australian open

  1. 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...
  2. W

    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...
  7. 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...
  8. TheAssassin

    Rate the 2023 Craig Tiley Night Sessions Open

    On a scale of 10 to 10, 10 being stunning. :whistle:
  9. threehandedbackhand

    2023 Australian Open Final: [3] Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Novak Djokovic [4]

    H2H Tsitsipas 2-10 Djokovic Road To The Final Vegas odds (as of 27 January) Sources:
  10. threehandedbackhand

    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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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
  13. innoVAShaun

    2023 Australian Open Outfits

    Post up pics and comment on what the pros are wearing at the 2023 Australian Open.
  14. threehandedbackhand

    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...
  15. threehandedbackhand

    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.
  16. threehandedbackhand

    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?
  17. threehandedbackhand

    Odds To Win Men's Australian Open 2023

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

    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...
  19. threehandedbackhand

    Djokovic at the AO23. Two months away, what result do you predict?

    Poll open till the end of November 2022.
  20. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Medvedev, Australian Open final, 2022

    Rafael Nadal beat Daniil Medvedev 2-6, 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 in the Australian Open final, 2022 on hard court It was Nadal’s record breaking 21st Slam title and second title at the event, giving him a double career Grand Slam. Medvedev was the reigning US Open champion, had been runner-up the...
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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Agassi vs Sampras, Australian Open semi-final, 2000 & US Open quarter-final, 2001

    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...
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    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...
  23. W

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

    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...
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    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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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
  27. 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: What do you think?
  28. M

    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.
  29. 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...
  30. 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...