australian open

  1. W

    Match Stats/Report - Agassi vs Sampras, Australian Open semi-final, 2000

    Andre Agassi beat Pete Sampras 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(0), 7-6(5), 6-1 in the Australian Open semi-final, 2000 on hard court Agassi would go onto win the title, beating Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the final. Agassi was the the reigning French Open and US Open champion and Wimbledon runner-up. Sampras was...
  2. W

    Match Stats/Report - Safin vs Federer, Australian Open semi-final, 2005

    Marat Safin beat Roger Federer 5-7, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(6), 9-7 in the Australian Open semi-final, 2005 on hard court Safin would go onto win the title, beating Lleyton Hewitt in the final. Federer had been the defending champion (having beaten Safin in the final) and would go onto win the...
  3. W

    Tri Match Stats/Reports - Djokovic vs Wawrinka, Australian Open fourth round & US Open semi-final, 2013 & Australian Open quarter-final, 2014

    Novak Djokovic beat Stan Wawrinka 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7(5), 12-10 in the Australian Open fourth round, 2013 on hard court Djokovic, the double defending champion, would go onto win the title, beating Andy Murray in the final. The two would meet again for next 2 years, both matches going to...
  4. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Verdasco, Australian Open semi-final, 2009

    Rafael Nadal beat Fernando Verdasco 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-6(2), 6-7(1), 6-4 in the Australian Open semi-final, 2009 on hard court Nadal would go onto win the title by beating Roger Federer in the final. To date, this remains Verdasco’s only semi showing at a Slam Nadal won 193 points...
  5. RaulRamirez

    Rafael Nadal - Amazing Longevity

    Kudos to Rafa for a stunning comeback victory today, notching his 21st slam, and finally, his second AO title. One of the most surprising thing about Rafa's legendary career has been his longevity at or near the very top. Especially for a player who has played - even if some think it has been...
  6. BGod

    [4]Tsitsipas vs. Medvedev[2] AO SF 2022

    Daniil still the one defending points. Two matches away from a 2nd Major and World #1. Stefanos would be gunning for 2nd career Final, first Slam and move up to world #3. Certainly playing less than half the time is some kind of edge for CITY BUS!!!!! 3:30AM ET 7:30PM Melbourne
  7. threehandedbackhand

    2022 Australian Open SF: [6] Rafael Nadal vs [7] Matteo Berrettini

    There's no Nadal vs Djokovic, we have Nadal vs Berrettini instead. Quite significant match, how will it go? H2H Nadal 1-0 Berrettini Road To The SF Vegas odds (as of 26 January) Sources: atptour.com oddsportal.com What do you think?
  8. merwy

    Zverev after R4 loss: "One of the worst matches I've played since Wimbledon"

    He also says he came here with the goal to win the title and take the world #1 spot, but doesn't deserve it when playing like this. Says it's silly to talk about becoming world #1 after a match like this. Needs to figure himself out first. He doesn't look very happy.
  9. threehandedbackhand

    Is Kecmanovic a Djokovic's hologram?

    Just think about this: Serbian tennis player. Born in Belgrade. Around 6 ft tall. Right-handed. With two-handed backhand. Storming through the Australian Open: 1R 3-0 against Caruso 2R 3-0 against Paul 3R 3-1 against Sonego You must admit it's becoming more and more suspicious. What if it's...
  10. Bender

    Djokovic to defend title via Zoom

    TENNIS star Novak Djokovic is to compete in the Australian Open remotely via Zoom, it has been confirmed. With Australia cancelling Djokovic’s visa for a second time ahead of his first match on Monday, the 34-year-old Serbian will work from home by playing all of his games over the video...
  11. threehandedbackhand

    Djokovic’s sponsor Lacoste to ‘review events’ around Australian deportation

    https://www.ft.com/content/1e437dd8-6de9-4a88-8b53-a4bc52994b84
  12. threehandedbackhand

    ABZ: name your biggest hopes before the final of 2022 AO

    Who is the most ready to take Zverev out? Please pick up to three players.
  13. D

    Where to watch the AUS OPEN?

    From Brazil. I'm doubting between star+, tennis channel or going full blackbeard. Thoughts?
  14. threehandedbackhand

    2022 Australian Open 1R: [21] Nikoloz Basilashvili vs [WC] Andy Murray

    Quite a match in the opening round. H2H Basilashvili 0-2 Murray Vegas odds (as of 13 January) Sources: atptour.com oddsportal.com What's your prediction?
  15. threehandedbackhand

    2022 Australian Open 1R: [1] Novak Djokovic vs Miomir Kecmanovic

    Draw has been released, but the match still stays in uncertainty. H2H Djokovic 1-0 Kecmanović Vegas odds (as of 13 January) Sources: atptour.com oddsportal.com What do you think?
  16. RaulRamirez

    COURTS: Tennis, Judicial and Public Opinion

    In real time, here are some thoughts on the controvery/ies surrounding Djokovic and the Australian Open. I'll try not to write 10 pages off the top, which I may be able to do with some coherency. There are three courts in play here: A. The tennis Court: Obviously, this revolves around a...
  17. D

    The Djokovic Situation: Unanswered Question on Strategy for Participation and Potential Achievement?

    There are clearly many other threads on the current Djokovic situation, so my apologies for starting another. I've searched through them as best I can, but could not determine if the following has been discussed (my apologies if it has). Amidst all the debate, I personally think it's reasonable...
  18. S

    Yonex Ezone 2022 AO

    The regular 2 year cycle for the ezone is almost up. 2016 - Ezone DR 2018 - Ezone (5th gen) 2020 - Ezone (6th gen) Meaning that the new ezone should arrive in 2022. Most probably early in the year. A few reps have said that the new ezones might arrive at the 2022 AO which would follow last...
  19. Enceladus

    Happy 50th Birthday, Pete Sampras!

    Today, August 12, 2021, one of the greatest tennis players in the history of tennis, Pete Sampras, celebrates his 50th birthday. During his career, he won 14 Grand Slam titles and 64 ATP singles titles, while spending 286 weeks in first place in the ATP world rankings. He has won 7 times...
  20. Fedeonic

    At least 6 titles in 2 Grand Slams

    With Djokovic's 6th win on Wimbledon 2021, he became only the second male player to with at least 6 titles in two different Grand Slams, sharing that record with Roger Federer. Below is the breakdown: -Djokovic's Aus Open titles (9): 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021...
  21. W

    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Djokovic vs Medvedev, Australian Open & US Open finals, 2021

    Novak Djokovic beat Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in the Australian Open final, 2021 on hard court It was Djokovic's record extending 9th title at the venue and his second 'three-peat'. Medvedev was playing his second Slam final. Medvedev had won 3 of the pair's last 4 matches Djokovic...
  22. W

    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Moya, Australian Open final, 1997

    Pete Sampras beat Carlos Moya 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 in the Australian Open final, 1997 on hard court It was Sampras' second and last Australian Open title. He had won the last Slam at the US Open. Moya was unseeded and beaten defending champion Boris Becker and number 2 seed Michael Chang among...
  23. W

    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Agassi vs Sampras, Australian Open & US Open finals, 1995

    Andre Agassi beat Pete Sampras 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(6), 6-4 in the Australian Open final, 1995 on hard court It was Agassi's first Australian Open, while Sampras had been the defending champion. The two would go onto meet in the finals of both Indian Wells (Sampras won) and Miami (Agassi...
  24. W

    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Djokovic vs Murray, Australian Open finals, 2013 & 2015

    Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-7(2), 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-2 in the Australian Open final, 2013 on hard court The win gave Djokovic his third straight Australian Open title and he became the first player in Open Era to do. He would go onto repeat the feat in 2019-2021. Murray had won the last...
  25. W

    Match Stats/Report - Djokovic vs Murray, Australian Open final, 2016

    Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-1, 7-5, 7-6(3) in the Australian Open final, 2016 on hard court It was Djokovic's 6th title at the event and Murray's fifth runner-up showing. The two had previously played 3 other finals (Djokovic winning them all), including the previous year. Djokovic...
  26. InsideOut900

    Djokovic AO 13 SF or Federer AO 07 SF, what do you think?

    Having given a thorough rewatch to both, yesterday and today respectively, I wanted to compare these 2 performances. Which one do you think was better? My breakdown by sets and by game components (serve, baseline, return, etc) Set 1: Federer started a bit shaky, got the early break, but gifted...
  27. W

    Match Stats/Report - Djokovic vs Murray, Australian Open final, 2011

    Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 in the Australian Open final, 2011 on hard court It was Djokovic's second title at the event and he would go onto win the next 2 years as well. Murray had been runner-up the previous year and won the pair's last 3 matches. The two would go...
  28. W

    Match Stats/Report - Lendl vs Mecir, Australian Open final, 1989

    Ivan Lendl beat Miloslav Mecir 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 in the Australian Open final, 1989 on hard court It was Lendl's first title at the event and he would go onto defend the title the follow year. The two players had previously played the US Open final in 1986 with Lendl winning Lendl won 90 points...
  29. TheAssassin

    Rate the 2021 Australian Open

    On a scale of 10 to 10, 10 being stunning.
  30. N01E

    Summoning jutsu

    Worked like a charm
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