Australian Open 2013 Sleepers and Busts

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  1. bhallic24

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    So the draw is out. so based on the matchups and seeding setup...
    Lets hear your darkhorses and studs-turned-duds.











    I'll post my predictions some lines later, don't want to influence anyone.
     
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  2. veroniquem

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    I don't see that many sleepers. Almagro maybe.
     
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  3. Jeffrey573639

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    I'll stick my head out. Murray to lose before Semi's
     
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    Who do you see him losing to? Delpo?
     
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  5. TheCheese

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    Murray could lose to Delpo. Djoko could lose to Bedych. Fed could lose to Tsonga.
     
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  6. bhallic24

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    I don't see Grigor "Baby GOAT" Dimitrov faring too well. BUST alert. Even though I'm a big fan of the guy.

    I got Nish doing some damage, granted his knee is OK. We're doing an Auzzie Open pool so I got him going a lil' deeper in my bracket.


    and on the women's side... who gives a F()ck?
     
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  7. Jeffrey573639

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    Perhaps- but I'd actually think he'd get knocked off early. I've watched a bit of him in Brisbane and whilst I don't think he looked terrible, he seemed a bit off both mentally and in terms of his tennis. Add that to the heat , I could see him get really frustrated and totally lose it. Don't get me wrong- it's still a very long shot but just feel like it could happen
     
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  8. veroniquem

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    After 1st round (Haase), I really don't see who he could lose to (and Delpo is a good matchup for him).
     
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  9. Jeffrey573639

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    This is gonna sound really misinformed but what is Muzza's draw? And I agree he's unlikely to lose to anyone besides his own head which I have a sneaking suspicion will happen. Still I can't deny it's safe money on him reaching semis
     
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  10. edmondsm

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    I'm gonna go big and say that Paul-Henri Mathieu revisits his old self and takes out Djokovic in the 1st round. I realize this is a idiotic pick but I desperately want the draw to open up for Ryan Harrison.
     
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  11. joeri888

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    Hewitt is a sleeper. If he can beat tipsy, hes got a shot at the semis. Davydenko and tomic are dangerous. They could end the qf streak.
     
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    You mention his head, I wonder if what Hutchins is going through is affecting him. He was obviously very emotional after winning last week. Who knows if he thinks about it on court, hopefully he can use it as a positive.
     
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  13. Zildite

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    This Davydenko stuff, I dunno, he is 2-17 against Fed and has done nothing in slam for almost 3 years. I don't care if he made the Doha final.

    Tomic bandwagon though, lets see what he can do :arrow: Never lost first round at AO before

    Hewitt could be a good upset for a Tipsy bust, but SF is too far to hope afterwards.
     
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    I think that not even Delpo's mom thinks that.
     
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    Haase - Smith/Sousa - Mayer - Simon/Dolgopolov/Monfils - DelPo/Cilic - Federer - Djokovic

    First round could be tricky and Monfils too, but he injured himself today, so I'm not sure.
     
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  16. PCXL-Fan

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    Tomic is in form. Could easily make it to 2nd week.
     
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  17. joeri888

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    As much as i like haase, hes been horrible Since defensing the Kitzbühel title in August.
     
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    can hewitt beat tipsy?
     
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  19. Duncan Bell

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    Like Tsonga's draw - I'd take him over Flashquet on hard and fancy him to give Federer a good game in the quarters.

    Hoping for a Tsonga semi.
     
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  20. TfReAk

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    Although I'm dutch...I don't think Haase will be a problem for Murray. He doesn't have the confindence at the moment.

    I'd like to see Janowicz win a couple of rounds. Just because of the fact that he had to live in his car last year and didn't have the funds to play quali.
     
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    Davydenko or Tomic are not ending the QF streak. I don't get what everyone is so worried about with these two. Raonic has a better shot in the 4th round on a good serving day, but it would not shock me if he didn't make the 4th round.

    Is everybody gone crazy because of the offseason or what? In fact, I never thought I'd say this, but I almost liked it better in the offseason when people weren't making crazy predictions.
     
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  22. Steve0904

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    Why wouldn't she think that? It's stupid to basically say Delpo has no chance at all against Murray because he obviously does. It seems a lot of people here are into booking final and semi spots before tournaments even start. That's what upsets are, and Delpo beating Murray is a very realistic one. I don't care how Murray "matches up" with Delpo. Again that's what an upset is.
     
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  23. syc23

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    I think this will make Murray more driven to succeed.
     
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    On the contrary, I could see Tsonga go out R128 vs Llodra (he could kill Llodra also) and I can see him losing to Richie as well. I am pulling for Tsonga but he did not look great in Perth.
     
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  25. IdrinkYourMilkshake

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    I gotta watch Lukas Rosol like a lemming would.
     
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    Sleepers:
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    Jerzy, Janko, Monaco
     
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    Possible sleepers: Tomic, Raonic on the men's side. Cibulkova on the women's side. I am not saying they will win the AO but they may do well and get farther than anticipated.

    Bust: Del Potro. Many people are claiming he can beat Murray and even win this AO, I say not gonna happen or very unlikely.
     
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    H2H is 3-1 Hewitt. Yeah, he's older. But home crowd helps.

    I tend to agree. Davy and Tomic, because they're both playing well, will make for decent matches in the 1st week (which is always a good thing) - at least for a few sets - but Fed would really have to fall on his *ss to lose 3 out of 5 to either. Raonic, like a Berdy or Tsonga, could just blow him off the court with his huge serve and FH.

    I agree with those saying Monaco will probably not go deep - he'll be looking fwd to the early clay S Amer tour.

    I wonder about Wawrinka and Berdych. I know it's an exo - but Berdy really got worked by Hewitt. Stan only made 3rd round last yr (went down meekly to Almagro) - so not many pts to defend. And only made the QF once.

    For those saying Dimitrov, I wonder if he tanked in Sydney after making the F in Brisbane so he could get to Melbourne and rest then practice.
     
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  29. bhallic24

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    got one of these dead on. we'll see about the other.
     
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  30. axel89

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    Remember Rotterdam last year Nikolai could do it again
     
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