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« Reply #200 on: January 26, 2005, 10:23:30 PM »
Nope, I was wrong.  sorry!
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« Reply #201 on: January 27, 2005, 06:07:17 AM »
Safin saves match point in 4th set tiebreaker to force a fith set. UNBELIEVABLE MATCH, plenty of errors from both players, but amazing drama.

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« Reply #202 on: January 27, 2005, 06:11:05 AM »
Fed recieving treatment before the fifth set starts, I really hope his incredilble run does not end with a default due to injury.

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« Reply #203 on: January 27, 2005, 06:16:09 AM »
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When was the last time the top 4 seeds all made the semis of a slam?


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« Reply #204 on: January 27, 2005, 06:46:34 AM »
espn2 isn't showing it.....where are you getting it?
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« Reply #205 on: January 27, 2005, 06:54:22 AM »
Eurosport UK, Safin just lost three match points, its back on serve at 5-4. Federer really strugggling though

watch it live at this addrss:

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« Reply #206 on: January 27, 2005, 07:00:20 AM »
its playing but no picture....are you sure they're broadcasting at this address?
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« Reply #207 on: January 27, 2005, 07:04:54 AM »
sorry, I meant this was something else, not eurosport. that address is for an Arab sports channet which is showing all AO matches live. If you have a reasonably fast net connection, the picture quality should be just about watchable.  Load it up again.

i feel sorry for you guys in the U.s, not bein able to watch this live

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« Reply #208 on: January 27, 2005, 07:54:23 AM »
I guessed I'll just stick my foot in my mouth now. Safin won. What a marathon. I hope he didn't spent himself again like last year.
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« Reply #209 on: January 27, 2005, 07:59:20 AM »
I am sure for the next 24 hours he will be physically and mentally fried.  After that who knows, the final is 2 days away.  :)
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« Reply #210 on: January 27, 2005, 08:21:34 AM »
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Hewitt is not tired at all.    He said so in his interviews.   Roddick is not tiring to play, he plays short bam-bam points.   Hewitt will counterpunch beautifully, and will have no problems with fatigue.   It will be an easy 3, maybe 4 set win for Hewitt.   Then in the final against Federer, after Federer has spanked Safin, the fatigue will start to show since Federer plays longer points.
You have a lot of faith in that little runt!  He's gotta be tired.  He's only human.  But you know what?  I'd be happy to see him win the Aussie.  

And Roddick hasn't been playing all that great in the matches I've seen him in.  Super sloppy.  He doesn't seem as focused or as sharp as even last year.  I know playing thoughtful tennis isn't his thing, but Andy's play seems especially mindless lately.

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« Reply #211 on: January 27, 2005, 07:27:35 PM »
SAFIN WINS!!!!!!  9-7 in the fifth.  I'm a bit disappointed but Safin is my second favorite player on the men side anyway.  Best of luck for him in the finals.
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« Reply #212 on: January 28, 2005, 01:56:19 AM »
It's really weird.  If you look at the match statistics, you wonder how Safin won.  If you looked at the stats and had to choose the winner, I'd have chosen Federer.  

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/stats/day15/1601ms.html

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Way to go Hewitt!
« Reply #213 on: January 28, 2005, 07:03:54 AM »
Hewitt takes out Roddick in 4 sets to reach his first AO final.  It would be nice to see a Aussie take the title.  I really have no preference who wins for the Men or the Women.  Usually I have a preference.  Oh well...

I hope both Safin and Hewitt are fresh going into the finals.  I think these two could pump out some good tennis for us.  I am glad Hewitt had a 4 set match, and the last set was a blow out.  He will have one less day than Safin to recoup, but Safin's match was worthy of an extra day of rest, it was brutal.  I think they will both be a little slower than usual.

And Oh yes, I believe Hewitt's win put him @ #2 in the world and Roddick @ #3.
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« Reply #214 on: January 28, 2005, 07:15:29 AM »
If Safin wins I think he takes Roddick's no. 3 spot, and  Roddick drops to no.4. I think rodidck is on his way down basically,.

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« Reply #215 on: January 28, 2005, 07:22:06 AM »
wow, Maybe Brad Gilbert is looking good again at this point in time.  :)
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« Reply #216 on: January 28, 2005, 07:30:13 AM »
The good thing is that both players are coming in on equal footing (no one more fresh then the other).  Hewitt should have the edge if he doesn't get to overwhelmed by winning the GS in his home...  Safin can become a victim to the crowd as Roddick did.

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« Reply #217 on: January 28, 2005, 07:44:27 AM »
Yes, the second semi-final determined who would be number two.   Safin will be fourth even if he wins the final, because Roddick would still be 495 points above him.  Federer is still 1500 ahead of all of them whatever the result.

Rankings as of Mon 31st January 2005:
1. Roger Federer 5975
2. Lleyton Hewit 4140 (or 4440 if wins final)
3. Andy Roddick 3855
4. Marat Safin 3060  (or 3360 if wins final)

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« Reply #218 on: January 28, 2005, 08:21:39 AM »
Nice, thx Rhubarb!
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« Reply #219 on: January 28, 2005, 01:27:25 PM »
Roger is so far ahead of the rest of the players it is wild.  Reminds me of what Pete Sampras did to the rest of the field back in the day.

I have been giving this some thought...  If Hewitt is fresh enough to play well I imagine he has the game that could get in Safin's head if Safin is not smoking hot.  Hewitt runs down so much it is sickening.  I am watching Roddick / Hewitt right now.  What Safin has that Roddick does not have is the ability to hit good volleys.  I think to be able to dominate Hewitt, like Federer did at the US Open, you need to be able to play the entire court.  Roddick just sits back and tries to out ground stroke a very fast and very consistant player.  Too much of a one dimensional game.
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