feature=player_embedded#!

Kam2010
12-14-2011, 09:31 AM
Thank you very much :)

jones101
12-14-2011, 11:39 AM
Feeling in the Mood to watch Serena/Masha 07, just for the Lolz.

nadalwon2012
12-14-2011, 11:47 AM
God, people actually watch Shrieka by choice?

Moose Malloy
12-14-2011, 12:38 PM
thanks for the link!

Young Nadal vs Hewitt in '05!

some great matches here, many of which were never televised in the US.
Nice to see some complete Korda matches, not too many of them available online.

and the complete Kuznetsova-Schiavone epic match, Capriati-Seles from '01, great stuff.

Hood_Man
12-14-2011, 12:50 PM
Awesome link, thanks! :)

I'm watching the first set of Federer/Baghdatis 2006, boy was that crowd behind Beghdatis!

jones101
12-14-2011, 12:57 PM
thanks for the link!

Young Nadal vs Hewitt in '05!

some great matches here, many of which were never televised in the US.
Nice to see some complete Korda matches, not too many of them available online.

and the complete Kuznetsova-Schiavone epic match, Capriati-Seles from '01, great stuff.

Awesome link, thanks! :)

I'm watching the first set of Federer/Baghdatis 2006, boy was that crowd behind Beghdatis!

Gonna watch Rafa/Hewitt and Fed/Baghdatis over the weekend. I've never seen early Nadal play much on HC when he was younger, so should be interesting.

Rock Strongo
12-14-2011, 01:11 PM
Gonna watch Rafa/Hewitt and Fed/Baghdatis over the weekend. I've never seen early Nadal play much on HC when he was younger, so should be interesting.

He seemed to go for it a lot more than he does now, hitting big from literally everywhere.

ben123
12-14-2011, 01:24 PM
I have tried Video-download helper and also 7-8 other add ins nothing is working on this particular site.

Actually same type vault video site also available for ACC games and add-ins are also not working there :cry:

Both are developed by same org thoughtequity:twisted:

not working for me either

Sid_Vicious
12-14-2011, 01:27 PM
He seemed to go for it a lot more than he does now, hitting big from literally everywhere.

Well I would say that was true for the match against Hewitt in 2004. In 2005, Nadal was grinding Hewitt to death for the first two sets with heavy topspin shots and supreme court coverage.

Sid_Vicious
12-14-2011, 01:29 PM
Awesome link, thanks! :)

I'm watching the first set of Federer/Baghdatis 2006, boy was that crowd behind Beghdatis!

I was checking that out earlier. I completely forgot about how clutch Federer was. He was down a set and about to go down a double break in the second at 0-2 30-40. Baghdatis hit like 5 huge groundstrokes and Federer neutralized all of them and randomly fired a forehand DTL winner. Great stuff.

Laurie
12-15-2011, 04:00 AM
What a great idea by Australian Open to do this. Hopefully the other major championships will do something similar in future.

glazkovss
12-15-2011, 11:22 AM
Thanks a lot!

Cup8489
12-15-2011, 11:37 AM
God, people actually watch Shrieka by choice?

Yeah it's almost as weird as someone voluntarily being a Nadal fan. odd behavior, huh?

tacou
12-15-2011, 12:07 PM
Yeah it's almost as weird as someone voluntarily being a Nadal fan. odd behavior, huh?

idk I like watching them both

jones101
12-16-2011, 02:09 PM
Watching Henin/Venus AO03 now.

Forgot how much of a beast Venus used to be and how talented Henin was.

MichaelNadal
12-16-2011, 02:13 PM
Watching Henin/Venus AO03 now.

Forgot how much of a beast Venus used to be and how talented Henin was.

I definitely missed those days, Serena really came up and stole what could have been Venus's glory. Venus played really well again from 08-2010 though, just wasn't as fast and athletic.

kishnabe
12-16-2011, 05:52 PM
Watched the 2000 Australian open semi between Agassi and Sampras.

I love Serve and Volley but the tennis seemed so plain compared to what I have seen in the last 6 years.

nadalwon2012
12-16-2011, 11:18 PM
It seemed like the Australian Open back then with the rebound ace was a lot slower surface in 2000.

tacou
12-17-2011, 06:50 AM
Agassi vs Safin 04 omg

kishnabe
12-17-2011, 09:37 AM
Agassi vs Safin 04 omg

Ya plus Safin vs Roddick 04 is awesome too!

Mansewerz
12-27-2011, 12:35 PM
Is it freezing for anyone else? Like it just randomly says loading and goes nowhere.

Moose Malloy
01-27-2012, 08:44 AM
they added some 'new' classics recently

1990 AO Mac-Pernfors(where Mac gets defaulted)
1995 AO Sampras-Courier QF(where Sampras starts crying during the match)
1992 AO Mac-Sanchez(epic 5 setter, one of the craziest matches I've seen, Mac has match points, Sanchez saves them & eventually gets match points of his own, Mac saves them & then wins 8-6 in fifth)
1975 AO Newcombe Connors
1981 AO Martina-Chris

I wonder if the site will go down after the AO ends.

clayman2000
01-27-2012, 12:43 PM
Watching Nadal -- Hewitt 05.... no grunting at all from Rafa

Moose Malloy
05-05-2012, 01:26 PM
site is still up & they have added 2012 matches!

you can see the complete Murray-Djokovic semi, Dologopolov-Tomic.

assume nadal-djokovic will be added soon.