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Re: Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #520 on: January 20, 2013, 02:27:52 PM »
The crowd loved it and Novak certainly knew how to charm them all in the Courier interview.

All in all, a very good night for tennis and for tennis in Australia in particular.

The crowd, and Courier, and the TV audience would have loved going home +1 hour earlier and no one would have felt cheated that they "only" saw a 4 hour match.

Anyway, it's coming.



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Re: Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #521 on: January 20, 2013, 03:07:50 PM »
The crowd loved it and Novak certainly knew how to charm them all in the Courier interview.

All in all, a very good night for tennis and for tennis in Australia in particular.

The crowd, and Courier, and the TV audience would have loved going home +1 hour earlier and no one would have felt cheated that they "only" saw a 4 hour match.

Anyway, it's coming.



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No, that's not so  :hell-no:. You have to have been there to have a feel for what those small hours AO matches are like. I think the relative compactness of Laver is partly responsible for the crowd involvement.

Lots of good things in life pass away  :(  but I don't particularly mind if I have already experienced them.

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #522 on: January 20, 2013, 03:08:52 PM »
Impossible to have these matches @RG, @Wimby or USO(5th set tiebreaker). This kind of match is what makes the AO special.
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Re: Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #523 on: January 20, 2013, 04:05:26 PM »
Impossible to have these matches @RG, @Wimby or USO(5th set tiebreaker). This kind of match is what makes the AO special.

They certainly can't happen elsewhere. In fact, they only happen with great defenders too scared s**tless to pull the trigger. Credit to Stan for being the aggressor all night. Unfortunately for him, the surface favors the chickens**t player with godlike defense. For worse or for worse, that's the way of today's game.



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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #524 on: January 20, 2013, 04:08:05 PM »
Day 7 results for 20th January:

Djokovic   bt   Wawrinka      1-6   7-5   6-4   6-7   12-10         
Berdych5   bt   Anderson      6-3   6-2   7-6               
Ferrer    bt   Nishikori      6-2   6-1   6-4               
Almagro   bt   Tipsarevic      6-2   5-1   Ret   
               

It was a shame that Tipsarevic had to retire but I'm not surprised after his 3 five set matches before this one.  I couldn't bring myself to watch the Ferrer / Nishikori match in the 2nd set. A disappointing performance by KN. 

I find Djokovic's celebrations OTT.  What is all that about?   

Schedule of play for the 21st January:

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/schedule/index.html



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Re: Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #525 on: January 20, 2013, 04:12:36 PM »
......... In fact, they only happen with great defenders too scared s**tless to pull the trigger. Credit to Stan for being the aggressor all night. Unfortunately for him, the surface favors the chickens**t player with godlike defense. For worse or for worse, that's the way of today's game.



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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #526 on: January 20, 2013, 04:13:08 PM »
I take it no one else watched the turd Simon and Monfils gave birth to the previous night. 4:43, 8-6 in the 5th, 40-70 shot rallies. Yep, crap like that for sale only at the AO...



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Re: Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #527 on: January 20, 2013, 04:32:36 PM »
They certainly can't happen elsewhere. In fact, they only happen with great defenders too scared s**tless to pull the trigger. Credit to Stan for being the aggressor all night. Unfortunately for him, the surface favors the chickens**t player with godlike defense. For worse or for worse, that's the way of today's game.



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To be fair some of Djoko's defensive gets(mostly on the backhand) were amazing studies in flexiblity, balance and racquet head control. Those are tennis talents just as valid as hitting powerful groundies from inside the baseline. Why this prejudice against different styles? Djokovic is probably the best athlete in tennis history.
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Re: Re: Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #528 on: January 20, 2013, 04:50:51 PM »
They certainly can't happen elsewhere. In fact, they only happen with great defenders too scared s**tless to pull the trigger. Credit to Stan for being the aggressor all night. Unfortunately for him, the surface favors the chickens**t player with godlike defense. For worse or for worse, that's the way of today's game.



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To be fair some of Djoko's defensive gets(mostly on the backhand) were amazing studies in flexiblity, balance and racquet head control. Those are tennis talents just as valid as hitting powerful groundies from inside the baseline. Why this prejudice against different styles? Djokovic is probably the best athlete in tennis history.

No dispute there about Nole.

I've always been a fan of aggressive tennis. Your guy, for instance, would never get bogged down in tedious rallies. Stan was slugging his way past Nole's defense for 14 games then got weary. Fed has never punched himself weary. But Stan simply doesn't have the complete package.

Of course, it's personal preference. I find tennis matches with multiple 20-30 shot rallies tedious. Other folks want every rally to go +30 shots.



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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #529 on: January 20, 2013, 04:55:23 PM »
Djokovic will have a fresh Berdych next.

djoper will be "fresh as a daisy",
he can play quarters and semis  5 hours each and win in 6 hours final against Murray!
is it "egg", is it Gluten-free diet (btw gluten is not Arsenic), is it something else?

couple years(2010) ago after long winning match against Federer in UO semis he lost final to Rafa because he had no energy left (even with extra rain day delay)
same 2010 lost to J Melzer QFs at RG in 5 sets.......and guess what: no energy for 5 sets win

2011 ......well we all know how that went  :whistle:
2012....... only true dip in form was around  Olympic Games :rofl_2: (loosing to Rafa RG final is no surprise and only luck saved Andy from djopers comeback after 0:2 in NY)
2013...... djoper wins 5 hours 5 set match...on non related issue Lance Armstrong admits doping  :gleam:

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #530 on: January 20, 2013, 08:02:04 PM »
Kudos to Stan. he played out of his mind. just fantastic. the problem is Nole was a little bit better.

on the other hand, why some of you guys are complaining about long matches? I love them.  :)

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Re: Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #531 on: January 20, 2013, 08:10:07 PM »
The crowd loved it and Novak certainly knew how to charm them all in the Courier interview.

All in all, a very good night for tennis and for tennis in Australia in particular.

The crowd, and Courier, and the TV audience would have loved going home +1 hour earlier and no one would have felt cheated that they "only" saw a 4 hour match.

Anyway, it's coming.



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watch Nole/Murray final, lasting 9 hours and take it like a man  :)>>>> :rofl_2:

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #532 on: January 20, 2013, 08:17:08 PM »
Djokovic will have a fresh Berdych next.

djoper will be "fresh as a daisy",
he can play quarters and semis  5 hours each and win in 6 hours final against Murray!
is it "egg", is it Gluten-free diet (btw gluten is not Arsenic), is it something else?

couple years(2010) ago after long winning match against Federer in UO semis he lost final to Rafa because he had no energy left (even with extra rain day delay)
same 2010 lost to J Melzer QFs at RG in 5 sets.......and guess what: no energy for 5 sets win

2011 ......well we all know how that went  :whistle:
2012....... only true dip in form was around  Olympic Games :rofl_2: (loosing to Rafa RG final is no surprise and only luck saved Andy from djopers comeback after 0:2 in NY)
2013...... djoper wins 5 hours 5 set match...on non related issue Lance Armstrong admits doping  :gleam:
Alk, could I ask you a question? what's the difference between Djoper and Fedoper? or Nadaloper?

you are insinuating some doping here my friend. not cool at all. Fed won 17 slams because he was a better doper than Lance Armstrong. How do you feel right now  ;-()?

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #533 on: January 20, 2013, 09:14:20 PM »
LET'S GO SEPPI!  Take out Chardy.  VIVA ITALIA!!!
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #534 on: January 20, 2013, 09:39:07 PM »
Djokovic will have a fresh Berdych next.

djoper will be "fresh as a daisy",
he can play quarters and semis  5 hours each and win in 6 hours final against Murray!
is it "egg", is it Gluten-free diet (btw gluten is not Arsenic), is it something else?

couple years(2010) ago after long winning match against Federer in UO semis he lost final to Rafa because he had no energy left (even with extra rain day delay)
same 2010 lost to J Melzer QFs at RG in 5 sets.......and guess what: no energy for 5 sets win

2011 ......well we all know how that went  :whistle:
2012....... only true dip in form was around  Olympic Games :rofl_2: (loosing to Rafa RG final is no surprise and only luck saved Andy from djopers comeback after 0:2 in NY)
2013...... djoper wins 5 hours 5 set match...on non related issue Lance Armstrong admits doping  :gleam:
Alk, could I ask you a question? what's the difference between Djoper and Fedoper? or Nadaloper?

you are insinuating some doping here my friend. not cool at all. Fed won 17 slams because he was a better doper than Lance Armstrong. How do you feel right now  ;-()?

Alex take no notice if someone thinks Nole is on roids,he would soon be found out if that was the case.For one thing i think tennis is clean 98% of the time,but where there money it can happen.
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #535 on: January 20, 2013, 09:42:24 PM »
LET'S GO SEPPI!  Take out Chardy.  VIVA ITALIA!!!


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Re: Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #536 on: January 20, 2013, 09:49:37 PM »
The crowd loved it and Novak certainly knew how to charm them all in the Courier interview.

All in all, a very good night for tennis and for tennis in Australia in particular.

The crowd, and Courier, and the TV audience would have loved going home +1 hour earlier and no one would have felt cheated that they "only" saw a 4 hour match.

Anyway, it's coming.



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watch Nole/Murray final, lasting 9 hours and take it like a man  :)>>>> :rofl_2:

With Murray winning :whistle:

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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #537 on: January 20, 2013, 09:56:11 PM »
Seppi doesn't look fit...  :(
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Re: MEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #538 on: January 20, 2013, 10:22:12 PM »
Chardy's on his way now to a 4 set win.

Tsonga breaks Gasquet to start the match.
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« Reply #539 on: January 20, 2013, 10:30:14 PM »
LET'S GO SEPPI!  Take out Chardy.  VIVA ITALIA!!!


Forza Capitano!!! 


I knew you'd have my back but our piasano looks awful after the first set.
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