Australian Open 2016 Official Thread

Who will be the champion??

  • Djokovic

    Votes: 64 60.4%
  • Federer

    Votes: 11 10.4%
  • Murray

    Votes: 12 11.3%
  • Wawrinka

    Votes: 5 4.7%
  • Nadal

    Votes: 5 4.7%
  • Berdych

    Votes: 2 1.9%
  • Nishikori

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ferrer

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Raonic

    Votes: 3 2.8%
  • Other

    Votes: 3 2.8%

  • Total voters
    106
  • Poll closed .

Wynter

Legend
Surprised everyone went for Paire in the SDL, Rubin's a good if relatively unknown prospect. Nice to see he's up a set, anyone been watching and able to comment on how he's been playing?
 

ArcspacE

Legend
There is a new 'shot' I'm seeing more and more this year - cross-court BH with heavy top spin

Or am I imagining this?
 

Rob_C

Hall of Fame
Surprised everyone went for Paire in the SDL, Rubin's a good if relatively unknown prospect. Nice to see he's up a set, anyone been watching and able to comment on how he's been playing?
I wouldnt say Rubin is a good prospect, I think he's too small. However, he is very scrappy, doesnt beat himself, and has reliable groundies off both sides.

Paire clearly has a crappy forehand, sorta like Gulbis, and everyone knows. Paire knows that everyone knows, so Rubin is gonna continue to play to Paire's forehand and wait for the error.
 

gn

G.O.A.T.
Haha! I completely forgot Fed is No.3 :D
And a question: Is it too late for Paire to improve his forehand?
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
Immense rallies to open this match. Such winners from Rogr! Still, it looks hard work out there...
 
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