2019 Australian Open - Men's Singles - Discussion Thread

Who will win AO?

  • Novak Djokovic

    Votes: 54 39.4%
  • Roger Federer

    Votes: 29 21.2%
  • Alexander Zverev

    Votes: 4 2.9%
  • Dominic Thiem

    Votes: 4 2.9%
  • Rafael Nadal

    Votes: 21 15.3%
  • Stan Wawrinka

    Votes: 4 2.9%
  • Andy Murray

    Votes: 8 5.8%
  • Kei Nishikori

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Karen Khachanov

    Votes: 3 2.2%
  • Other

    Votes: 8 5.8%

  • Total voters
    137

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
HJillarious... I am watching the Chung vs Klahn match and there is Huge Korean crowd there and they are cheering on every mistake by klahn.......... LOL
 

3fees

G.O.A.T.
The event format for Australian Open 2019 are as below:

Men’s singles main draw

Best of five tiebreak sets.

The first four sets seven point tiebreak at six games all.

The final set 10 point tiebreak at six games all.

Cheers
3fees :)
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
You are of the completely wrong assumption that it is a rare occurrence for players to have to play on day one after they decide to play the direct lead up event

If you want to blame something I would suggest blaming the second Sino-Japanese War
Its a rarity on ATP tour and I watch, of course many winners have byes in the next event so a nonevent in those cases. I'm pretty sure Vienna tried to screw Dimitrov one year (Thiem factor) and he simply withdrew.;)

I heard some rumor mill discussion and I heard the halves went in the order because Zedrot was nursing injury and they wanted to give him extra day; @Red Rick approved move. Zverev no longer NextGen it appears and getting some Fraudo corruption going his way.:-D

All these guys still alive including King Fritz.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
And what happens if Seppi and ADM were in different half ? And this could have happened with Auckland as well. What are the organizers supposed to do ? The only thing is they could have been scheduled for the last match of the day
Apparently the did the "right thing" and rigged the schedule for an injured Zedrot.:sneaky:
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Chung-Klahn 6:7(5), 6:7(5), 6:3, 6:2, 2:2
Chung may take the first time in his career turned from 0:2 on the sets.
WOW,, Chung vs Klahn match is the best match of the tournament..... super close. Chung had 3 break points in 5th set and didn't convert. but held strong in next game.... They are both serving great
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
why is this racist ?
Amazingly (despite apparent fine level) Auckland finalists both gone.:eek: Sandgren loses and Norrie got smoke by Fritz. I thought Sandgren was more your garden variety homophone based on some texts from College, but apparently he's expanded his game though no one has offered much evidence beyond these somewhat youthful indiscretions. Worst things I've seen are Medvedev over the line with Young in Savannah though the Donald was quite forgiving. And then we have the reverse with Young and GF making some dangerously false accusations against Ryan Harrison at New York Open in 2018. But heh I'm all ears on Sandgren's latest discretions, but nobody wants to provide the beef (links).:unsure:
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
WOW,, Chung vs Klahn match is the best match of the tournament..... super close. Chung had 3 break points in 5th set and didn't convert. but held strong in next game.... They are both serving great
What am I doing watching Shapo kick A? Chung it is.:p
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Amazingly (despite apparent fine level) Auckland finalists both gone.:eek: Sandgren loses and Norrie got smoke by Fritz. I thought Sandgren was more your garden variety homophone based on some texts from College, but apparently he's expanded his game though no one has offered much evidence beyond these somewhat youthful indiscretions. Worst things I've seen are Medvedev over the line with Young in Savannah though the Donald was quite forgiving. And then we have the reverse with Young and GF making some dangerously false accusations against Ryan Harrison at New York Open in 2018. But heh I'm all ears on Sandgren's latest discretions, but nobody wants to provide the beef (links).:unsure:
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Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Fans cheering Klahn errors like crazy.
Not sure what happened there......... but Klahn made 2 very very easy unforced errors on short duck shots at 30-30 and gives away the match to Chung. It sounded like they were playing in Seoul Korea....LOL. but I think that back injury to Klahn did him in.
 

True Fanerer

G.O.A.T.
Chung needs to keep flying under the radar so he's on small courts with 90% rabid Korean contingent. I'm not sure I've ever heard a more lopsided crowd outside of Davis Cup.:D
Yep that's as bad as it gets. If they could all get tickets to a big court, I think they'd still be a factor as devoted as they were.
 

Ray Mercer

Hall of Fame
You gotta love the Shapo forehand. He puts absolutely everything into it. It reminds me of when prime Fed used to just explode into the ball.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
When you wake up in Europe, watch the results, see "retired" in the match featuring Nishikori, and you realise it's the other guy:

The worm has turned apparently for Injurkori; If both Nadal and Nishikori rehabilitate to around 50% by USO, it could make for a spectacular final there.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
You gotta love the Shapo forehand. He puts absolutely everything into it. It reminds me of when prime Fed used to just explode into the ball.
Great comment, but I'll need some highlights to think prime Fed is even close to Shapo gone wild.
 
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