australian flood?????????????

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  1. aaziz

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    does it affect melbounre or not
     
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    This yr the tournament is under water. Mardy Fish is the favorite to win.
     
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    Ha, that was actually funny. :D
     
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    No, not at all.

    The flood is in Queensland, where the Brisbane international is held, 2 states over from where the AO is held
     
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  5. aaziz

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    hehhehehehehheh
     
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    Even so he is still small fry. :)

    Did you hear that he lost weight?
     
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  7. aaziz

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    whats the name of melborune state
     
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  8. Bobby Jr

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    Melbourne is roughly the distance from Brisbane as Geneva is from Moscow.

    Melbourne is in Victoria. Brisbane is in Queensland.
     
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    Did he? I vaguely remember a commentator mentioning something.

    Don't forget Ivanovic learnt tennis in a swimming pool. Sure she'll have a leg up on the women's side.
     
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    I hope all platypuses are safe!!!

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    LOL
    That;s a good one.
     
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    Yeah, and so will Djoker on the mens side.

    He'll take toad form

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    Not to mention our water based legends

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    The floods here in Australia are devastating! I am on my way to practice now and am going to speak with Tennis Australia to see if we perhaps can organize something on Sunday to help raise some funds for the people of Queensland who have been affected…stay tuned as it would be great if the sport of tennis can help out right before the Australian Open begins.
     
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    All the top 20 players should give all their prize money to flood victims :p
     
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  16. 15_ounce

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    Oh my God! That's Pat Rafter Arena in Tennyson right? I was there... thankfully the tournament's finished before the flood came!

    Where did you get the photo from ? I've been searching for news about the flood whether it's affecting the tennis centre or not. I only knew that Tennyson is in the flood zone because it's near the Brisbane river.
     
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    Wow it's hard to imagine that people were playing there! Do they have to rebuild the court?
     
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    They showed it during the livestream of the AO qualifying. I just used screen capture to save it.
     
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    they should be even able to attend some of the submarine sessions at the AO !
     
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    Good one.


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    I had a friend who just flew back yesterday from Brisbane, and he said they missed the bad stuff by only a small margin. Apparently he was in the CBD, and after he left they started to evacuate the area and cut the power. Scary stuff.
     
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    Maybe they'll do something like "Hit for Haiti," which Roger organized on the fly last year ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AHSYTGx5YM

    Fed-Hewitt took on Nadal-Roddick, then Djokovic had to play with the girls (he and Clijsters played against Stosur-Serena) :)

    I feel bad because I remember enjoying that exhibition so much last year that I secretly hoped for another natural disaster so we could have a rematch. Now these floods hit. :neutral: But it would be great if they could so something to both help a horrible situation and entertain tennis fans around the globe.

    Also, Roddick was donating money for each of his Brisbane aces; maybe he can persuade some of the others to do the same thing at the Open.
     
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    Roddick said that he followed Samantha Stosur's idea of $100 for each ace, during the men's single trophy ceremony in Brisbane.
     
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    Is that the Brisbane center court?


    Lol, luckily no players drowned.
     
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    LOL players drowning, haha that'd be odd. And all the ball-boys and linesmen survive.
     
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    It's a sad moment for the people affected by the flood.. 10 people died so far and around 70 people are missing.


    Regarding the flooded Pat Rafter Arena, why didn't they think carefully before building the tennis centre near Brisbane River? Tennyson suburb is a flood prone area, and they should think twice before building a sport complex there.

    Anyway I've been unhappy with the way Tennis Australia dealing with Australian tennis. They seem to make tennis more of a business and don't really focus on the Australian players. Some top Tennis Australia officials own some apartments which is built near Pat Rafter Arena.. it sounds so wrong when tennis officials take opportunity to make money out of tennis project. It should be channeled towards the players. Also, all tennis clubs in Australia must use this same new blue surface all over the country and only one company that has the monopoly of this blue surface tennis court business. If a club refuses to put this new blue surface it may risks of losing its right to hold a tournament.... it all sounds so $$$$ oriented.

    When they decided to move the WTA tournament in Gold Coast to Brisbane, the old Gold Coast WTA tournament director, wasn't even being informed about this.. that she would lose her job. That's pretty mean of TA.

    Interesting journalist's investigation on Tennis Australia :
    http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/content/2010/s2831274.htm

    "Tennis Australia seems to be wanting control over everything that happens in this country with regards to tennis. Any financial dealing in this country, Tennis Australia wants to have a piece of it... and that's wrong." a quote from a manager of an Australian top pro player.
     
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  27. rovex

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    Do you live in a flooded area?
     
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    If they are playing underwater, its just good that Serena won't be playing.

    Judging by their webbed feet i would not worry.
     
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  29. forzamilan90

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    hit for australia will probably happen, just like last year
     
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  30. 15_ounce

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    Thank God, luckily my area (Gold Coast) is not affected by this La Niña event. We just have plenty of rain, but no flood. Today is very sunny so I had a hit of tennis. I'm about 1.5 hours drive south of Brisbane. At the moment 1.5 hrs drive towards the south from where I am (northern part of NSW) is affected by flood too. So, we're kind of miss the flood.

    The heavy rain is now moving to the west, to the middle of the continent... towards South Australia and NT. Adelaide and Darwin will have plenty of rain...

    12 people confirmed dead now and around 40 are still missing...
     
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    I saw a video on FoxNews today and just couldn't believe how fast the flood water was raging. So sad.
     
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    No, the flood is in the state of Queensland, in the north east of Australia. Melbourne is in the state of Victoria, right in the south east of Australia on the Bass Strait.
     
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    The rain is pretty heavy in melbourne.

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    I wonder what would happen if something terrible happened in melbourne? Postpone it to when?
     
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    I attended 4 January and there was no rain that day. It only really rained during the Roddick/Soderling final day.
     
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    Brisbane is sub-tropical and affected by La Nina and a 0.5 degree rise in ocean temperatures, Melbourne is a temperate climate and its rains are mainly winter ones, so although it's also affected by the rather unusual weather patterns I can't see quite the same situation as in Brisbane.

    That said, Melbourne is under flood watch, but is not yet in flood. It's still not a city like Brisbane with its climate and history of immense floods.




     
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    Aces for Aussies? Ball-Bash for Brisbane?

    C'mon we need good names for this!
     
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    Nah. Fed walks on water.

    He'll win.
     
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    hehehehe..... u sir buddy are todays hero
     
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    lollll, this is quite funny!
     
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    it is raining fairly heavily at the moment here in melbourne, but should ease up when the AO starts.. some showers are still predicted for next week
     
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    It will make a change from the red hot 40 degree Australian summer that we usually see at the Australian Open.
     
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    ^ there are 2 weeks of tennis, i wouldnt rule it out. Melbournes weather can be very unpredictable at best.. 4 seasons in one day :)
     
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    It might not affect the tournament...but sure will affect Nadal's rituals!
     
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    Every single Qualifying matches are being delayed. and outside courts maybe under water by next week, they say.
     
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    The rain's supposed to stop tomorrow and then there's no rain in the forecast all of next week.
     
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    Nostradamos predicted Great floods that will plague the land about this time...
     
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    He also predicted the world would end in July 1999, but we're all still here.
     
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    LOL,,,,no he didn't. He predicted some kind of anti-christ around this time or in 2012 but that is in debate. Noone knows what he meant by the blank book on 2012 around december time.
     
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