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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #180 on: January 14, 2013, 04:51:49 PM »
First Up on Laver: Murray-Haase bloodbath, Fed is third up

First Up on Hisense: Wozniacki-Lisicki, Tsonga-Llodra is third up (ESPN reported that Tsonga lost 15 pounds. I didn't know that), followed by Delpo-Mannarino





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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #181 on: January 14, 2013, 06:29:52 PM »
Murray up a break already.  Could Haase find it in himself to make a good match of this?
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #182 on: January 14, 2013, 06:38:08 PM »
Murray up a break already.  Could Haase find it in himself to make a good match of this?

No. Haase's potential was overestimated IMO.
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #183 on: January 14, 2013, 07:04:34 PM »
Murray up a break already.  Could Haase find it in himself to make a good match of this?

No. Haase's potential was overestimated IMO.

There was a strange game at 4-1 with Murray serving. Haase was up 0-40 & it went to a number of deuces with Murray finally winning it. He can play great shots, but seems to lack a game plan. One of the comms described him accurately as wild.  I'd like to see him play Dolgopolov.  I like wild but not bonkers.
Haase couldn't hold serve & the first set went to Murray 6-3.     

EDIT : Murray up 3-1 & serving. He looks relaxed & just going about his business. A good start from him requiring little more than to keep his head.  This will be over in straights & I'll be surprised if RH wins more than another couple of games. 

Babblelot,  what are the chances of your man Paire getting past Federer?
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #184 on: January 14, 2013, 07:23:52 PM »
 :lmao: :rofl_2:  Paire

I'm just glad I'll enjoy a Federer 1R match. Usually he plays a Q or WC or Falla...

Murray is abusing Haase's serve.
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #185 on: January 14, 2013, 07:26:23 PM »
Murray making things look easy atm with 2 sets to the good :)

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #186 on: January 14, 2013, 07:28:21 PM »
I'm just waiting for Roger's match to start.  It might be a tough one for him since he hasn't played any warm-up tournaments/matches... But I hope he can come through.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #187 on: January 14, 2013, 07:31:58 PM »
:lmao: :rofl_2:  Paire

I'm just glad I'll enjoy a Federer 1R match. Usually he plays a Q or WC or Falla...

Murray is abusing Haase's serve.

Re: Federer / Paire, quite so Babblelot.  I'll try to stay up but the time difference is a killer.  i've got to be reasonably coherent at work!   :)

Re: Murray, I think he's abusing Haase, full stop. With a substantial input of self-abuse by RH too.
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #188 on: January 14, 2013, 07:33:09 PM »
Murray making things look easy atm with 2 sets to the good :)
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #189 on: January 14, 2013, 07:35:50 PM »
Murray making things look easy atm with 2 sets to the good :)
Sid - are you in old Blighty?

Yes i am Gawdblessya & it's going to be a long night,i'm always up @ silly O'clock when Ozz is on. :)

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #190 on: January 14, 2013, 07:47:17 PM »
Murray making things look easy atm with 2 sets to the good :)
Sid - are you in old Blighty?

Yes i am Gawdblessya & it's going to be a long night,i'm always up @ silly O'clock when Ozz is on. :)
Me too.  But rather inconveniently, work gets in the way of my owl-fest!   I'm sure you're pleased with Murray's start here. He's up 4-3 & serving in the 3rd set. The comms were saying that this match would be more of a challenge than his next one, which makes the mind boggle somewhat, but a chance to settle in nicely is just what the doctor ordered.  Enjoy the rest of what you see. I'm calling it a night.   :)
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #191 on: January 14, 2013, 07:49:15 PM »
Raonic is on serve with some dude Hajek 2-1
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #192 on: January 14, 2013, 08:06:00 PM »
Hajek breaks, now serving 5-3.
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #193 on: January 14, 2013, 08:09:33 PM »
Hajek takes the first set off Raonic.
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #194 on: January 14, 2013, 09:57:29 PM »
Raonic wins with 30 aces.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #195 on: January 14, 2013, 10:12:24 PM »
Paire's a nice looking player. This will be an enjoyable match to watch.
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #196 on: January 14, 2013, 10:14:48 PM »
Paire's a nice looking player. This will be an enjoyable match to watch.

He's already made a couple world class shots, very good looking game.
 

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #197 on: January 14, 2013, 10:15:56 PM »
Paire's a nice looking player. This will be an enjoyable match to watch.

The Murray match was enjoyable to watch,go back & watch the women's :rofl_2:

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #198 on: January 14, 2013, 10:27:45 PM »
Well, Paire looked comfortable on the court for the first few games. Now Fed's got control of his head and he doesn't know what to think.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #199 on: January 14, 2013, 10:39:37 PM »
It doesn't take Fed too long to see where to exploit players.
Paire they say is more of a clay courter.