AO Friday Schedule = AWESOME!!!

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  1. Gemini

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    Just thought that there probably hasn't be as great a lineup of Friday (Thursday night for us in the U.S.) singles matches so early on in the A.O. in recent memory.

    Wozniacki v. Cibulkova
    Henin v. Kuznetsova
    Malisse v. Federer
    Wawrinka v. Monfils
    Williams v. Petkovic
    Troicki v. Djokovic
    Nishikori v. Verdasco
    Berdych v. Gasquet

    Federer didn't look sharp against Simon so I'm giving Malisse a set in that encounter. Troicki?? It might be his time to step out of Novak's shadow. Cibulkova could be a giant-killer. I think this is Williams's last round in Australia. Wawrinka/Monfils is a toss-up. Nishikori will frustrate Verdasco and take it in four. Gasquet plays some inspired ball (for a change) and wins in four. Kuznetsova lays the law down on Justine in straights.
     
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  2. Underhand

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    Cool story, bro
     
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  3. CocaCola

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    Damn straight.
     
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    This is the best Australian Open in history, it's like all the stars are falling into alignment for the tournament as a whole, because of THE RAFA SLAM. We even witnessed the greatest hilarity in tennis history (KimWood aka textgate).
     
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    It is a great day. But Fed in straights.
     
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    No. This will be known as THE HAGGIS SLAM.
     
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    Holmes: Indeed. Perhaps an extra box for next week also if Ralph progresses further.
     
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    Federer-Malisse COULD be good, as could Djokovic - Troicki.

    Haase-Roddick can be good too.

    Of Wawrinka-Monfils and Berdych - Gasquet I expect nothing less than GREAT stuff.
     
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    Or I could be completely wrong....
     
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    I haven't seen enough of Haase's play to determine how he'll fair against Roddick. Roddick only seems to have a single gear these days so anything's possible.

    The Gasquet/Berdych match could be barn-burner but only if Gasquet shows up.
     
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    We shall see. If Woz gets by Cibulkova, it's going to be in 3, but I'm thinking Cibulkova can pull the upset.

    Wawrinka-Monfils: This is probably the surest bet for a good match. Wawrinka will attack and Monfils will defend. Should be entertaining.
     
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    The only 2 interesting ATP matches here are Djoker-Troicki and Stan the man vs Monfils. The rest will be duds.

    Oh..and there is ZERO chance of Malisse winning a set against Federer. Simon's a bad matchup for him and Fed's had his wakeup call.
    Count on Fed to cruise to the final without dropping a set..
     
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    there is no rafa slam though...at least not yet.
     
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  15. Gemini

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    Oh..those are bold, bold predictions :)

    I don't see Federer escaping without at least dropping a couple more sets should he make it to the final.

    I think they'll be some surprises in the other matches outside of Djokovic/Troicki and Wawrinka/Monfils. Stay tuned....
     
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