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

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Janko Tipsarevic

    1.6%
  10. Someone else

    2.3%
  1. tennis-player

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    I agree with you
     
  2. Rock Strongo

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    I'm probably going to contract some hideous and life-threatening disease caused by sleep deprivation... So good night everybody, been fun being with you and take care for the rest of the evening!
     
  3. SoBad

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    Come on Rhyne, step it up, you can lose the next one to Berankis...

    PS Damn it they're going 5...

    PPS Sweet dreams Rock...
     
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  4. kishnabe

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    Myaer to the 5th set 14-12 tiebreak
     
  5. SoBad

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    Unbelievable, I was already drafting the Berankis v. Murray 3R thread...
     
  6. Terenigma

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    Do you think they will show the jamie baker vs lukas rosol match? Might be worth a watch.
     
  7. axel89

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    don't worry if some random name Rhyne williams can take Flo to a 5th set then Berankis will trash flo
     
  8. SoBad

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    My worry is that Rhyne caught Flo sleeping, but now Flo will wake up and come after Berankis with everything he's got.
     
  9. Terenigma

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    Azarenka wins in straight sets.

    Federer up next i do believe?
     
  10. Geology_Rocks!

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    Nadal is next, right?
     
  11. Clarky21

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    To retire? Probably so. Lol.
     
  12. SoBad

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    Federlina taking sweet time dragging her purses to the court apparently.
     
  13. MindoverMatter

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    And Williams makes doubly sure that I'm not right about anything.
     
  14. fundrazer

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    Wouldn't surprise me if this Llodra Tsonga match turns out to be the best match of the first few days.
     
  15. joeri888

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    Torn between staying with it an watching fed. I think this tennis is great fun, though i think Llodra can not make it competitive enough to make it the best match
     
  16. fundrazer

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    Yeah, I was just thinking I didn't really say what I was thinking in my head. In terms of Llodra being a match for Jo, probably not... I am very much enjoying the points so far though. Some great athleticism from both guys.
     
  17. Terenigma

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    2 Outstanding points from both players, this match has started amazing
     
  18. Sabratha

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    Djokovic has this.
     
  19. Terenigma

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    This guy Paire seems to be pretty good, i know he's down a break but he's pulling out some good shots and the shots he plays are the right shots, this guy could cause some problems if federer drops his level.
     
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    I don't see it happening.
     
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    I doubt it. Even a slightly rusty Fed is rolling him.
     
  22. DolgoSantoro

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    That Duckworth kid's backhand is pretty good.
     
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    The announcers were not pleased with Paire's last set. Flat-out scolding him at times.
     
  24. Terenigma

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    Can you blame them? Paire was obviously a beaten man but he could of at least tried to go out with dignity instead of just play weak shots and just asking federer to beat him, the lil tweener shot he tried to pull off was just messing around and not being proffesional in his defeat.

    He started well but im glad he's out based on how he acted in the 3rd set.
     
  25. romeo8880

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    So mad that the Dolgo/Monfils match is at 3 AM. I gotta go to bed man!
     
  26. Clarky21

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    Why does Mannarino's hair always look so greasy and dirty? It's a mess.
     
  27. TennisA

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    Mannarino's FH takeback is the shortest one I've ever seen :shock:
     
  28. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I was just going to comment on that as well. It looks like the sole contributor to his racquet head acceleration is his wrist snap...
     
  29. Irrelevant

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    Anyone else notice Mannarino has Nike apparel but is using Adidas shoes?
     
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    Delpo up 5-0, 0 unforced errors so far. :)

    Edit: Delpo wins the set 6-1 with 0 unforced errors. Power pushing at it's best.
     
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  31. Pwned

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    What an atrocious lineup of matches for a grand slam tomorrow.
     
  32. MichaelNadal

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    I've gotta watch this one.

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  33. romeo8880

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    What's going on with Simon? Lost first set and down a break in the 2nd.
     
  34. Rock Strongo

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    Heading towards a Raonic-Rosol second round!
     
  35. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Don't worry, he'll eventually push his opponent to sleep and win.
     
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    This happened
     
  37. Metalica

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    The coverage by channel 7 here in Australia is absolutely shocking. Today they showed Duckworth and Mitchell who were both nobodies over Federer because they are Aussie. This kind of thing happens every year e.g last Wimbledon they showed Stosur over Federer (Stosur. At Wimbledon.). Anyone else have similar experiences here?
     
  38. Duncan Bell

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    Can't wait for Brands vs Tomic. Big fan of Brands after seeing him trouble JMdP in Vienna last year.
     
  39. joeri888

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    You my friend, are missing out on the best match of the year so far
     
  40. Seventeen

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    One year they cut to Home and Away for two sets of a later-stage Fed match, it's a joke.

    Edit: Here's a link I found after some googling - I was livid at the time.
     
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  41. Rocky89

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    Yep it's absolutely ridiculous. They've cut away from the Monfils and Dolgo match to show Wickmayer and Gajdosova because an Australian is playing. Channel 7's coverage is so biased and pathetic this year.
     
  42. joeri888

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    Tomorrows schedule looks extremely uninteresting. Djokovic Harrison could be okay and maybe López-stepanek, but other than That:/
     
  43. Metalica

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    They're now showing Gajdosova vs Wickmayer (not a match worthy of being played on Rod Laver really) instead of Monfils vs Dolgopolov (which i thought has the potential to be a classic). Gajdosova is ranked 166 in the world and never won a match at the Aus Open in 7 attempts.
     
  44. RodSmooth

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    Monfils playing pretty good considering.

    Volleys are on
     
  45. Hood_Man

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    Managed to get next Thursday and Friday off work :) If only I'd got Wednesday off as well...
     
  46. joeri888

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    Wednesday isn't that interesting, is it? Or do you mean next week? Not sure whether next wednesday is tomorrow or the wednesday after that.:oops:
     
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    Verdasco-Malisse could be entertaining as well. Good shotmakers.
     
  48. joeri888

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    You are right. Forgot about that one. Might actually the best match, because their both very talented headcases and it could be very competitive. Still, not a great schedule imo
     
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    Is it just me or the ball is flying through the courts alot faster than previous Aust Open? Could it be the record breaking heat causing this?
     
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    The poor coverage yesterday from both Foxtel and Channel 7 was the main reason I went today. I knew damn well they weren't going to show the Haas match on tv and I didn't want to miss it. Worth it.
     

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