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You don't know math. But I'd change it slightly, I've got

USO>W>AO>RG

*I always wondered why you'd bust out SW19 for no apparent reason. :;:-| at you. 

I was thinking RG slower than AO so I used >........sorry about that, I regard clay as the superior surface so of course I think in terms of slow surface. :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

I disagree greatly about UO being faster than Wimbledon grass but there are plenty of threads that discusses that issue.

What do you mean by "bust out"? English is my second language so I need help here   :head-bash:

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You don't know math. But I'd change it slightly, I've got

USO>W>AO>RG

*I always wondered why you'd bust out SW19 for no apparent reason. :;:-| at you. 

I was thinking RG slower than AO so I used >........sorry about that, I regard clay as the superior surface so of course I think in terms of slow surface. :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

I disagree greatly about UO being faster than Wimbledon grass but there are plenty of threads that discusses that issue.

What do you mean by "bust out"? English is my second language so I need help here   :head-bash:

You saying "SW19" is like me saying "bust out".
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"bust out" = dropping some fancy or cryptic verbage
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Thanks......I though SW19 was common!

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Thanks......I though SW19 was common!

I never really thought about it, but it looks like an address in England. I'd say where Wimby is located. Sort of like refering to the USO as Flushing Meadows, or the French Open as RG, or the AO as Flinder's Park, eh?

No American would know that...  ..-)
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Thanks......I though SW19 was common!

I never really thought about it, but it looks like an address in England. I'd say where Wimby is located. Sort of like refering to the USO as Flushing Meadows, or the French Open as RG, or the AO as Flinder's Park, eh?

No American would know that...  ..-)
OH SNAP! :rofl_2:
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Tommy in Melbourne :
1st Round : def. Schwank 6-3 6-3 6-4

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Philipp Kohlschreiber  -  Stanislas Wawrinka - TB - NM - GD - EG - IS - DL - RF - DT - JWT

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WoooooHoooo!
Thanks for the stats! :))
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WoooooHoooo!
Thanks for the stats! :))

you're welcome !
And now you wonder what would have been if Tommy had better 1st serve ?  :))
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Day 1 vs Schwank :







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Philipp Kohlschreiber  -  Stanislas Wawrinka - TB - NM - GD - EG - IS - DL - RF - DT - JWT

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Successful comeback for Tommy Haas

On Tuesday morning, European time, Tommy Haas reached the second round of the Australian Open in Melbourne in promising fashion, beating Eduardo Schwank from Argentina 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.

However, despite the convincing final result, it was Schwank, making his Australian Open debut, who initially looked to gain the upper hand: Haas was trailing 3-2 when he had to face two break points. But the German saved both of them, won his service game to make it 3-3 and then broke Schwank's service in the very next game. A few minutes later, another break won the first set for Haas, 6-3.

Schwank stuck to his match plan in the second set, mainly hitting long ground strokes. Tommy Haas gladly accepted the challenge, more than held his own in those rallies and broke Schwank's first service game in this set. Haas faced another couple of break points when he was 4-1 and 5-3 up, but he saved them all and then won this set against the world's number 54, 6-3 again.

Down by two sets, Schwank changed his approach as the third set began and tried a serve and volley style. But Haas time and again countered that strategy with some excellent backhand passing shots. An early break seemed to decide the match in favour of Haas, but Schwank managed to come back and tied things in the very next game. Haas broke the Argentinian's service game again but then failed to make it 5-3, carelessly allowing Schwank to draw level at 4-4. Still, the faster the pace of the rallies, the more errors Schwank made. And so he dropped his serve in the ninth game and Haas wrapped up the match after two hours with his tenth ace.

Tommy Haas will be happy with his start to the tournament, the more so since his elbow didn't give him any problems. In the next round, he'll meet either the Italian Flavio Cipolla or the seeded Russian Dmitry Tursunov.

love that sentence  ;-()
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Day 1 vs Schwank :



In the absence of light, darkness prevails!
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TOMMY HAAS
Philipp Kohlschreiber  -  Stanislas Wawrinka - TB - NM - GD - EG - IS - DL - RF - DT - JWT

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Great stuff M8!!!
 
That first pic is TIGHT!!! :))
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More pics Round 1 :






BACKHAND   :wicked: :wicked:



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Philipp Kohlschreiber  -  Stanislas Wawrinka - TB - NM - GD - EG - IS - DL - RF - DT - JWT

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Tommy practicing : Backhands first :wicked:
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Philipp Kohlschreiber  -  Stanislas Wawrinka - TB - NM - GD - EG - IS - DL - RF - DT - JWT

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Philipp Kohlschreiber  -  Stanislas Wawrinka - TB - NM - GD - EG - IS - DL - RF - DT - JWT

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hm I am concerned about this one: :fever 2:




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Philipp Kohlschreiber  -  Stanislas Wawrinka - TB - NM - GD - EG - IS - DL - RF - DT - JWT

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In the absence of light, darkness prevails!
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TOMMY HAAS
Philipp Kohlschreiber  -  Stanislas Wawrinka - TB - NM - GD - EG - IS - DL - RF - DT - JWT

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Cipolla stands between Haas and Nadal
Flavio Cipolla from Italy has already got four matches under his belt when he faces Tommy Haas on Show Court 3 tomorrow, at about 3am CET. The Roman reached the main singles event after defeating the Pole Dawid Olejniczak, the Frenchman Eric Prodon and Alexandre Kudryavtsev from Russia in qualifying.

A stunning four-set win over the 19th seed Dimitry Tursunov in the first round proper then set up the meeting with Tommy Haas for the Italian, who will not have expected to make it this far.

Even though Haas visibly suffered from nerves at the beginning of his own first-round match, against Eduardo Schwank, his eventually successful comeback from his injury lay-off will have given him self-confidence. Haas improved from game to game and impressed with his passing shots, finally breaking down Schwank's resistance and winning the match that lasted two hours quite comfortably. If Haas keeps up his level of concentration against Flavio Cipolla, he'll stand a good chance of beating the right-handed player who holds down place 138 in the ATP rankings. However, if the German does so, he is going to face an uphill struggle in the third round, as his likely opponent there is the world's number one, Rafael Nadal.
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Oh I like that headline ! What a match that should be if....Tommy vs Nadal on court,night session,now wind,no sun ! Seems like a perfect thing for Tommy,that's his bet chance fo him to be remembered !
Oh can't wait even for Round 2 to start,and talking to the Round 3  :gleam:
Auf Geht's Tommy !

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TOMMY HAAS
Philipp Kohlschreiber  -  Stanislas Wawrinka - TB - NM - GD - EG - IS - DL - RF - DT - JWT