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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #360 on: January 19, 2013, 08:55:40 PM »
Love Nishikori's game!

He certainly had some nice shots in that first set, lost 6-2 to Ferrer. Seems to be fading a bit now however.

Looking increasingly like Novak, Fed, Murray, and Ferrer for the semifinals; the same four as in Sydney two years ago. Ferrer nearly won his semi against Murray, I recall. Murray played a lot better then than in the final.

But if this comes off, it will be a different pairing this time and it looks to me more and more like a Djokovic - Federer final

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #361 on: January 19, 2013, 08:57:26 PM »
ferru in command. :))

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #362 on: January 19, 2013, 09:26:39 PM »
Nishikori coming up lame again. He's so frail...
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #363 on: January 19, 2013, 09:46:30 PM »
Kei, if you read this :gleam: , do not get into freaking long rallies with Ferrer,..  go for your shots. blah .... youngsters  :\




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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #364 on: January 19, 2013, 10:07:03 PM »
really disappointed with Kei. he looks hopeless and clueless. He plays too safe.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #365 on: January 19, 2013, 10:48:15 PM »
Kei needs to be 100% healthy for starters. He needs to get that left knee sorted out.
Then we will fight in the shade.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #366 on: January 19, 2013, 11:47:00 PM »
Remember how Hewitt forever landed in Federer's quarter of the draw? Well, unbeknownst to you, Almagro has similarly found himself in Ferrer's quarter. My turn to :crying:  rigged draw!!!

Almagro is something like 0-22 against Rafa and Ferrer. Like every slam, I saw this coming when the draw came out. :thumb-down:


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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #367 on: January 20, 2013, 12:13:26 AM »
Just imagine what Nico's reaction was when news broke that Rafael was going to return to the tour in South America.. What title hope now for Nico, with Nadal joining Ferrer to deny Nico his rightful glory?

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #368 on: January 20, 2013, 01:06:09 AM »
Just imagine what Nico's reaction was when news broke that Rafael was going to return to the tour in South America.. What title hope now for Nico, with Nadal joining Ferrer to deny Nico his rightful glory?

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #369 on: January 20, 2013, 01:38:08 AM »
Anderson is as good as gone down 0-2 sets to Berdych.
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #370 on: January 20, 2013, 03:03:50 AM »
I just found Tomic's interview... I found this really funny and true at the same time...


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[size=78%]Q.  Not a great start.  Were there a few nerves, a bit tight?[/size][/color]BERNARD TOMIC:  Yeah, with sort of him, he starts really well.  That sort of player starts really well.  He always puts his opponent down.
A lot of players, when you play these sort of players like Roger or Novak, you lose belief before you get into the match.  80 or 90% of players that play the top guys, like with Roger, you lose your belief.
I got in there, I started to think after they mentioned all these Grand Slams leading up, Wimbledon champion six times, six times US Open champion (laughter).  Then I was, Oh, crap, it's Roger.  I try to block out who's on the other side of the net but couldn't quite do it after that announcement.
Yeah, but then that first service game was important.  I lost it.  Then I was like, Oh, no.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #371 on: January 20, 2013, 03:13:49 AM »
It was even better live...or on tape. He was really laughing and humbled.



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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #372 on: January 20, 2013, 03:30:51 AM »
ah, happy for Berdych but kudos to Anderson. awaiting for the Nole/Wawa match.

meanwhile, I' watching Ana/Radwanska right now.  gosh, Ana is so pretty  :lust:

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #373 on: January 20, 2013, 03:37:27 AM »
What are you doing up at this hour, Alex?  :whistling:


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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #374 on: January 20, 2013, 03:49:23 AM »
Stan is going to win.



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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #375 on: January 20, 2013, 03:50:10 AM »
Stan breaks!!



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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #376 on: January 20, 2013, 03:50:34 AM »
Can Stan consolidate this break?
Then we will fight in the shade.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #377 on: January 20, 2013, 03:51:56 AM »
Stan is going to win.



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Stan gets the first brake,but think Nole will sort this one out.Might go 4 this one as a guess.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #378 on: January 20, 2013, 03:58:03 AM »
Wow what a backhand from stan to get second brake.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #379 on: January 20, 2013, 03:58:42 AM »
Absolutely the point of the tournament puts Stan up double break!!!  4-1



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