Official Tennis Thread - Aussie Aussie Aussie

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  1. SC

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    Kvitova-Kerber tonight/tomorrow morning in Sydney. That'll be fun.
     
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  2. Wendel Clark

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    Andreescu got through her first qualifier match.

    FAA vs. Eubanks to open the night day of qualifying at 6pm ET
     
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  3. Wallcoq

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    Kvitova looks skinny as shit. Kind of reminds of what Novak looked like when he came back.
     
  4. SC

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    Delpo to play Del Ray Beach as his first tournament of the year.
     
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  5. Sterling A

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    same as Svitolina, way too damn skinny
     
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  6. Wendel Clark

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    Ill be there!

    Im not going to lie. Its so nice having a 250 tournament literally 5 miles from my place.

    So far they have: Del Potro, Anderson, Raonic, Kyrgios, Tiafoe.

    Pretty good tennis for cheap. Nice arena as well
     
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    Yeah I remember her being that skinny last year. I think Kvitova looked normal just a few months ago.
     
  8. Sterling A

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  10. SC

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    Afraid Andy is toast, unfortunately. Really sad.
     
  11. Wallcoq

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    Where is this happening?
     
  12. SC

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    Practice match in Melbourne. The Aussie changed the rules this year so fans are allowed to watch scheduled practice matches, which is pretty cool. I looked around a bit for video but didn't see anything.
     
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    Fritz, woof. Isner, woofier.
     
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  14. paulski

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    Ha ha ha... Tomic got Cilic in the first round. Good luck with that, you useless git. :laugh:
     
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    Raonic-Kyrgios R1.
     
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    Serena draw:
    R1: Tatiana Maria
    R2: Bouchard
    R3: Suarez-Navarro
    R4: Halep/Venus
    QF: Pliskova/Garbine/Kastkina
    SF: Svitolina/Osaka
     
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    Other R1 popcorn matches: Sakkari-Ostapenko, Halep-Kanepi, Wawrinka-Gulbis, Keys-Aiava, Bencic-Sinakova,
     
  18. SC

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    Kerber draw:
    R1: Hercog
    R2: Pera/Qualifier
    R3: Vekic
    R4: Goerges/Caro Garcia
    QF: Sloane/Bertens
    SF: Kvitova/Woz
    F: Halep/Osaka/Svitolina/Pliskova/Serena
     
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    Federer draw:
    R1: Istomin
    R2: Qualifier
    R3: Monfils/Fritz/Norrie/Dzumhur
    R4: Tsitsipas (!)/Basilashvili
    QF: Cilic/RBA/Khachanov
    SF: Rafa/KA
    F: Djokovic/Nishikori
     
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    Djokovic draw:
    R1: Qualifier
    R2: Tsonga (!)
    R3: Shapo/Daniel/Andujar
    R4: Medvedev/Goffin
    QF: Nishikori/Foginini/Kohlschriber
    SF: Zverev/Coric/Wawrinka
    F: Fed/Rafa/Cilic/KA
     
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    If Rafa is healthy, this draw is pretty open.
    R1: Duckworth
    R2: Struff/Ebden
    R3: De Minaur
    R4: Edmund/Schwartzman
    QF: KA/Dimitrov
    SF: Fed/Cilic/Khachanov/Tsitsipas
    F: Djokovic
     
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  22. Wendel Clark

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    GTFO
     
  23. Wendel Clark

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    BTW what a fantastic match right now. Simon/Millman
     
  24. Wendel Clark

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    Winner of that match gets Wawrinka/Gulbis winner. What a fucking brutal part of the draw
     
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  25. Sterling A

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    Wtf kinda draw is that!!!
     
  26. Wallcoq

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  27. Sterling A

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    Wertheim's Seed Report

    https://www.si.com/tennis/2019/01/1...-seed-reports-dark-horses-matches-predictions



    First-round “Bangers,” as the kids call them. For the rest of us, first-round matches to watch:

    Raonic vs. Kyrgios: For the latter, this is what happens when you don’t have a top-32 ranking.

    Cilic vs. Tomic: What’s the opposite of home cooking?

    Thiem vs. Paire: Over five sets, Thiem should prevail. But he’ll likely have to work for it.

    Bautista Agut vs. Murray: Last week, RBA beat the current No. 1. Next week he can beat a former No. 1.

    Djokovic vs. Tsonga: Not until the second round, but a likely repeat of the 2008 final (won by Novak).

    Isner vs. Opelka: Almost 14 feet of tennis.

    Upset Special

    Tomas Berdych d. Kyle Edmund

    Predictions

    Doubles winner:

    Bob and Mike Bryan: the Peaches & Herb Reunited special

    Semis: Djokovic d. Thiem, Federer d. Anderson

    Final: Djokovic d. Federer
     
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  28. Sterling A

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    First-round matches to watch:

    Halep vs. Kanepi: No way Halep loses in consecutive Slams to Kanepi in round one. Is there?

    Venus vs. Mihaela Buzarnescu: Go by the ranking and the Romanian, the 25thseed, is the favorite.

    Ostapenko vs. Maria Sakkari: Rough start for both

    Donna Vekic vs. Kristina Mladenovic: Vekic now among the seeds; Mladenovic—two years removed from the top 10—is not.

    Stephens vs. Taylor Townsend: If TT catches SS on an off-day, this could be interesting.

    Serena v. Bouchard: A likely second-rounder.

    Upset Special

    Riske d. Kiki Bertens

    Predictions

    Doubles winner: Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic successfully defend their title repeat

    Semis: Svitolina d. Pliskova, Sabalenka d. Kerber

    Finals: Sabalenka d. Svitolina
     
  29. SC

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    He picked Sabalenka? Wow.
     
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  30. Wallcoq

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    Women are crazy.
     
  31. paulski

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    Yeah, that's just stoopid. :facepalm:

    Edit: And let me just clarify this - it's not that I don't think she's a good player. It's just that the Aust Open is not traditionally the place where a female player on the rise takes that next big step and wins a major out of nowhere. I expect the winner to come from the likes of Kerber, Serena, Svitolina, Pliskova or maybe Osaka if she hits form.
     
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  32. Wendel Clark

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    He must be reading this thread and our love for Sabalenka
     
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    Fuck fuck fuck. This sucks so much.


     
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    I'll never forget I was in UK the week he got #1 rank. Guy I was working with kept asking me if I knew who Andy Murray was.
     
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    My sister got married in Scotland in early July 2012. Was taking a taxi with my family from Glasgow to Edinboro during the Wimbledon final and driver was going crazy the whole time.

    Never really liked his style but good guy and country absolutely adores him.
     
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  38. pratyk

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    The whole presser sounds heartbreaking. I'm not The biggest fan of his game but he's a class guy who's quite funny, in a self deprecating way at that and a genuinely nice guy asked on my friends interaction with him
     
  39. Wendel Clark

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    I hate seeing these guys fade into oblivion. Really hope Fed/Nadal/Djokovic retire on top. Watching the likes of Murray/Ferrer just not have it sucks.
     
  40. Wendel Clark

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    Got to post this to remember the pinnacle of his career



     
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  41. SC

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    Think Andy’s career and his accomplishments are going to age quite well, especially given the era he played in. 3 Slams, 11 total Slam Finals, a Davis Cup title, 14 Masters titles, 2 Olympic Gold medals, a year-end number 1.
     
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  42. Fran Tarkenton

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    and this for me

     
  43. SC

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    Damn. Didn’t think he’d be the first of the big 4 to hang it up
     
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  46. Wallcoq

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    #legend
     
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  47. Wendel Clark

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    Andreescu gets through the qualies. Hoping she can continue making a run in the main event now
     
  48. Wendel Clark

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    Also the girl I was talking about in November got a WC in the Aussie. Osuigwe gets a qualifier in Round 1. If it’s andreescu I’m going to blow.

    Would play Sevastova in round 2
     
  49. Sterling A

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