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2012 ATP Australian Open
« on: January 10, 2012, 05:43:13 AM »
Seeds,top 25 ATM
1    Novak Djokovic     
2    Rafael Nadal
3    Roger Federer
4    Andy Murray
5    David Ferrer
6    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
7    Tomas Berdych 
8    Mardy Fish
9    Janko Tipsarevic
10    Nicolas Almagro 
11    Juan Martin Del Potro 
12    Gilles Simon
13    Robin Soderling 
14    Alexandr Dolgopolov 
15    Gael Monfils
16    Andy Roddick 
17    John Isner
18    Richard Gasquet
19    Feliciano Lopez 
20    Marin Cilic
21    Viktor Troicki
22    Florian Mayer
23    Stanislas Wawrinka
24    Fernando Verdasco 
25    Milos Raonic
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Re: ATP Australian Open
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 07:51:58 AM »
When looking at that list..... It is such a pity that Wawrinka has again dropped out of the top 20; with his qualities he should be a stable top-10 player.


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Re: ATP Australian Open
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 11:34:52 AM »
Thanks for starting the AO thread SID - how exciting to be back in GS mode again!

Here is the WTA list of top 25 players:


1   Caroline Wozniacki   
2    Petra Kvitova   
3    Victoria Azarenka
4    Maria Sharapova
5    Na Li
6    Samantha Stosur
7    Vera Zvonareva
8    Agnieszka Radwanska
9    Marion Bartoli
10    Andrea Petkovic
11    Francesca Schiavone
12    Kim Clijsters
13    Serena Williams
14    Jelena Jankovic
15    Sabine Lisicki
16    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
17    Shuai Peng
18    Dominika Cibulkova
19    Svetlana Kuznetsova
20    Flavia Pennetta
21    Daniela Hantuchova
22    Ana Ivanovic
23    Julia Goerges
24    Roberta Vinci
25    Lucie Safarova

We started a separate thread for the WTA so you can post all the information on the women over there.   :))

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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012, 02:43:58 PM »
como on andyy



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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2012, 02:44:28 PM »
when is going to be released the bracket challenge ?? when the draw comes out on friday ??

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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2012, 01:21:12 AM »
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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2012, 01:28:57 AM »
Thanks for making the thread sid and good luck to Andy.
It's so good to see Lendl again, he was one of my fav's.  :cool:

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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2012, 07:26:15 AM »
Thanks on the thanks guys.Soon to be more late nights & up all night  :rofl_2: Lendl will be interesting along with Murray,Nole will be the man to beat here.

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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2012, 11:14:57 AM »
im gonna predict that it'll come down to the top four again

djokavic vs murray
rafa vs federer

murray vs rafa

rafa!!!!!

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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2012, 11:52:58 AM »
im gonna predict that it'll come down to the top four again

djokavic vs murray
rafa vs federer

murray vs rafa

rafa!!!!!

Me likes your prediction  :))


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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2012, 03:25:32 PM »
I hope your prediction comes true in draw for the top four tennis players,Be nice to see say rafa vs federer 4 a change.

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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2012, 04:07:05 AM »
Badhdatis's crazy fans are driving Del Potro crazy. Del Potro asked Fergus Murphy to call the security and Murphy replied this is not Davies cup.
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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2012, 01:48:44 PM »
Badhdatis's crazy fans are driving Del Potro crazy. Del Potro asked Fergus Murphy to call the security and Murphy replied this is not Davies cup.

Del Potro should be used to it. The Israeli crowd was pretty bad last year when he played Sela. It always seems strange for me as someone with Chilean connections when the Argentinians are shouted into silence.

People are noisy over there.

As I wrote at the time (when it was interesting talking to the ball kid parent too) ...

Only a small group of Croats was present and they were basically cheerful.  As well a droning on in their own language, from time to time they provided what might have been a translation for the locals along the lines of “Hello people come to cheer; let us know that you are here".
For the following match, the Argentinian cheer squad was pretty well silenced by the extremely loud and to me very unpleasant Israeli crowd. For me it bordered on the offensive. I had to keep telling myself that Dudi Sela is probably a really nice guy but with unfortunate friends. But the real news is that Del Potro is back, winning a fairly tough 4 setter. The serve, high toss and all, is back with all its former force but the former devastating forehand is not. In the old days, it was fatal to get into a baseline rally with  Del P. This time, the rallies would go on and on and would usually be won by Sela.  But, it is great to see JMDP back on the court again.
While watching the above, I got talking to a lady who told me how happy she was that two of her children were ball kids at the tournament. I learned a lot about how they have been training for the last 6 months and that there is a lot of work in ferrying them around. A hierarchy is established with the good ones ending up on center court and the less than good sent to the outer courts. They are constantly being evaluated. Her son, who was on center court the previous night, lost points once for holding a ball up for the player when the game was finished. She said that the kids ranked the players too. Djokovic was right at the top. He apparently always offers thanks and a smile for the offered towel. Roddick is down in the pits in their opinion. To my surprise, James Blake is way up there with Nole in practicing courtesy to those at hand. He’s made me cross with some of his public statements in the past but apparently more privately he is a really good guy.

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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2012, 05:47:50 PM »
rafa and federer are on the same half of the draw for the first time since '05 roland garros  :scared:

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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2012, 06:00:10 PM »
rafa and federer are on the same half of the draw for the first time since '05 roland garros  :scared:

 What the hell are you talking about?
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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2012, 06:24:23 PM »
rafa and federer are on the same half of the draw for the first time since '05 roland garros  :scared:


 What the hell are you talking about?


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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2012, 06:53:24 PM »
Cool!!

Nole's got some work cut out for himself.

Sid, did Murray get screwed again? I forgot. I always thought being on Federer's side of the draw was to his benefit, but I'll leave it to you to explain.
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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2012, 07:16:10 PM »
There are 6 qualifiers in Nadal's section - althought some of them have to play each other.  But this should be a benefit for Nadal's shoulder.

I think the top half (with Djokovic) is the stronger half.  You have the 'in-form' players on that half (Tsonga, Monfils, Ferrer, Roanic, Ferrer, etc.)

It should be interesting.

I just need to concentrate on Roger's draw. :))

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Re: 2012 ATP Australian Open
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2012, 08:03:42 PM »
I am pretty sure if Federer meets Bernard Tomic, Tomic is going to make a lot of troubles. Federer need to be aggressive, attacking Tomic weak serve, coming to the net, and making Tomic unbalance as more as possible.

The serve selection, I believe is combination of slice serve out wide and flat serve down to the T.  ..-)
Tomic really have trouble to deal with this combination.
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