australian open

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    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...
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    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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  10. 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...
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    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...
  12. 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...
  13. TheAssassin

    Rate the 2021 Australian Open

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

    Summoning jutsu

    Worked like a charm
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    Match Stats/Report - Djokovic vs Thiem, Australian Open final, 2020

    Novak Djokovic beat Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Australian Open final, 2020 on hard court Djokovic was the defending champion and this was his record extending 8th Australian Open title. This was Thiem's third loss in as many Slam finals. He would go onto win his maiden Slam at...
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    What happened to Dieguito?

    Title is self-explanatory. What happened?
  17. Tenacity

    AO prize money to be more evenly distributed

  18. RaulRamirez

    Quick Question: Why is Sinner not seeded?

    Watching Shapo- Sinner - kind of a tough break for both that this is a first round match. Present rankings are 11 and 32. What am I missing? Why isn't Sinner seeded?
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    Google search results on Sunday, February 21 2021

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    Match Stats/Report - Federer vs Agassi, Australian Open quarter-final, 2005

    Roger Federer beat Andre Agassi 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the Australian Open quarter-final, 2005 on hard court Federer would go onto lose in the next round to Marat Safin. The two would go onto play the US Open final later in the year, with Federer again winning Federer won 99 points, Agassi 79...
  21. N01E

    Mandela Effect: AO 2009 final

    Most people remember it as an epic 5-set thriller, but it actually was a rather easy straight set win. Bamos!
  22. Enceladus

    2021 Australian Open - Men's Singles - General Discussion

    Under normal circumstances, the men's final of the Australian Open 2021 would be take place today (January 31). However, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the great caution of the Victoria state authorities, AO 2021 was postponed to February and qualifying competition was played outside...
  23. InsideOut900

    4th set of 2000 Australian Open SF, one of the best sets ever

    Note: I am talking about this here and not on Former Pro to bring it to attention to some people that might have not seen it, rather than people who watch this all day long. Also for better visibility. The set starts around 1:44:00 mark until 2:32:00, so roughly 48 mins of pure brilliance, but...
  24. Enceladus

    Novak Djokovic sent an open letter to Australia

    Nole published an open letter to Australia on his social media accounts, in which he commented in detail on the situation before the start of the tournaments there. In this way, Djoker responds to the criticism he faces after the publication of ideas for easing the so-called "hard quarantine"...
  25. eman11

    New Kygios Shoes 2021 (Pre Aussie Open)

    I'm sure most have already seen this...
  26. Enceladus

    Jeremy Chardy accused the AO organizers of favoring the TOP 3 tennis players

    Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams will spend quarantine and preparation for the Australian part of the season in Adelaide, where they will play exhibition matches at the end of January. The exclusive bubble in Adelaide will number a total...
  27. InsideOut900

    Australian Open 2008, but the semifinals are reversed, what happens?

    Say we have Nadal-Federer and Djokovic-Tsonga in the semifinals. Who would you favour in each match, who would win the potential final afterwards? To spice it up, let's presume Nadal plays better, since he was a bit shellshocked against Tsonga and severely underperformed, but this time he gets...
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    Australian Open Trophy Cameo in Wonder Woman 1984?

    I just wrapped up watching the movie, and saw an interesting glimmer at around 13:29 into the movie of a trophy. Looks a whole lot like the mens australian open trophy. Thoughts?
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    Match Stats/Report - Wawrinka vs Nadal, Australian Open final, 2014

    Stan Wawrinka beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the Australian Open final, 2014 on hard court It was the first of Wawrinka's to date 3 Slam titles. Nadal had won the last Slam at US Open previous year and would go onto win the next at French Open. Nadal had won all 12 of the pair's...
  30. James P

    AO Entry List is out!!

    AO Main Draw: 1 Novak Djokovic 1 1 2 Rafael Nadal 2 2 3 Dominic Thiem 3 3 4 Daniil Medvedev 4 4 5 Roger Federer 5 5 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas 6 6 7 Alexander Zverev 7 7 8 Andrey Rublev 8 8 9 Diego Schwartzman 9 9 10 Matteo Berrettini 10 10 11 Gael Monfils 11 11 12 Denis...