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ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« on: January 01, 2014, 05:04:04 PM »
Better late than never!

ATP Seeded Players:

1. Federer
2. Nishikori
3. Simon
4. Anderson
5. Dimitrov
6. Lopez
7. Tursunov
8. Chardy

WTA Seeded Players:

1. Williams, S.
2. Azarenka
3. Sharapova
4. Jankovic
5. Kerber
6. Wozniacki (withdrew)
7. isicki
8. Suarez Navarro

Results todate:

ATP:
1st Round:
Nieminen d Duckworth 62 63
Matosevic d Benneteau 57 64 76(4)
Querrey d Tursunov 75 64
Dimitrov d Haase 62 63
Cilic d Istomin 67(3) 75(5) 64
Groth d Harrison 76(3) 75(2)
Mahut d Sijsling 36 64 64
Chardy d Mannarino 75(4) 75
Lopez d Kukushkin 64 64
Hewitt d Kokkinakis 63 75
Copil d Sugita 76(5) 67(2) 76(7)
Ebden d Kuznetsov 63 64

2nd ROUND:

FEDERER d Nieminen 64 62
Matosevic d Querrey 57 76(3) 64
Cilic d Dimitrov 75 75
Nishikori d Ebden 62 64


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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 05:08:47 PM »
WTA Results:

First Round:
Petkovic d Mattek-Sands 64 75
Date-Krumm d Rogowska 63 75
Svitolina d Lepchenko 63 63
Voegele d Keys 64 63
Cibulkova d Watson 64 63
Sharapova d Garcia 63 60
Barty d Hantuchova 63 75
Kanepi d Panova 63 67(8) 62
Suraez Navarro d Hsieh 62 61
Kerber d Miadenovic 62 62
Pavlyuchenkova d Kudryavtseva 75(4) 46 63
Jankovic d Schiavone 62 76(6)
Dellacqua d Voskoboeva 36 62 63

2nd ROUND:
S. WILLIAMS d Petkovic 64 64
Cibulkova d Data-Krumm 63 16 63
Kanepi d Suarez Navarro 62 62
Jankovic d Svitolina 61 62
Sharapova d Barty (Retirement)
Kerber d Pavlyuchenkova 62 43 (retired)
Voegele d Lisicki (retirement)
Azaranka d Dellacqua 63 61

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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 07:52:28 AM »
Roger has a win! I think he is smart to be playing Brisbane.
With none of the other highly ranked players in the draw, maybe
he'll get some valuable matches under his belt and get some momentum
going into the AO.
Let the 2014 season begin!

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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 04:41:35 PM »
Happy New Year, all.  :yay:

I would like something sensational to happen; even in Brisbane.  :shakey:

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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 08:03:04 PM »
Happy New Year, all.  :yay:

I would like something sensational to happen; even in Brisbane.  :shakey:
Well, I guess something is. On TV they said a top temperature of 41 degC (106 degF) is expected there  later today.  :PHEW:)
I don't envy the players.

Edit: Not so bad.  I'm now watching Cilic - Nishikori and notice that they have a roof at the main court.  :)   Shall watch now until I get sleepy. :yawn:
I have to drive on the icy roads here to get to indoor tennis tomorrow morning.
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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 04:21:35 AM »
I watched Federer vs Matosevic along with the local  snow and ice reports. Matosevic had the crowd behind him but it didn't seem to help (see Mertov's desk) and he looked most of the time as if he'd rather be somewhere else. Loads of unforced errors and bad decisions. He looked much more uncomfortable in the heat than Fed who was at his effortless best. 6-1, 6-1

Now I just have to get to MY tennis game in a couple of hours.  :(

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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2014, 05:36:20 AM »
Happy New Year, all.  :yay:

I would like something sensational to happen; even in Brisbane.  :shakey:

Happy New Year, Euroka & All at Tennis4You.

I was intrigued by your comment "....even in Brisbane"    Is Brisbane normally a damp squib?  :))

Anyway, the semi-final line up is:

Federer -v- Chardy.     I hope Chardy plays well, which he can do,and puts up a good match. Matosevic was more or less a walk over for Federer in the quarter-final.

Hewitt -v- Nishikori     It's good to see Hewitt through to a semi-final at home. And I hope Nishikori can do well too. I'm looking forward to this match.
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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2014, 07:10:38 AM »
Happy New Year, all.  :yay:

I would like something sensational to happen; even in Brisbane.  :shakey:

Happy New Year, Euroka & All at Tennis4You.

I was intrigued by your comment "....even in Brisbane"    Is Brisbane normally a damp squib?  :))

Anyway, the semi-final line up is:

Federer -v- Chardy.     I hope Chardy plays well, which he can do,and puts up a good match. Matosevic was more or less a walk over for Federer in the quarter-final.

Hewitt -v- Nishikori     It's good to see Hewitt through to a semi-final at home. And I hope Nishikori can do well too. I'm looking forward to this match.

I'm from Sydney!

I thought Nishikori was playing very well when I watched for a while last night. Greatly improved in all respects. Lleyton will have a tough time in the semi.

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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2014, 07:28:57 AM »
I watched today's match and saw highlights of Fed's match with Nieminen. I have to say I haven't seen Fed play with such controlled aggression for a while !! He claims he's now comfortable with his new 98 sq.in racquet which Wilson has been tweaking since he first tried it. Hopefully the shanking will drop with this 4 sq.in increment in frame size. Nevertheless Federer's game nowadays is as fickle as the weather. He can switch from god mode to I-don't-know-what mode in the space of two matches or sometimes within the same contest. Unless I have a larger sample space of matches, all I can do is hope the new racquet will be the boon  :// he has been looking for since 2008 !!
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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2014, 05:53:46 PM »
I watched today's match and saw highlights of Fed's match with Nieminen. I have to say I haven't seen Fed play with such controlled aggression for a while !! He claims he's now comfortable with his new 98 sq.in racquet which Wilson has been tweaking since he first tried it. Hopefully the shanking will drop with this 4 sq.in increment in frame size. Nevertheless Federer's game nowadays is as fickle as the weather. He can switch from god mode to I-don't-know-what mode in the space of two matches or sometimes within the same contest. Unless I have a larger sample space of matches, all I can do is hope the new racquet will be the boon  :// he has been looking for since 2008 !!

So he stuck with the 98 square inches?  I thought he gave that up for some reason.
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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2014, 12:26:22 AM »
I would like something sensational to happen; even in Brisbane.  :shakey:

Hewitt -v- Nishikori     It's good to see Hewitt through to a semi-final at home. And I hope Nishikori can do well too. I'm looking forward to this match.

That was a good match. Nishikori got the first set 7-5. I thought he was playing the better tennis and generally winning the long rallies. But Lleyton stayed with it and looked by far the fresher one of the two in set 3 which he won 6-3. Nishikori in the end was beat by the heat. It is great to see Hewitt still playing such a competitive game. Should be a great final!  :lmao:

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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2014, 08:45:18 AM »
I watched today's match and saw highlights of Fed's match with Nieminen. I have to say I haven't seen Fed play with such controlled aggression for a while !! He claims he's now comfortable with his new 98 sq.in racquet which Wilson has been tweaking since he first tried it. Hopefully the shanking will drop with this 4 sq.in increment in frame size. Nevertheless Federer's game nowadays is as fickle as the weather. He can switch from god mode to I-don't-know-what mode in the space of two matches or sometimes within the same contest. Unless I have a larger sample space of matches, all I can do is hope the new racquet will be the boon  :// he has been looking for since 2008 !!

So he stuck with the 98 square inches?  I thought he gave that up for some reason.

Correction : Fed was using a 90 sq.in racquet and now is 98 sq.in. So it's an 8 sq.in increment. He said he practiced with it for 2&1/2 weeks in Dubai and he's very comfortable with with since Wilson has been redesigning the 98 sq.in model he was using last year since Wimbledon to suit more his needs in terms of weight distributions.

If you've been watching Brisbane you might notice a little more sting to his backhand shots although its difficult to say whether its as a result of the new racquet, the surface speed (which is said to be pretty fast) or Fed feeling good in general. Real test comes when he faces a big hitter in the likes of Berdych or Del Potro.
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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2014, 10:27:17 AM »
Thanks Med...

Anyone know what time the final is today?
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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2014, 12:17:12 PM »
Its 5:30 AM in my time zone which is GMT. Your's should be earlier. Maybe midnight.
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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2014, 03:48:55 PM »
...That was a good match. Nishikori got the first set 7-5. I thought he was playing the better tennis and generally winning the long rallies. But Lleyton stayed with it and looked by far the fresher one of the two in set 3 which he won 6-3. Nishikori in the end was beat by the heat. It is great to see Hewitt still playing such a competitive game. Should be a great final!  :lmao:


The conditions are indeed extreme during the day, Euroka but it makes me smile that Hewitt outlasted his younger opponent.  Good job, Hewitt.  I'll try to be up to see the final. I have seen Federer / Hewitt contest matches many times,and it'll be good to see them play each other again.

A word about Chardy. He did very well in the semi with Federer - I was reminded of how well he can play. Federer needed a good contest & Chardy obliged. 

I don't know the Columbian doubles finalists but Fyrstenberg  / Nestor are excellent doubles players.   This final too should be good.
 
Medwatt  I agree that Federer seems to be moving well & hitting the ball far better. It will be interesting to see if the improvements are consistent & up to the challenge of the AO.   

The order of play for tomorrow:

http://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/OP-5.1.14.pdf
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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2014, 11:19:35 PM »
Cmon Fed!!!!  :king:

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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2014, 02:21:11 AM »
Sensational win for Hewitt! That guy has iron nerves as well as an unquenchable game.  :))

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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2014, 02:23:14 AM »
I would like something sensational to happen; even in Brisbane.  :shakey:

Wish granted.  :)

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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2014, 03:39:47 AM »
Sensational win for Hewitt! That guy has iron nerves as well as an unquenchable game.  :))

"Sensational" being the operative word, Euroka.   :))

Congratulations to Hewitt & to you!  He won 61,46,63 & goes up about 50 points in the rankings,as I understand it, taking back the Aussie number one spot from Tomic.  This is a great story & I hope Hewitt will continue to play well this season. 

I joined the match about halfway in the first set. Hewitt gave nothing away, and Federer looked like he wanted to be anywhere but there! 
But he settled down in the 2nd set & seemed more relaxed, winning it to even things up. The effort seemed pointless in the sense that he couldn't convert his break point chances, of which he had several, in the 3rd set.  Hewitt, meanwhile, remained focused and held his nerve time & again.
Whilst I'm disappointed for Federer, and had hoped he could start his season with a title win here, I accept that he failed to take his chances and that he was outplayed. I hope he'll create more opportunities to win this year. 

As for the doubles, Fyrsternberg / Nestor won in a well contested match. Well done to them.

This was a mixed tournament & Serena Williams won the title,beating Azarenka in straights, 64,75. Congratulations to SW for winning this title en route to her AO campaign. 
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Re: ATP/WTA Brisbane (12/27/2013-01/05/2014)
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2014, 06:55:32 AM »
Sensational win for Hewitt! That guy has iron nerves as well as an unquenchable game.  :))

But he settled down in the 2nd set & seemed more relaxed, winning it to even things up. The effort seemed pointless in the sense that he couldn't convert his break point chances, of which he had several, in the 3rd set.  Hewitt, meanwhile, remained focused and held his nerve time & again.

Thanks GBY. I'm also waiting for congratulations from Dallas.   :)

You are right about holding his nerve when others would have crumbled.
In the third set, as so often in the past for Hewitt, it all came down to holding the serve (without making too many footfaults  ..-) ). It seemed to me that Federer was actually playing the better tennis, especially in most of the rallies, but Hewitt always had a plan for counterattack and could hold him off. The many years of experience showed in both players.  It occurred to me that, for the first time in a long time, I was watching two adults playing tennis rather than, as so often happens,  two gee-whiz kids bashing the ball.

I'm glad today is Sunday  :ZZZZZ) .