australian open

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    Match Stats/Report - Edmondson vs Newcombe, Australian Open final, 1976

    Mark Edmondson beat John Newcombe 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-6(6), 6-1 in the Australian Open final, 1976 on grass It was the unseeded, 212 ranked Edmondson’s only Slam title and he remains the lowest ranked player to win one. Newcombe was the defending champion and second seed. Edmondson also defeated top...
  2. Neptune

    Multiple-time Australian Open finalists during two editions of Hard Court GOATs

    The two editions of HC GOATs are very clear: Nole (14 slams 50 big titles) Fed (11 slams 39 big titles) 3rd (Pete 7 slams, Agassi 21 big titles) Since the rise of Fed in 2004, there have been only six players who reached the AO final multiple times: Nole 10-0 Fed 6-1 Rafa 2-4 Murray 0-5 Meddy...
  3. Enceladus

    Who is more cursed at AO - Murray or Medvedev?

    Neither managed to win the AO, although both fought for the AO title several times. Murray reached 5 finals, more than Agassi or Wilander, but he never made win, but his efforts always failed against the two greatest AO champions - Djokovic & Federer. Medvedev reached 3 AO finals and took 2-0...
  4. UnforcedTerror

    Australian Open F: Jannik Sinner vs. Daniil Medvedev

    A new era, a new Australian Open champion, ladies and gentlemen. I love this final and I hate it at the same time. I'm really torn. Both deserve this title so much so I feel I'll be more gutted for the loser than I'm happy for the winner =(
  5. Enceladus

    AO 2024 QF - (3.) Daniil Medvedev vs (9.) Hubert Hurkacz

    ATP H2H: 3-2 for Hurkacz HC H2H: 2-1 for Medvedev GS H2H: 1-0 for Hurkacz Hubi advanced to his first QF at a hard majors. He will challenge one of the best HC players of recent years and finalist of two years of AO.
  6. Enceladus

    AO 2024 QF - (2.) Carlos Alcaraz vs. (6.) Alexander Zverev

    ATP H2H: 4-3 for Sascha HC H2H: 3-1 for Sascha GS H2H: 1-1 tie With a win over Zverev, Carlitos would reach SF at all four Grand Slams, among active tennis players, Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and Čilić have achieved this. Sascha will be looking to equaled his best result at AO from 2020. Who will...
  7. Enceladus

    AO 2024 QF - (3.) Jannik Sinner vs (5.) Andrey Rublev

    ATP H2H: 4-2 for Sinner HC H2H: 2-1 for Sinner GS H2H: 1-0 for Rublev One of them will be playing at the AO in SF for the first time, and for Rublev, victory would also bring him the first promotion into the Grand Slam SF. It will be a duel between two players with a great punch, who will be...
  8. Rattie

    2024 Australian Open (Men’s Singles)

    Some changes this year, in that the tournament begins on Sunday 14th January rather than a Monday, meaning R1 will take place over three days as opposed to two. Additionally daytime sessions on the central courts, Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena, will feature a minimum of two matches...
  9. C

    Question for those of you who have attended the Australian Open

    Would it make sense to make John Cain Arena (aka Melbourne Arena and previously Hisense Arena) the #2 stadium at the AO and shift Margaret Court Arena to become the #3 court/stadium, due to the former venue's larger capacity (10,300 at Cain Arena, 7500 at Court Arena)? I was looking at...
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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Kafelnikov vs Enqivst, Australian Open final, 1999 & Kafelnikov vs Stich, French Open final, 1996

    Yevgeny Kafelnikov beat Thomas Enqvist 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-6(1) in the Australian Open final, 1999 on hard court It was Kafelnikov’s second and last Slam title and unseeded Envqist’s only Slam final Kafelnikov won 130 points, Enqvist 113 (Note: I’m missing 2 points completely and 1 partially...
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    Match Stats/Report - Korda vs Rios, Australian Open final, 1998

    Petr Korda beat Marcelo Rios 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 in the Australian Open final, 1998 on hard court It would turn out be be Korda’s only Slam title. Previously, he’d lost the French Open final to Jim Courier in 1992. It would be Rios’ only Slam final but he would win Indian Wells and Miami shortly...
  12. RaulRamirez

    Who are/were the best players to never win their home slam?

    Of course, do as many as you want, for both tours: ** Best Aussie(s) to never win the Australian Open: Best French player(s) to never take Roland Garros: Best Brit(s) to never capture Wimby: Best Americans to never garner the US Open trophy: ** It could be the best overall player or the...
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    Match Stats/Report - Djokovic vs Simon, Australian Open fourth round, 2016

    Novak Djokovic beat Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-7(1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the Australian Open fourth round, 2016 on hard court Djokovic would go onto win the tournament, beating Andy Murray in the final for the second year in a row. It was his then record extending 6th title at the event. He had won...
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    Match Stats/Report - Djokovic vs Federer, Australian Open semi-final, 2020

    Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 7-6(1), 6-4, 6-3 in the Australian Open semi-final, 2020 on hard court Djokovic would go onto win the title, beating Dominic Thiem in the final. This was the last meeting between the pair. Djokovic finished the head-to-head with 27-23 lead. This was the last...
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    Match Stats/Report - Wilander vs McEnroe, Australian Open semi-final, 1983

    Mats Wilander beat John McEnroe 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in the Australian Open semi-final, 1983 on grass Wilander would go onto win the title, beating Ivan Lendl in the final. McEnroe was the reigning Wimbledon champion and playing this event for the first time Wilander won 127 points, McEnroe 113...
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    Match Stats/Report - Djokovic vs Tsitsipas, Australian Open, 2023

    Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6(4), 7-6(5) in the Australian Open final, 2023 on hard court It was Djokovic’s landmark and record extending 10th title at the event, as well as record equalling 21st Slam title. He’d go onto win the French Open soon after to set a new record...
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    Match Stats/Report - Courier vs Edberg, Australian Open final, 1993

    Jim Courier beat Stefan Edberg beat 6-2, 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 in the Australian Open final, 1993 on hard court The match was a repeat of previous years final, which Courier had also won. This would turn out to be Courier’s last Slam title, though he’d reach the final of both French Open and Wimbledon...
  18. Enceladus

    Marijana Kovačević: A miraculous doctor, who "saved" Djokovic at AO 2023

    Here I present an article about Dr. Marijana Kovačević, who helped Djokovic with his hamstring injury at AO 2023. In the past, Dr. Kovačević helped several sports stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Alexis Sanchez or Robin van Persie. Her treatment methods are unusual but effective. Link...
  19. TheAssassin

    Rate the 2023 Craig Tiley Night Sessions Open

    On a scale of 10 to 10, 10 being stunning. :whistle:
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    2023 Australian Open Final: [3] Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Novak Djokovic [4]

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    Djokovic is the first ever AO semifinalist who hasn't played in a day session

    Until 2021 both SFs and F were guaranteed to be played in a night session. 2022 SF Nadal vs Berrettini was in a day session.
  22. Fedeonic

    I miss the quirks of each Grand Slam

    Since 2019, all Grand Slams have been losing their own personality for some reason that I never heard of. Some of the sad changes made by each major: -AO: No more Thu-Fri night men's SF and Thu afternoon women's SF, no more ad-set final set. -RG: Scheduled night sessions, divided one-W one-M QF...
  23. jl809

    Actually mad how much Nadal's draw would have opened up if he'd managed to find some form

    Would have gone from Nakashima - Tiafoe - Medvedev to (most likely) Mackie - Khachanov - Korda. Just goes to show how mad the men's side has been this year and how easily circumstances can work out for the big 2
  24. innoVAShaun

    2023 Australian Open Outfits

    Post up pics and comment on what the pros are wearing at the 2023 Australian Open.
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    How many sets in total will Djokovic drop in 2023 Australian Open?

    Previous results: 2022 - [has not played] 2021 - 5 (Tiafoe, Fritz 2, Raonic, Zverev) 2020 - 3 (Struff, Thiem 2) 2019 - 2 (Shapovalov, Medvedev) 2018 - 4 (Monfils, Chung 3) [4R exit] 2017 - 3 (Istomin 3) [2R exit] 2016 - 3 (Simon 2, Federer) 2015 - 3 (Wawrinka 2, Murray) 2014 - 3 (Wawrinka 3) [QF...
  26. D

    Zverev to win 2023 Australian Open

    He is returning after 6 months of recovery from an ankle injury. Refreshed. Regrouped. Strong as never before. He's just easily defeated Djokovic in a HC match in Dubai. 6-4 6-3. In Melbourne the tennis world will see an unforgettable display.
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    Prediction: Novak will lose in the 1st round of AO 2023

    Fourth time in his career after 2018, 2020 (76 61 26 36 46 against Hurkacz), and 2021. Sorry, Dennis. It isn't a bold anticipation, is it?
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    Odds To Win Men's Australian Open 2023

    In the Vegas market Djokovic is the main favourite, however his chances are clearly below 50%.
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    AO23 seedings

    It has been pretty much determined as there are almost no tournaments between YEC and AO. Only Ruud and Fritz can improve their effective seedings (those relevant during the draw procedure), but Turin win is necessary to do that. Rublev is locked in a 5-8 range. Djokovic is locked in a 5-8 range...
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    Djokovic at the AO23. Two months away, what result do you predict?

    Poll open till the end of November 2022.