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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #40 on: December 25, 2007, 02:31:36 AM »
We haven't even started the season and we already have players withdrawing due to injuries. :innocent:

Same old problem once again and to still be in December its even more worrying  :(
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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #41 on: December 25, 2007, 11:00:09 PM »
Coundown: 18 days, 19 hours!!!!
Melbourne Time: 4:00 pm

Clement replaces Monfils in tennis Hopman Cup!

Veteran Frenchman Arnaud Clement will partner Tatiana Golovin at the mixed teams Hopman Cup, starting in Perth on Saturday.

Golovin was to be partnered by explosive 21-year-old Gael Monfils, but he has succumbed to a knee problem and was forced to withdraw from the tournament, throwing his subsequent Australian Open campaign into doubt.  :(

The big-hitting Monfils, who has battled several injuries during his short career, cited tendonitis in a knee when informing Hopman Cup officials of his decision.   :(

There have been lingering doubts over tournament drawcard Serena Williams taking part in the tournament due to injury, but the American champion has assured organisers she would be fit to partner Mardy Fish.
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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #42 on: December 26, 2007, 01:52:14 AM »
Coundown: 18 days, 19 hours!!!!
Melbourne Time: 4:00 pm

Clement replaces Monfils in tennis Hopman Cup!

Veteran Frenchman Arnaud Clement will partner Tatiana Golovin at the mixed teams Hopman Cup, starting in Perth on Saturday.

Golovin was to be partnered by explosive 21-year-old Gael Monfils, but he has succumbed to a knee problem and was forced to withdraw from the tournament, throwing his subsequent Australian Open campaign into doubt.  :(

The big-hitting Monfils, who has battled several injuries during his short career, cited tendonitis in a knee when informing Hopman Cup officials of his decision.   :(

There have been lingering doubts over tournament drawcard Serena Williams taking part in the tournament due to injury, but the American champion has assured organisers she would be fit to partner Mardy Fish.

Yet another injury  :(
Clement should form a pretty good partnership with Golovin and both play some doubles so they should be a solid team in Perth.
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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #43 on: December 26, 2007, 12:00:31 PM »
Countdown: 18 days, 6 hours!!!
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talented characters, who ruled the game with a smile for 25 years. Bud Collins remembers.

Where have you gone, Dale Collings? Or Martino Mulligano? Not to mention the Old Hacker, Snake, Tex, Rolling, Candy Man, Sexy Rexy and Old Fruit Bones?

They're around somewhere, I guess. Maybe raising sheep? But instead of counting sheep when I can't go to sleep, I go through the roll of all the Australian tennis players I've known . . . those above, and then there's Rocket, Emmo, Muscles, Nail Bags, Mrs Raz, Frase, Fletch, the Arm, Coop and Sunshine Supergirl.

There were so many of them, you could hardly get into a tournament if you weren't an Aussie. Playing dominant roles for a quarter-century or so from 1950, they were the latter-day Holy Roman Empire in shorts and skirts, overrunning the game like a plague of roos.

A number of them were all-time champions like Rod (Rocket) Laver, Ken (Muscles) Rosewall, Roy (Emmo) Emerson, Neale (Frase) Fraser, Margaret (the Arm) Court. Evonne (Sunshine Supergirl) Goolagong. But all of them could play, and damn well. Known or unknown, they had fun trotting the globe, flying the flag of a country that seemed so distant and mysterious to us. To be an Australian tennis player was a badge of honour.

When Joachim Johansson bashed 51 aces the other day, I wondered what Collings would have done with today's weapons of smash destruction. You never could tell where his serve was going, at supersonic speed - and with a wooden racquet.

Adoringly called the Animal by his many fans when he played for the 1978 Boston Lobsters in World Team Tennis, Dale was burly, untidy, dangerous. At Wimbledon in 1976, one of his steaming, frequently wayward serves almost emasculated French Open champ Adriano Panatta - only a vertical leap by a terrified Panatta kept him eligible for fatherhood.

Bob (Bones) Giltinan was no faint-hearted server, either. One night at Sydney's Hordern Pavilion, he rifled a delivery that toppled the net, snapping the cable. As the net slumped in surrender, and Giltinan preened like Samson, referee Cliff Sproule made frantic phone calls to round up a replacement.

Another refugee from the Boston Lobsters - Mrs Raz - was Kerry Melville, the Australian champ of 1977, an early sharpshooter with the now-popular inside-out forehand, who fell for a fellow Lobster, American Grover (Raz) Reid. They were married on a court before a match.

Laughter and lager went together amiably in those carefree days before prizemoney intervened. Judy Dalton, called Old Fruit because that's what she called everybody else, swore off beer for Wimbledon '68. Her noble sacrifice paid off as she made the final. "But I wouldn't recommend it," she said.

Rochie - that's Tony Roche, who is teaching a Swiss lad named Federer how to play tennis - was noted for his backhand slice. Where did that come from? "My Dad. He was the town butcher in Tarcutta."

The Old Hacker, as Davis Cup stalwart Fred Stolle came to be known, was irate on arriving in New York in 1966 to find himself unseeded - after all, he had just won the German title and was a three-time Wimbledon finalist. In those pre-computer days, the seeding committee usually did their analytic work over a few gin-and-tonics. "They must think I'm just an old hacker," Fred, 27, grumbled. Hacker? I hadn't heard the term. "A player like you," he translated.

But when he beat John Newcombe to win the title, he grinned: "I guess the Old Hacker can play a bit."

Stolle and Emerson originated what they called the Australian Formation while touring the US circuit - unbeaten - in doubles one summer. "If I go to the nightly party, Emmo stays in the hotel and gets a good night's rest," Fred explained their strategy. "The next night, it's vice versa." One time, they forgot to alternate. "What are you doing here?" Emmo asked Fred. Oh well. Arriving for an 11am match shortly after the festivities closed, they dived into the club pool in their tennis gear. To freshen up. "A team effort," said Emmo. They won, of course.

Bill Bowrey, the Australian champ of 1968, was Tex after he fell off a horse. Snake was Ross Case. Some said he was lucky as a snake, but Ross says it was "because I was quick and clever". So was Patti Coleman, who could barely see over the net, but Patti helped Evonne Goolagong win the Federation Cup for Australia in 1973.

Almost as tiny, Rosie Casals, beaten in the US final of 1970 as Margaret Court completed her grand slam, called Margaret "the Arm". Her arms seemed to stretch the width of the court.

Arm trouble bothered Bob Howe on the US tour in 1958, forcing him to serve underhand, but he got away with it because he was such a good volleyer. Alongside Mal (Country) Anderson, Bob reached the semis of the US championships.

I was saddened to learn of his death, and that of Bob (Nail Bags) Carmichael, a carpenter who was once the 60-pound boxing champ of Upper Ferntree Gully. A rugged yet warm character, good enough to be a Wimbledon quarter-finalist, he could shake a stadium with his bass voice. Nails limited his displeasure to thundering one word - diabolical - and stretching it as long as a freight train: D - u - BBBollll - iii - ku !!

Farm boy Rex Hartwig, winner of US and Wimbledon doubles titles, was Sexy Rexy, grinning, "You can ask the girls why." Naturally, Allan Stone, a 1968 Aussie doubles victor, was Rolling, and doubles expert Don Candy, holder of a French title, was the Candy Man.

So rich was Australia in Davis Cup talent that excellent players had to relocate to other countries to get a game.

Bob Hewitt, after partnering Stolle to two Wimbledon prizes, moved to South Africa. Fletch (Ken Fletcher), the ladies' man who won a mixed grand slam with Margaret Court in 1963, connected with Hong Kong. Then there was Marty Mulligan, the only guy to hold a match point that could have spoiled one of Rod Laver's grand slams - at the French in 1962. Discovering that he may have had an Italian grandmother, the Italian Federation hired him, and he was dubbed Martino Mulligano.

One of the better athletic contests I've covered took place in a Boston apartment in 1957 during the US doubles championships. The beer was cheap but abundant, and by 4am, somebody decided to stage the World Standing Broadjump Championship. An international entry included five future Wimbledon champs - Laver, Fraser, Emerson, Ashley (Coop) Cooper and Alex Olmedo.

Their daring leaps across the living room ended with resounding crashes as the floorboards shook. Eventually, Coop won, and everyone departed. Later that morning, an elderly lady in the apartment below awoke to find framed photos and paintings scattered on the floor, fallen from tables and walls. Somewhat hard of hearing, she asked her neighbour who had hosted the party. "Did we have a hurricane last night? Anything fall down in your place?"

"Only a few Aussies," he replied
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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2007, 12:28:48 PM »

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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #45 on: December 26, 2007, 12:37:07 PM »
http://www.tennisweek.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=517864

Hrabty out as well.


Canas
J.Johansson
Hrbaty
Starace

perhaps:
Gasquet
Monfils
Bjorkman, depending on when wife Petra delivers their second child, due in mid-January.

out:
Stosur
Dushevina

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Serena Williams will not take part in the first round of Hopman Cup because of illness but will arrive in Perth in time to participate for the rest of the event, say organizers. Her place in the first round will be taken by Shaughnessy, who will play alongside Mardy Fish in the mixed team competition.
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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #46 on: December 26, 2007, 12:39:55 PM »
http://www.tennisweek.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=517864

Hrabty out as well.


Canas
J.Johansson
Hrbaty
Starace

perhaps:
Gasquet
Monfils
Bjorkman, depending on when wife Petra delivers their second child, due in mid-January.

out:
Stosur
Dushevina

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Serena Williams will not take part in the first round of Hopman Cup because of illness but will arrive in Perth in time to participate for the rest of the event, say organizers. Her place in the first round will be taken by Shaughnessy, who will play alongside Mardy Fish in the mixed team competition.



The list is growing even before the first ball has been hit for 2008! :fever:

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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #47 on: December 26, 2007, 12:47:23 PM »
http://www.tennisweek.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=517864

Hrabty out as well.


Canas
J.Johansson
Hrbaty
Starace

perhaps:
Gasquet
Monfils
Bjorkman, depending on when wife Petra delivers their second child, due in mid-January.

out:
Stosur
Dushevina

---------

Serena Williams will not take part in the first round of Hopman Cup because of illness but will arrive in Perth in time to participate for the rest of the event, say organizers. Her place in the first round will be taken by Shaughnessy, who will play alongside Mardy Fish in the mixed team competition.



The list is growing even before the first ball has been hit for 2008! :fever:


And we can be sure that during the first 2 weeks of the new season the list will grow further  :(
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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #48 on: December 26, 2007, 09:01:41 PM »
Coutdown: 17 days, 21 hours!!!!
Melbourne Time: 2:00 pm

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Hewitt has to believe, says Newcombe

Former grand slam champion John Newcombe believes all of Lleyton Hewitt's problems on the tennis court are mental ones.

He may worry about Chris Guccione's physical shortcomings but tennis icon John Newcombe has no such concerns for Lleyton Hewitt as the countdown to next month's Australian Open truly begins.

While Newcombe caused quite a stir this week when he chastised Guccione for not being in adequate shape, the seven-times grand slam champion endorsed Hewitt's supreme fitness as the least of his problems heading into another sizzling summer of tennis.

Hewitt's issues are all mental, according to Newcombe, who continues to believe his former Davis Cup charge can once again challenge for major honours - if ever he breaks free from his defensive shackles.

The Sydney-based Hewitt returns home to Adelaide this weekend to open a season outside the world's top 20 for the first time since he was a teenager in a hurry in 1999.

Newcombe, though, disputes the now 26-year-old is at a career crossroad entering 2008, but rather believes he is stuck in a defensive rut that only he - and not master coaches Tony Roche and Darren Cahill - can save himself from.

"He dearly wants to - and believes - that he can get back into the top five," Newcombe told AAP.

"He's been working extremely hard with Tony and he's sort of gone back to the beginnings here with working with Tony and Darren. That's where he first started out.

"So he's with people who know him, know his game extremely well, so that means he's going to be extremely relaxed with the environment and believe in what's happening.

"The other thing is, he believes he can beat everyone out of the top five, which we all know he can.

"The thing is with Lleyton, as everyone who is a supporter of his knows, is if he goes out there and goes for his shots and believes in what he's doing, he'll do it.

"But if he withdraws and plays not to lose, he's going to find it extremely tough."

Injuries have played no small part, but Newcombe has another theory why Hewitt has slid from No.2 in the rankings in July 2005 to his current position of 21.

"He got into a bit of a rut about two-and-a-half years ago," Newcombe said.

"During that phase, he'd play matches and go out for a set and a half like he should and then he'd suddenly withdraw.

"There's too many guys with booming ground shots - forehand and backhand - that if he doesn't take the game to them, he's going to lose to all those guys in the top 40.

"Not all the time, but he'll have to work so hard to beat them, he'll be exhausted.

"So it's on his shoulders. He knows what he has to do."

Asked if he believed Hewitt, the 2001 US Open champion and 2002 Wimbledon winner, had another slam in him, Newcombe said: "You take Roger (Federer) out of the equation, he can beat anyone ... there is no reason he can't.

"So, yeah, he can but it rests on his shoulders.

"He can do all the work he wants but if he goes out on the court and plays defensively, it's not going to happen.

"But if he goes out and believes in his ability and attacks and goes for his shots and just follows that belief firmly, he'll do it.

"A lot of it is just having that real deep self-belief."

Hewitt will be top seed when he sets out to win the Adelaide International for a third time before Australia's former world No.1 shoots for a record fifth title at the Sydney International starting on January 6.

The two tournaments, along with the Kooyong Classic exhibition in Melbourne from January 9-12 - which has again attracted a class field including Federer, Andy Roddick, David Nalbandian, Fernando Gonzalez and Marat Safin - serve as the major Australian Open warm-up events.

The 2008 Australian Open will be played January 14-27 in Flinders Park.
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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #49 on: December 27, 2007, 09:30:40 PM »
Countdown: 16 days, 20 hours, 30 minutes!!!
Melbourne Time: 2:30 pm

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Serena hoping history repeats itself in Perth!

Serena Williams will be hoping history repeats itself when she plays in the 20th edition of the Hopman Cup, which begins at the Burswood Dome in Perth on Saturday.

The former world number one will make her first appearance at the eight-nation mixed team event, sanctioned by the ITF, since winning the title with James Blake in 2003.

American Williams followed up that triumph with her first Australian Open title and hopes her return to Perth will set her up for a successful defence of the grand slam she won for a third time at Flinders Park 12 months ago.

Last year, Williams arrived in Melbourne out of shape and with her ranking at a lowly 86 but defied her critics by storming through the field to win her eighth grand-slam title.

A recent illness means the world number seven will not appear in Perth until after the United States's first match, against India on Saturday.

Meghann Shaughnessy will take her place for that match, but Williams is scheduled to join up with Mardy Fish, the world number 39, in time for their other two group ties. The winner of each group goes through to the final.

"I'm really excited to go back," Williams said recently. "Mardy and I get along great. We hope to contend, we really want it."

However, the U.S. will be hard pressed to take the title.

Serbia, represented by Novak Djokovic and Jelena Jankovic, each ranked third in the world, are the top seeds and strong favourites.

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Wildcard play-off faces review!

Tennis Australia will review the format of its Australian Open wildcard play-off, with the round-robin contest introduced for the first time this year to come under the microscope.

The mini-tournament finished last Friday, with Victorian duo Joe Sirianni and Christina Wheeler winning their way into the main field of next month's Australian Open. The event at Melbourne Park gained massive attention this year with the presence of Mark Philippoussis and Jelena Dokic as drawcards but both fell victim to injury after lengthy lay-offs from the game.

Yesterday, Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said that despite the success of the event, it would again be reviewed to make sure it was providing players with the best preparation at the start of the summer.

He said the tournament would maintain its 16-player fields and could continue with a mix of round-robin matches and knock-out competitions to provide experience for young players.

There are still four wildcards into the Open available for Australian players — two for the men and two for the women — to be rewarded for performances over coming weeks.

Despite Melbourne being battered with rain over the past week, all courts at Melbourne Park have now been covered with the new Plexicushion surface.

Tiley was delighted with the performance of the surface during the play-off tournament, saying it had provided consistent speed over the different courts that had been used.

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Tennis Australia quiet after Newk's blast!

Tennis Australia (TA) yesterday refused to comment on John Newcombe's stinging attack on the failure of TA to send Chris Guccione to be coached by Tony Roche.

Former Davis Cup captain Newcombe says left-hander Guccione, who has a world ranking of 91, should be a "lethal" player with his height and serve but he obviously lacks fitness.

Newcombe said he found it incomprehensible that TA player development director Craig Tiley had not directed Guccione, 22, to Roche.

Roche, a former Australian Davis Cup coach, has mentored world No.1-ranked players Roger Federer, Ivan Lendl and Patrick Rafter.

Asked today for a reaction to the story, TA spokesman Darren Pearce said: "You won't be getting one.

"Craig Tiley is in South Africa so you won't be getting any reaction until after Christmas," Pearce added.

"He'd be the one (to speak)."

Newcombe says Roche "understands better than anyone the work ethic required".

Newcombe said if Guccione spent two weeks with Roche, the master coach could discover "whether he's lazy or whether he's got it".

"If I was in charge of Chris, I would take him off the circuit for two months and I'd get the best athletic trainer I could find and teach him how to run and move and to build his stomach muscles and his leg muscles up so that he's got lateral movement," Newcombe said at the weekend.

"I just want to see the best possible thing done and I don't see the best possible thing being done in some very important circumstances

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Go back to basics: Court

Tennis legend Margaret Court has said the sport is "ruining" its young players, favouring athletic prowess over court nous, and desperately needs a coach for its coaches.

"We've got to go back and teach the right stroke production, grips and everything. I think we need a coach for the coaches," Court said. "We've got to go back to the basics, like we do in school with spelling and times tables."

Court said tennis in Australia had to go back to its roots. "We are ruining them with the way we are coaching. They run so many miles today, instead of knowing how to play the ball or finish it off or be aggressive. A lot of those things are not taught anymore, it's all … from the baseline (and) who can hit the ball the longest."

Court believed coaching from a young age needed to improve. "I think it starts very early with coaching skills — particularly footwork, timing and the way they stroke the ball," she said.

A player such as Roger Federer, once coached by Australians Tony Roche and the late Peter Carter, is a classic example of a player who has got a lot of the basics, according to Court.

"We need to go back to that … and then, as they get older, they can apply other things to their stroke production," she said.

Court believed Australian tennis was taking good athletes and limiting them in what they could do.

"You can look at young people, and you can see they are not going to go far," she said.

"They are worn out by the time they are 14 or 15 years old. You hear about people who are No. 1 in their age group at a very early age … and you don't hear of them anymore."

Court believed Tennis Australia should put a greater emphasis on individual coaching and developing coaches of the future.

"If you have someone who has been a player they can see a champion, and who has the potential to be a champion," she said.

Young players should also be allowed to develop emotionally, Court said. "They need encouragement and they need support. They'll believe in someone else more than themselves."

Only three Australian men are in the ATP top 100, with Lleyton Hewitt Australia's highest-ranked male at No. 21.

Samantha Stosur, with a ranking of 46, is the best of the four Australian women in the WTA top 100

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Lleyton Hewitt Scores for the Environment!

Tennis champion and Planet Ark Ambassador Lleyton Hewitt is urging Australian sports fans to join him and score for the environment this holiday season by recycling their 'Cards for Planet Ark'. Now in it's 14th year, Planet Ark's longest running recycling campaign has collected more than 575 million greeting cards.

Australians will post more than 100 million Christmas cards this holiday season. "When it comes to recycling greeting cards all Australians can play," says Hewitt. "Planet Ark and the ATP have rallied together to ensure that sports fans support the environment."

"It's great to see Lleyton getting involved with such a worthwhile cause as Planet Ark," says Brad Drewett, CEO, International Group, ATP. "Hopefully Lleyton’s involvement in the campaign encourages more Australians to recycle their Christmas cards than ever before, proving we are among the world's best recyclers."

Australia Post, the major partner of the 'Cards 4 Planet Ark' campaign is again giving away one million reply paid envelopes through their outlets. Used cards can be placed inside the envelope and posted for free at any of the 15,000 street posting boxes nationwide.
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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #50 on: December 27, 2007, 09:57:28 PM »
I know it's a little early, but I'm ready.

No, it is never too early. 
I don't know if I've drunk the koolaid, but I'm hoping Nalbandian gets his first GS.

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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #51 on: December 27, 2007, 09:59:18 PM »
I know it's a little early, but I'm ready.

No, it is never too early. 
I don't know if I've drunk the koolaid, but I'm hoping Nalbandian gets his first GS.



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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #52 on: December 27, 2007, 10:05:03 PM »
I know it's a little early, but I'm ready.

No, it is never too early. 
I don't know if I've drunk the koolaid, but I'm hoping Nalbandian gets his first GS.



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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #53 on: December 27, 2007, 10:51:12 PM »
I know it's a little early, but I'm ready.

No, it is never too early. 
I don't know if I've drunk the koolaid, but I'm hoping Nalbandian gets his first GS.



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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #54 on: December 28, 2007, 03:19:56 PM »
It seems to me that all the talk of Hewitt being well prepared and all could place even more pressure on him.  It seems he is becoming with the AO what Timmy was with Wimbledon. 

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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #55 on: December 28, 2007, 03:21:01 PM »
It seems to me that all the talk of Hewitt being well prepared and all could place even more pressure on him.  It seems he is becoming with the AO what Timmy was with Wimbledon. 

I said something like this on another thread....but you said it better!

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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #56 on: December 28, 2007, 03:24:16 PM »
It seems to me that all the talk of Hewitt being well prepared and all could place even more pressure on him.  It seems he is becoming with the AO what Timmy was with Wimbledon. 

I said something like this on another thread....but you said it better!

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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #57 on: December 28, 2007, 03:26:37 PM »
It seems to me that all the talk of Hewitt being well prepared and all could place even more pressure on him.  It seems he is becoming with the AO what Timmy was with Wimbledon. 

Very true OSU, and if Hewitt gets to the stage where Tim was at Wimbledon then he's only creating problems for himself and will really feel it and probably suffer when he comes up against some of the real top players, or possibly against really low ranked opponents because then the pressure will be well and trully on Hewitt not to just win but to win very easily.
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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #58 on: December 28, 2007, 04:03:55 PM »
I know it's a little early, but I'm ready.

No, it is never too early. 
I don't know if I've drunk the koolaid, but I'm hoping Nalbandian gets his first GS.



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Re: Australian Open
« Reply #59 on: December 28, 2007, 04:08:45 PM »
I know it's a little early, but I'm ready.

No, it is never too early. 
I don't know if I've drunk the koolaid, but I'm hoping Nalbandian gets his first GS.



welcome to the forums fleabitten. you have come to the right place. the founder of this site is also a big time architect. you will meet him soon.

once again, post away and have a blast.

thanks for the welcome.  i never said I was a "big time architect"  LOL.  But if I did I guess you wouldn't be able to prove me wrong.  I'm kind of a medium time arcitect.

You got some wires crossed. Are you an archictect?
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