The Official Australian Open 2013 thread

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by joeri888, Nov 5, 2012.

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Who will win the first Slam of 2013?

  1. Novak Djokovic

    36.4%
  2. Roger Federer

    31.0%
  3. Andy Murray

    16.3%
  4. Rafael Nadal

    6.2%
  5. David Ferrer

    1.6%
  6. Thomas Berdych

    1.6%
  7. Juan Martin Del Potro

    3.1%
  8. Jo Wilfried Tsonga

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    0.0%
  9. Janko Tipsarevic

    1.6%
  10. Someone else

    2.3%
  1. Legend of Borg

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    All that's left now is for Tomic to lose in the first round and we have the generation fail team assembled.
     
  2. Terenigma

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    Hewitt match expected on in roughly 2hours 30mins, sleep was expected 5hours 30mins ago. Decisions Decisions...
     
  3. cc0509

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    But Nadal was out there beating Federer in tournaments younger than 19. The point is, Dimitrov is no Nadal and forget about Dimitrov being labelled as a Federer duplicate, what a joke.
     
  4. Legend of Borg

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    What a tough customer.
     
  5. cc0509

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    No not really. I have been listening to the Dimitrov hype for years now and he is 21 years old with NO ATP titles. Sure he will improve but his results do not match the hype.
     
  6. Down_the_line

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    Youzhny takes the 3rd set 6-2. What do you guys expect in the 4th?
     
  7. Terenigma

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    I think this one will be alot tighter, mindset of what happened in the 3rd will be flushed out his mind and i expect it to go to a tie-break
     
  8. rafafan20

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    AO is so much better to watch on the west coast, tough on the east coast. Maybe I'll move to Hawaii in Januarys from now on
     
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    I agree with you. People have been hyping this dude up for years now and he has still not lived up to it. People are STILL predicting him to be a multiple slam winner. It's just ridiculous.
     
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    Well, Dimitrov is done, so shouldn't we be talking about matches that are ACTUALLY GOING ON?
     
  11. joeri888

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    Aranxta Rus braincramping as usual
     
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    It's women's tennis. It's to be expected.
     
  13. merwy

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    I expect only Tomic to do well, with his unbeaten 2013 record of 10+wins he has proven something. I don't see him beating Federer though. And by that I mean: He better not.

    I see Raonic losing to Kohli and Jerzy losing to anyone.
     
  14. joeri888

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    I know. Just disappointed That over the years she has not been Able to improve further.
     
  15. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Good god Bartoli, you spend all that time practicing random stomp footwork/split steps, and scaring the ball kids and lines people with your shadow swings, why not spend some time on a 2nd serve?
     
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    Her game is sickening to watch. It's so mechanical, there's no fluidity to it.
     
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    Has anyone noticed Cibulkova's habit of smelling a tennis ball when she's getting balls from the ball boy? Found that really odd and funny :)
     
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    I want to go to bed but I see Zheng is trying to troll me out of WTA sudden death league.
     
  19. rafafan20

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    cmon mikhail!!!
     
  20. rafafan20

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    I wish us Americans got behind our athletes like the Aussies do, awesome support
     
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    Youzhny's got some serious pressure on his serve right now. Let's see if he can avoid losing here.
     
  22. romeo8880

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    I know, right? Such passion!
     
  23. RodSmooth

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    Yup she's been doing that for the longest time.

    Her,lisciki, and radwanska are my fav Female players, would hate to see her go out 1st round. She's down a set I think
     
  24. namelessone

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    Exactly. Imagine a 17 year old coming today to beat Djokovic(the nr.1 player) in straights. This board would blow up.

    I think we need to lower our expectations for most of the younger generation. The era of the 17-19 year old that can win slams is probably over for the foreseeable future.
     
  25. rafafan20

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    atta boy youz showing some guts with agressive play down match point
     
  26. RodSmooth

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    I feel bad for youzny.

    His career has been struggling for the last few years.

    And he's a good player
     
  27. rafafan20

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    its the concussion :neutral:
     
  28. RodSmooth

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    Just started watching youzny and he's playing just like he used to from what I see.

    He had a concussion?
     
  29. rafafan20

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    Bad joke about the time he crushed his racquet on his head so bad he started bleeding all over his face
     
  30. Down_the_line

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    Hey rafafan20. I don't know if you saw my post further back but I was wondering if you follow the Wisconsin Badgers hockey team?
     
  31. RodSmooth

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    O I remember that lol

    Saved those break points vamoss
     
  32. rafafan20

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    I sure do! when I was a student there I went to every home game for 4 years, are you a fan?
     
  33. Down_the_line

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    Not quite. I'm a Vancouver Canucks fan who is curious about Joseph Labate. How's he doing?
     
  34. Terenigma

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    Well.... I called it
     
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    Let's go Ebden! TB back at three all. Brian Baker is up 2 sets to 1 but lost the third set tiebreaker 7-0.
     
  36. rafafan20

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    He's doing okay, he plays the second line which actually is more of our grinder line as the first and third lines have been producing most of the goals. (our first line has 3 legit future stars). He's a solid puck handler but he hasn't scored much nor does he take very many shots. His size is definitely imposing but he still needs to develop his offensive game. Does a lot of the dirty work though.
     
  37. Down_the_line

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    And Youzhny takes the TB! To a 5th set we go!
     
  38. Terenigma

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    We're into a 5th set, credit to youzhny for seing that set out, he was under alot of pressure but he came through. Great to see this match carry on, gives me something to watch till hewitt/tipsy
     
  39. Down_the_line

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    Good to know. Heaven knows the Canucks need more grit and size in their lineup in the future. Do you think there's an offensive game there to develop or is he likely destined to be a bottom 6 player in the NHL, if he's destined to be an NHL player at all?
     
  40. joeri888

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    Has anyone seen Any time violations yet? Or situations in which it could/should have been given but wasnt?
     
  41. merwy

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    COME ON YOUZHNY!! Came fighting back from 2 sets down after that horrible tiebreak. Now 2-2 in the 5th set. I hope the Russian veteran has still got it in him. Don't let this punk beat you.
     
  42. rafafan20

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    Right now I'd say 3rd line winger is the ceiling. We have a great record of developing two way forwards though. There are 45 Badgers right now in the NHL!!
     
  43. RodSmooth

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    Agreed my friend

    Good to know my girl cibulkova bagled that fat girl.

    Hopefully she can continue in the 3rd
     
  44. Down_the_line

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    Pretty impressive!
     
  45. rafafan20

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    the aussie players should be required to wear zinc on their noses.
     
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    And again, why are they showing women's tennis when there's a five setter being played?
     
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    Gotta love watching Ebden choke. Well played by Youzhny though.
     
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    I enjoy it considering youzny deserves it after the come back

    Gotta feeling youzny is going to give it back to him though. Hopefully not
     
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  49. Doubles

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    Ebden had all sorts of BP's in the fourth set. Youzhny is playing down in level. This is a choke from Matthew.
     
  50. Rocky89

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    I have come to the conclusion that the coverage here is so frustrating, they have shown so much WTA today. It's silly the AO website doesn't let me watch any matches on AOTV just because I live here.

    On another note, looks like it's all over for Ebden.
     

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