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. westside

    westside Hall of Fame

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    The only time of the year when I bet on tennis, or bet in general. Can't wait for this to start :D :D
     
  2. rainingaces

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    Who are you betting on?

    I have a bet on bolelli and symeezk.
     
  3. westside

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    Started off real easy for day 1, just need; Dimitrov, Monaco, Almagro, Fogninni, Malisse and Wawrinka to get up :)
     
  4. rainingaces

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    I dont see that happening johnson will give almagro a close match and is a good bet, monaco and wawa could lose if they have a off day and dimi will probably go to 5.
     
  5. Nostradamus

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    Nishkori will rule.
     
  6. rafafan20

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    wohoo its on! Thinking about an all nighter. I always am so amped for the AO because its been so long since Grand Slam tennis. First set of matches are great too, howabout a Johnson over Amalgro upset?
     
  7. wintintu

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    bolelli is not a bad shout my friend. People getting over-excited by JJ and this is reflected in bolelli's over-inflated price. Didn't back that one myself but good call
     
  8. jaggy

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    I think ill start with Almagro-Johnson, Johnson interests me and I love Almagros bh
     
  9. Bad_Knee

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    I love the feeling when all the lights are off in my room, the AO music comes on, the beautiful Melbourne sun, the delightful blue courts....Tennis is back baby!!!

    Bring on a fortnight of all nighters.
     
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    I have a quick question...wasn't the ATP considering getting rid of lets and were going to try it at the beginning of the year? Has that been put into place?
     
  11. Tammo

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    Looking forward to Johnson vs Almagro
     
  12. pauliewa

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    Yeah, real stoked about this Johnson Almagro first rounder! Tennis is here!!!
     
  13. Bad_Knee

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    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH annoying Melbourne advert is back...

    I used to like it, but I've heard it 10 billion times....

    Oh and Franklin Templeton too!
     
  14. Rock Strongo

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    I'm giddy, it begins now!
     
  15. W.P. Mayhew

    W.P. Mayhew Semi-Pro

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    Just on the Chanllenger tour, as a tryout.
     
  16. Rock Strongo

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    I'm looking forward to the first set of it. Hate that school starts at 8 tomorrow...
     
  17. rainingaces

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    Thanks pal. Bolelli is playing well the court is more to his liking i would have thought. Syenczk is bet of the round though he came through qualies playing great and karlo is woeful atm look at the players he lost to in slams over the years. It does not look too hot that is putting me off a little.
     
  18. powerangle

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    Ahhh...excited for the first ball to be struck in the grand slam season. :D
     
  19. westside

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    Aussie's on here...Fox Sports isn't doing the multi court option this year. Is this some kind of sick joke?
     
  20. rafafan20

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    What is the point of tennis channel if they are showing reruns of an old exhibition match?
     
  21. zam88

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    i hate watching a sharapova match.


    This sucks.. why do the good men's matches have to be at 1-2 am my time
     
  22. veroniquem

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    You could watch Nishi instead. (or Almagro)
     
  23. Rock Strongo

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    Court looks high-bouncing, but rather quick actually!
     
  24. Ico

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    I want to say it looks fast too, but that might just be Sharapova.
     
  25. rainingaces

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    Eurosport say its very slow, seems faster then last year to me and the suns not out so that is surprising.
     
  26. Rock Strongo

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    Watching the Almagro-Johnson match on an outside court, check that instead!
     
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    Ugh, that grunting. How I missed it. NOT.

    The only time I watch WTA is when Eurosport forces me to. Hope she hurries up.
     
  28. TheF1Bob

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    Not on eurosport though. :mad:
     
  29. forzamilan90

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    Anybody got a stream for the Dimitrov match???????
     
  30. Rock Strongo

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    Ugh. Last year was glue.
     
  31. rafafan20

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    Its not on espn3, try searching first row sports on google
     
  32. Rock Strongo

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    Not on a camera court, unfortunately...
     
  33. jaggy

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    Lotto's lemon looks very lemony on Almagro
     
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    why aren't they showing GRigor vs benneteu match ? Grigor could go out if he isn't careful
     
  35. forzamilan90

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    no wonder it's impossible to find, sigh. Fingers crossed in that case
     
  36. veroniquem

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    No but you can watch Almagro or Nishikori on **********
     
  37. rafafan20

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    nice hold from Johnson
     
  38. jaggy

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    Johnson holding up well so far on serve
     
  39. veroniquem

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    Dimitrov seems to be destroying Benneteau.
     
  40. Rock Strongo

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    There's nothing really that Almagro can do when the Johnson first serve goes in. Would be very interesting if he could keep this up as that could make for quite a match.
     
  41. jaggy

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    I looked away and missed something, did a ball boy/girl get hurt?
     
  42. Nostradamus

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    LOL, Dimitrov is unseeded and Bennetteu is seeded.
     
  43. Rock Strongo

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    I also conveniently looked away at that point... Looks like the ball kid fell on the sponsor's sign...
     
  44. veroniquem

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    Dimitrov is annoyingly streaky. Back on serve.
     
  45. Nostradamus

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    yes he got hit by steve Johnson's forehand was briefly knocked out.
     
  46. yellowmatter

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    So many mens matches and Eurosport had to be showing the shriek machine. It's a shame they mostly show wta all year long.
    There should be "a pay what you want to watch" service...
     
  47. jaggy

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    Johnson serving like a beast
     
  48. Rock Strongo

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    Almagro is only at 26% first serves in:O
     
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    johnson playing like a boss
     
  50. Onehandedbackhand

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    Johnson off to a fast start. This would be a nice win.

    Far as Almagro, not playing till now might have hurt him. A loss here would lose some major points. Made 4th round last year.
     

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